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Offline ram1220

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Re: Avast 8 slows boot time.
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2013, 12:07:30 AM »
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Re: Avast 8 slows boot time.
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2013, 01:10:32 AM »
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Re: Avast 8 slows boot time.
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2013, 09:59:08 PM »
So just to confirm the adding the line in the avast5.ini as per the guidance above and also at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/security/3137-avast-5-configuration-for-faster-start-up.html
Worked for me on windows 7 64-bit.
I'm on a quad core machine with 12GB memory, so no slouch of  a machine.
I was seeing load times for Avast of 220 seconds plus in soluto with v long boot time overall prior to this, and following the setting change we're looking at ~ 24 secs load time for avast.

I'd also tried the other fixes in terms of running the prefetcher setup in windows 7 which worked briefly following 6 reboots to train the OS again, but not so long after it went back to long boot again.
We'll see how this goes with more time.

I set
AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=360

Of course the file is stored in C:\ProgramData\Alwil Software\Avast5

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Re: Avast 8 slows boot time.
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2013, 11:26:36 PM »
No problem, nice to see someone use the forum search function.

A bit weird that you see this slowness on boot with a fast system.
Thanks for the feedback.
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