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I then moved to Avast because it had some good write ups and it certainly was much quicker and more responsive.  I do hope something can be done to prevent it going the same way as AVG.

What you've done was to delay the start of the process to check for updates to the VBS file.Apparently that process was starting early for you and may have slowed down the overall boot time.
Even with the increased protection, avast! is still extremely light on system resource usage.
It certainly isn't bloatware. :)
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I then moved to Avast because it had some good write ups and it certainly was much quicker and more responsive.  I do hope something can be done to prevent it going the same way as AVG.

What you've done was to delay the start of the process to check for updates to the VBS file.Apparently that process was starting early for you and may have slowed down the overall boot time.
Even with the increased protection, avast! is still extremely light on system resource usage.
It certainly isn't bloatware. :)


Thanks for the reply ... I guess it could be that, although I have 2GB of RAM (silly me put 2MB in my original posting!), it just wasn't enough to handle all the processes going on at once and there was a lot of disk thrashing going on.  Delaying the update evens out the use of resources.

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Re: Avast considerably slows down the booting of the system (According to Soluto)
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2013, 11:53:47 PM »
Solved!!

been researching this since upgrading and updating and vista machine on the side ... tried the services and startups, no good, tired xbootmgr from the toolkit, just a big gap after login and black screen reaching desktop .... triend the disabeling rootkit boot, protection and delayed load for avast, still no good .... from the link tried adding AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=360 to the INI file ... Little better performance .... Wait for it ....... Disable Streaming Updates under > Settings > Cloud Services ....

Booted stright to desktop as expected without the black screen delay ...


your all welcome, I only post because I didnt see the answer elsewhere ... good luck

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Re: Avast considerably slows down the booting of the system (According to Soluto)
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2013, 12:50:46 AM »
Solved!!

been researching this since upgrading and updating and vista machine on the side ... tried the services and startups, no good, tired xbootmgr from the toolkit, just a big gap after login and black screen reaching desktop .... triend the disabeling rootkit boot, protection and delayed load for avast, still no good .... from the link tried adding AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=360 to the INI file ... Little better performance .... Wait for it ....... Disable Streaming Updates under > Settings > Cloud Services ....

Booted stright to desktop as expected without the black screen delay ...


your all welcome, I only post because I didnt see the answer elsewhere ... good luck
Solving your problem by disabling what keeps you protected against the newest dangers makes no sense and
certainly only created a worse problem.
I've actually found  Soluto to be a great slowdown in the start up process and haven't used it for a very long time.
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Re: Avast considerably slows down the booting of the system (According to Soluto)
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2013, 11:33:57 AM »
I find that Avast slows down my bootup considerably as well. I can live with this, as at least I can do a few things as it's the network connection that takes the longest to come online so I do have access to files etc within a few minutes. The big problem I'm having is that whenever Avast requires a major update, the computer takes ages - up to 20 minutes, to become fully operational. The avast icon doesn't appear in the lower right and the disk churns. It's using the 'system' process, so it took me a while to work out it's avast causing the problems. I will uninstall and reinstall. I don't have too much to complain about as I use the free version but I am going to look for alternatives as this has happened a few times now and two of the times I've really needed access. I am writing this on a laptop, whilst my main desktop is churning away.

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Re: Avast considerably slows down the booting of the system (According to Soluto)
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »
I find that Avast slows down my bootup considerably as well. I can live with this, as at least I can do a few things as it's the network connection that takes the longest to come online so I do have access to files etc within a few minutes. The big problem I'm having is that whenever Avast requires a major update, the computer takes ages - up to 20 minutes, to become fully operational. The avast icon doesn't appear in the lower right and the disk churns. It's using the 'system' process, so it took me a while to work out it's avast causing the problems. I will uninstall and reinstall. I don't have too much to complain about as I use the free version but I am going to look for alternatives as this has happened a few times now and two of the times I've really needed access. I am writing this on a laptop, whilst my main desktop is churning away.
This is probably more related to the amount of ram installed and the amount of processes starting at boot, the quick fix would be to stop as many as possible Un-needed programs from the boot process ( ITunes for example is a major culprit that sets itself to start every boot )