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AZBeagle

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Long Start-up in Vista
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:42:56 PM »
When I boot up my Vista PC my desktop is displayed in about 30-40 seconds.
But then it takes another 4 minutes for Avast to start, so I can't do anything in those 4 minutes.
I'm trying to find out what is going on that takes Avast so long to start.  Thanks.

lord ami

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 08:49:05 PM »
Which avast! version are you using?
Be precise :) (like 9.0.2007)

Offline davexnet

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 11:18:35 PM »
Could try to get Vista to optimize the files that are relevant to the boot.
Start a CMD prompt in administrator mode and enter the command

rundll32 advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

It probably takes about 30 minutes to complete. 
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Offline Alikhan

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 11:24:43 PM »
When I boot up my Vista PC my desktop is displayed in about 30-40 seconds.
But then it takes another 4 minutes for Avast to start, so I can't do anything in those 4 minutes.
I'm trying to find out what is going on that takes Avast so long to start.  Thanks.

Have you changed Avast to startup type to "Automatic (Delayed Start) by any chance.

To check : Start>Run>"services.msc">Find "Avast Antivirus" and check the Startup type.

Also was this a clean install you done or was it an install over the top of v8?
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AZBeagle

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 03:52:16 PM »
I'm running Avast 2014.9.0.2006, but it was doing this prior to the installation of version 9 as well.

AZBeagle

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 03:56:53 PM »
How do I tell if the command rundll32 advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks is running?  When I enter it on  the CMD screen nothing to indicate that anything is running appears.

AZBeagle

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 04:03:33 PM »
Services are not delaying the start of Avast.  It is automated.

Is there some piece of software available that logs the start/end time for everything that happens during startup?

AZBeagle

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Re: Long Start-up in Vista
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 06:47:09 PM »
I started logging in the Vista Event Viewer and then rebooted.  When the system became available I found this in the Event Viewer

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Date:          11/4/2013 10:32:24 AM
Event ID:      101
Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Event Log
User:          LOCAL SERVICE
Computer:     Den
Description:
This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process:
     File Name      :   instup.exe
     Friendly Name      :   avast! Antivirus Installer
     Version      :   9.0.2006.159
     Total Time      :   14306ms
     Degradation Time   :   6806ms
     Incident Time (UTC)   :   11/4/2013 5:29:48 PM
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{cfc18ec0-96b1-4eba-961b-622caee05b0a}" />
    <EventID>101</EventID>
    <Version>1</Version>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>4002</Task>
    <Opcode>33</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000010000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-11-04T17:32:24.348Z" />
    <EventRecordID>11094</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{00000000-9B8C-0001-0C67-277683D9CE01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1992" ThreadID="2552" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational</Channel>
    <Computer>Den</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="StartTime">2013-11-04T17:29:48.656Z</Data>
    <Data Name="NameLength">11</Data>
    <Data Name="Name">instup.exe</Data>
    <Data Name="FriendlyNameLength">27</Data>
    <Data Name="FriendlyName">avast! Antivirus Installer</Data>
    <Data Name="VersionLength">13</Data>
    <Data Name="Version">9.0.2006.159</Data>
    <Data Name="TotalTime">14306</Data>
    <Data Name="DegradationTime">6806</Data>
    <Data Name="PathLength">56</Data>
    <Data Name="Path">C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\Setup\instup.exe</Data>
    <Data Name="ProductNameLength">17</Data>
    <Data Name="ProductName">avast! Antivirus</Data>
    <Data Name="CompanyNameLength">15</Data>
    <Data Name="CompanyName">AVAST Software</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

So it looks like Avast is my problem, but what can I do do fix it?  Thanks.