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Offline mchain

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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2014, 08:57:47 PM »
One thing I do is to not connect to the Internet until the system is fully up and running.  This avoids all issues you are seeing.

If wired, connect only once the last taskbar icon comes into place, and set wireless to connect only on demand.  Boot time to usable desktop on this old W7 machine is about 45 seconds with the current setup and running an old SATA II drive.  Still as fast on boot as the day it was first started.  (Actually it is faster, since the first boot ever was without an a/v solution installed.)

(Note: No registry cleaning has ever been done on this system.)
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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2014, 02:23:07 PM »
Thx for that Bob,

I kinda hoped that you would have Avast Premium - then that could be the explanation.

Wondering if Win 8.1 Pro is the solution then, hmm.

Do you have the default settings in Avast? I do.

I can see there are some settings that maybe could make some difference, but they all seem to disable too much from my POV.

For example;
  • I still want Avast to update the virus definitions automatically, and I do want it to show the popup for when it's done.
  • I still want Avast to automatically check for new program updates, and just alert me that there's one available - so I can choose to update it instantly or later.

  • But I don't want Avast to scan my registry or harddrives in the background, unless I personally give it permission on demand.
  • And I don't want Avast to give me intimidating ads/popups/alerts about Grimefighter/Optimize my PC and so on.




(ATM I get these kind of alerts a couple of times a day. That's what I wanna get rid of.)

To sum it all up; I just want Avast to be an antivirus. Nothing more nothing less.

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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2014, 02:28:36 PM »
Control Panel > Program Files > avast! Delete Repair Change> Select Change> Uncheck Grimefighter and any other
modules you don't use.
Grime Fighter doesn't install on my computer because it's not compatible with my system. :)
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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 02:57:44 PM »
Control Panel > Program Files > avast! Delete Repair Change> Select Change> Uncheck Grimefighter and any other
modules you don't use.
Grime Fighter doesn't install on my computer because it's not compatible with my system. :)

Thank you yet again Bob:)

Seems like I've had a lazy day when I last installed Avast. I usually always make sure to choose "Custom Install" to uncheck all unwanted tools and gadgets, but in this case I must have missed it.

Apart from Grimefighter, which of these tools would you guys say are safe to uncheck?
(Considered that I regularly do manual scans, use MBAM and other safety tools.)


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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 03:18:45 PM »
Habits are easily broken and systems are easily compromised by not sticking to a routine.
Always use custom install, Always. :)
What to uncheck depends on how you use your system.
If you only use on-line email like gmail, hotmail, etc, then you don't need the MailShield
If you haven't paid for SecureLine, you don't need it.
If you don't intend to purchase Grime fighter, you don't need it.
Avast! Gadgets ??? I don't install it - up to you
Browser Cleanup - Gets rid of Toolbars and other PUP's
Your computer so some choices have to come from you.

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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2014, 07:37:16 PM »
I installed the paid avast Premium and also find that my computer is slowing down, the people talked above about the settings in the update channel how do i chance the Premium of avast update setting as shown above. If i change it to manual update it  threw a yellow warning out to change settings back to automatically update, this is frustration
My computer cannot be so slow i just bought this and do not know what to do.
My specs is 8 Gb ddr5 ram intel core i7 2600cpu 3.40 Ghz

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Re: slowdown in computer
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2014, 10:21:59 PM »
I installed the paid avast Premium and also find that my computer is slowing down, the people talked above about the settings in the update channel how do i chance the Premium of avast update setting as shown above. If i change it to manual update it  threw a yellow warning out to change settings back to automatically update, this is frustration
My computer cannot be so slow i just bought this and do not know what to do.
My specs is 8 Gb ddr5 ram intel core i7 2600cpu 3.40 Ghz
Start your own topic and give us the information about your system and also what other security programs are and were installed
in the past on your system.
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