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Re: Loading Avast services later and manual updates warning
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2014, 03:42:58 PM »
No problems, that is what we are here for :)

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2014, 08:26:02 PM »
BTW, I had no problem doing this on 2 vista laptops and 1 XP netbook.
My little windows 8 netbook however kept giving me access is denied messages when I tried to save the .ini file. Disabling avast did not help. I got around this by going directly to notepad, right clicking on it and choosing run as administrator, and then from there opening the .ini file, editing and saving it and it saved. I mention this in case anyone gets an access is denied message as this may help.

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2014, 07:29:52 AM »
I'm not getting any definitions update popup at all. I have  "show notification box after automatic update" checked with a 5 second duration on the popup but it has never happened so far and it does appear to be receiving updates.

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2014, 07:39:08 AM »
In Silent/Gaming mode, I see that "silent if a full screen application is running" is selected. Does that mean if the FireFox browser is running full screen popups will not show?

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2014, 11:21:28 AM »
No new VPS have been released yet I am still on 28-0

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2014, 12:39:43 PM »
oh ok, thanks essexboy

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2014, 12:52:21 PM »
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In Silent/Gaming mode, I see that "silent if a full screen application is running" is selected. Does that mean if the FireFox browser is running full screen popups will not show?
No that just relates to full screen games only :)

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2014, 01:57:00 PM »
I see... I thought that setting had to do with just gaming and it seems set there as the default I just got fooled because it showed new updated times I guess due to streaming updates. I decided to deselect the streaming updates and just go with the regular fixed updates. Though the streaming updates are very small I prefer it to update at one time only and would rather it not be interacting with a server all the time. I also turned off all the cloud stuff and removed everything but the Software Updater, which I find extremely useful. Anyway, I'm happy to see avast is pretty light on resources and is working well. Thanks again.

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2014, 03:33:53 PM »
The benefit of streaming updates is that they actually replace (to all intents and purposes) the need to release several updates a day, when one will do. 

The choice is yours though :)

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2014, 10:30:34 AM »
As I mentioned in another thread, I was having some problems with a slow shutdown. I tried a number of things including making sure old a/v programs were removed and a few basic registry tweaks, but this seemed to cause new problems. So I put the registry entries back to their default and also put pretty much all the avast settings back to their default (enabled streaming updates etc) and deleted the 2 additions to the avast5.ini file and now the issue is gone. In addition, Avast and my computer seems to run just as well if not better now.

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2014, 02:41:18 PM »
Dare I say ... Typical computer, some problems appear to come and go as they please

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Re: Changing .ini file to improve startup speed
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2014, 05:00:47 PM »
Yeah it seems.