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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2014, 10:07:50 PM »
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SP1 was officially released in 2011, the same year v7.0.1474 came out
Eh no. Release date of 7.0.1474 is 2012-10-31
Source: http://www.avast.com/release-history

I guess it was v7 that came out in 2011, but that's even better... that 7.0.1474 is newer than I thought, and was released a year after SP1 came out. That means it's even more compliant.

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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2014, 10:37:02 PM »
You're welcome - you can of course increase the delay and see if that makes any more difference, but I suspect it wouldn't be much given your new boot times.

Actually I put 180 to begin with to give my system a little more time as it's an older (2008) laptop with 4GB RAM and a 2gHz CPU ... mediocre specs by today's standards. I'm sure 120 would have been plenty but I don't mind AVAST waiting a few min. It's a great little tip and I made a note of it for future use. :) (BTW would have clicked on a rep icon for you but from what I can tell they don't use those here? If I am wrong let me know how I can give you credit for your help.)

A very long time ago I changed mine when I was on dial-up and I didn't want the update check happening if I had just jumped on line to check email, etc. and get back off.

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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2014, 10:45:25 PM »

A very long time ago I changed mine when I was on dial-up and I didn't want the update check happening if I had just jumped on line to check email, etc. and get back off.


I hear that. I actually made mine 180 because the first thing I do at boot is open TBird to check mail, and then FF, and they are process-heavy the first time they are initiated each day. So I lengthened the time to 180 for the same reason, basically.   ;D  Have a great weekend, David.

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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2014, 02:03:43 AM »
That said the only thing that would be going on close to boot is likely to be avast checking for virus definition updates (VPS), so there could be a possibility to delay the auto VPS update.

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Delay Auto Update - Not sure if this is the same for avast7, but this was in avast8, you need to edit (using notepad) avast5.ini the [InetWD] section of the, C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\avast5.ini.  Win7, location, this folder may be hidden, you may also have to run notepad.exe as administrator to prevent UAC intervention.

- Broadband connections, add this line:
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AssumeAlwaysConnected=1
AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=120
When complete save the changes, avast's self-defence module will ask for confirmation, etc. answer Yes. You can extend this duration if required.

DavidR.....nice trick and great suggestion......nice feature to have for any system I would think ?
Any chance Avast would put this feature as selection in Settings in future V9+ releases ?
It'd be nice to have a 90 to 180+ second delay configurable setting.
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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2014, 03:48:38 PM »
I believe it had been suggested in the past to delay the update check, so that people didn't have to do the manual edit. It used to be really early now I think it is around the 30 seconds, but without specialist software it would be hard to get the exact time.

A lot really depends on how many people suffer during boot, when you are looking at 200+ million users to shove it back for everyone. Personally I feel it should be an option in the User Interface to delay it by 3-5 minutes avoiding having to do a manual edit of the ini file.
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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2014, 05:09:54 PM »
Personally I feel it should be an option in the User Interface to delay it by 3-5 minutes avoiding having to do a manual edit of the ini file.

I totally agree.....I think "in general" PCS boot too slow and too much is trying to happen from PW entry to Desktop settling.
I have a SMART software that they added this because they were polling....I think a lot of software "phones home" on login.
Since VBS can be large....depending on factors....it would be nice to have a delay.
I agree perhaps they set a default and this user setting is option in SETTING...perhaps a slider bar of selection range.
I don't know how to suggest new features to Avast...perhaps in the 2015 thread ?
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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2014, 05:32:08 PM »
Personally I feel it should be an option in the User Interface to delay it by 3-5 minutes avoiding having to do a manual edit of the ini file.

I totally agree.....I think "in general" PCS boot too slow and too much is trying to happen from PW entry to Desktop settling.
I have a SMART software that they added this because they were polling....I think a lot of software "phones home" on login.
Since VBS can be large....depending on factors....it would be nice to have a delay.
I agree perhaps they set a default and this user setting is option in SETTING...perhaps a slider bar of selection range.
I don't know how to suggest new features to Avast...perhaps in the 2015 thread ?

I would think the suggested new features for avast 2015 is too far down the tracks for changing the UI and underlying coding to complete the task. There used to be an avast feedback separate from the forums I think, not sure if that is still available.
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Re: Cause of slow boot narrowed down with v7.0.1474
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2014, 08:02:00 PM »
Personally I feel it should be an option in the User Interface to delay it by 3-5 minutes avoiding having to do a manual edit of the ini file.

I totally agree.....I think "in general" PCS boot too slow and too much is trying to happen from PW entry to Desktop settling.
I have a SMART software that they added this because they were polling....I think a lot of software "phones home" on login.
Since VBS can be large....depending on factors....it would be nice to have a delay.
I agree perhaps they set a default and this user setting is option in SETTING...perhaps a slider bar of selection range.
I don't know how to suggest new features to Avast...perhaps in the 2015 thread ?

I would think the suggested new features for avast 2015 is too far down the tracks for changing the UI and underlying coding to complete the task. There used to be an avast feedback separate from the forums I think, not sure if that is still available.

Too bad......I would think fairly simple adder in the UI......would be helpful feature.
I posted on the 2015 thread....maybe Avast Team will see it.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=146141.msg1133978#msg1133978
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