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Re: Slow startup times with new version
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2014, 05:20:51 PM »
I'd like to ask a question,,,how long can I keep the 2014 version of avast. I'm afraid to dl the 2015 version right now as I have some really important things I need the computer for right now and being a computer novice when it comes to problems I'm usually lost. How long will the 2014 be supported?????

Don't worry, I'll bet you're good for a year for sure, probably more. :)

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Re: Slow startup times with new version
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2018, 01:42:08 PM »
Update on this topic from the person who started it:

The solution worked up until recently when Avast removed the repeat registration mechanic which forced me to update to the new version. Problem is, this new version just flat out won't start at all. I've been running it for the best part of 20 minutes now and the task manager shows me AvastSrc.exe is active BUT it neither opens or activates fully.

It does however produce a stunning 3.5 million page faults and a total of 8 minutes of CPU time. So what is the latest version I can revert to that will safely work for this machine and how do I do so?


PS. I still can't update this computer to a newer windows for reasons which I am not at liberty to discuss. Please do not ask.
It's not my primary machine any more but things have become... complicated.
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Re: Slow startup times with new version
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2018, 06:08:14 PM »
Update on this topic from the person who started it:

The solution worked up until recently when Avast removed the repeat registration mechanic which forced me to update to the new version. Problem is, this new version just flat out won't start at all. I've been running it for the best part of 20 minutes now and the task manager shows me AvastSrc.exe is active BUT it neither opens or activates fully.

It does however produce a stunning 3.5 million page faults and a total of 8 minutes of CPU time. So what is the latest version I can revert to that will safely work for this machine and how do I do so?


PS. I still can't update this computer to a newer windows for reasons which I am not at liberty to discuss. Please do not ask.
It's not my primary machine any more but things have become... complicated.

What machine??
What OS    Specs?
Version of Avast?
Other Security Software?

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Re: Slow startup times with new version
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2018, 06:15:27 PM »
I just uninstalled, this slow startup started to happen too often(avast installer using 100% disk) It made me rage really hard. It hogs the pc, just when you need it fast.

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Re: Slow startup times with new version
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2018, 12:36:59 AM »
I just uninstalled, this slow startup started to happen too often(avast installer using 100% disk) It made me rage really hard. It hogs the pc, just when you need it fast.
Without knowing the cause, that's an unfair assumption on your part. I certainly don't have that problem. :)
Uninstalling Avast probably removed a conflict but without knowing more and being able to track down that problem, all of this is speculation.
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