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Jarmo P

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Your boot up times running Avast?
« on: September 01, 2005, 08:57:03 PM »
http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,14243806

So mine was a total of 1 minute as written on that threads 4th page running athlon 2400 MHz, 512 MB 2.5 year old XP Home SP2 many times security patched computer.

If you have timed yours, interested to know ;)


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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 09:06:04 PM »
Up to 2 minutes after password entered.  ;)

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 09:11:35 PM »
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Up to 2 minutes after password entered.  Wink

You forgot to mention your system details. Oops did not seee your signature ;)

It was from HD starting, not after logging in?

I don't have a password on my XP Limited user account so Avast internals were not taking time while i was not typing any password.


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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 12:46:07 AM »
Approx 1.5 minutes from boot to avast icon shows no activity.

I have however totally disabled my Outpost Pro firewall otherwise that time is likely to be closer to 3 minutes. I start it using a batch file after boot, this only takes a few seconds and avast scan 450-500 files during this start (otherwise it stuffs my boot speed).
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005, 12:54:44 AM »
I just tried it.   

From entering password its about 38 seconds.

It was 4 minutes last week..     Ive no idea how I fixed it   :o
(XP Home, Sygate Firewall, GoBack)  scanned count=391

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2005, 08:03:48 AM »
You forgot to mention your system Connie.
Glad to see another Sygate user in the forum.  :)
Sygate does not take much reboot time in my experience.

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2005, 08:24:27 PM »
40 seconds from power on till the little blue ball goes to sleep AMD Barton 2.8 512 MB

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2005, 08:33:05 PM »
You forgot to mention your system Connie.
Glad to see another Sygate user in the forum.  :)
Sygate does not take much reboot time in my experience.

Intel Pentium 4 2400 mHZ 512 MB

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2005, 08:44:31 AM »
Boot times are greatly effected by the # of programs and services that are loaded at boot time.
My old clunker which runs at 1500 MHZ takes quite a while to finish booting because I load a lot of programs
when my system first starts. The # of files that avast! scans at boot time is also affected by the # of programs that get loaded at boot time.
The more programs you (I) load, the longer it will take.
Without knowing exactly what's being loaded at boot time, it's really impossible to make any comparisons.
I'm sure that my puter takes longer than 5 minutes to boot but with my routine in the morning, It wouldn't matter if it took 10 min.
Till I've got the coffee made, I don't really want to do anything anyway. ;D
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2005, 09:08:18 AM »
Well Bob, I would have to agree with you that the most important thing in the morning is to get THAT COFFEE made and worry about the puter later.  ;D

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2005, 09:50:09 AM »

There are a couple of setting that can help to reduce Boot Time Via

My Computer/ Right Click/ Properties/Advanced/ StartUp and Recovery/Settings/

time to Display List of operating Systems= Windows Default setting = 30 Seconds My Setting = 3 seconds

time to Display Recovery Options When Needed = Windows Default= 30 Seconds My Setting = 1 second

The first setting is displayed in your boot.ini file so you can shave as much as 27 seconds off default boot time

if you like



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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2005, 11:15:16 AM »
bob3160 is correct....there are too many variables to make any useful comparisons.

However, mine is the fastest.   :P

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2005, 01:31:43 PM »
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bob3160 is correct....there are too many variables to make any useful comparisons.

However, mine is the fastest.   Tongue

Not recommending anyone to install programs and have a quicklaunch icon in systray for them :P

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2005, 02:48:27 PM »
bob3160 is correct....there are too many variables to make any useful comparisons.

However, mine is the fastest.   :P
And mine is probably the slowest but that's by choice and not because there's anything wrong with my system.

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Not recommending anyone to install programs and have a quicklaunch icon in systray for them
That's something that's strictly users choice as are many of the settings on your computer.
What's good and convenient for me, is probably totally unacceptable for a lot of others.
It also depends on how much RAM you have installed.
When you get to my age, speed takes a distant second to convenience,
As long as the lack of speed is by choice NOT because of an infection by some Mal-ware. ;D
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2005, 02:54:40 PM »
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bob3160 is correct....there are too many variables to make any useful comparisons.

However, mine is the fastest. Tongue

Not recommending anyone to install programs and have a quicklaunch icon in systray for them :P
Absolutely agree about loading programs at startup, will slow boot, but I also agree about loading programs that aren't absolutely necessary at boot, rather use the quick launch bar for your most popular programs and use that to start them. I have also reordered the quick launch order so that my most used programs (launch firewall batch file, email, browser and the show desktop) are visible so a single click starts my most used programs.

As far as absolutely essential programs to run on boot your AV, firewall (although mine I start manually {dial-up connections only}), basically security related programs. You don't need media players, etc. to run on boot (they all seem to want to). I think the less you have going on at boot time the better.
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