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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2005, 03:09:14 PM »
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I think the less you have going on at boot time the better.
I still think this a a users choice issue.
However, if boot speed is important to you, then by all means,
What David said is 1000% correct. The less you load, the faster you start.
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2005, 03:15:57 PM »
David, I know I've already suggested in forum a lot of times, but you should test NetRun.
You can set which programs (and which delay) should run in off-line section and when you're connected.
Very very stable and low resources usage. You can use the beta version. It's ok and perfect.
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2005, 03:42:02 PM »
Tech, I had a look at Startup Delayer that you mentioned previously but uninstalled it as other than the firewall being an absolute file accessing hog my startup is fine.

I will have a look at the NetRun program, but I don't like using beta software for critical functions like messing with the system security, there is no way to contemplate going on-line without a firewall.

So I can't see a better solution than what I'm using, disable it on boot and launch when the boot has completed.

Edit: I've had a quick look and not so impressed, no matter how stable it is, the web site doesn't fill me with confidence.

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 Sorry NO help file! Too lazy, no time, can't spell, know how the program works
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Sorry nothing yet!

So very early for me to even consider, especially when there is little help or information.
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Before making a bug report please try the latest version first, I may have already fixed the problem!

Please include the version of NetRun that you are using and as much information on your system that you can. Different systems can have different problems!
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2005, 04:33:46 PM »
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Edit: I've had a quick look and not so impressed, no matter how stable it is, the web site doesn't fill me with confidence.
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Exactly, it looks unbelievable cheap. I don't have any problems starting up my system with or without avast! I keep my startup items clean and always controled... even if stupid Quicktime adds itself, I remove it immediatelly... no need to stay there without any reason. When I need to watch something using Quicktime, I open the program and that's it... I don't need that crap sitting in my startup folder without any reason... Also, same thing about other things like that... Keep just necessary stuff over there, and you won't have problems with your startup time...

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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2005, 05:20:31 PM »
I will have a look at the NetRun program, but I don't like using beta software for critical functions like messing with the system security, there is no way to contemplate going on-line without a firewall.
It's a beta from a long time... the author leave the project as is.
But, trust me, I'm using it for 4 years, different computers from Windows 98 to XP.
No problems at all. It's not an invasive software that will mess critical functions... and so on...
Uninstall it and you're ok...
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2005, 06:45:45 PM »
Sorry Tech, I don't doubt your word but I will be giving it a miss. From what I've seen there really isn't anything there that I need, allied with the total lack of information on the web site about it and its beta status I wouldn't download it let alone install it.

If you remember there was another program discussed on the forums Avor?? were I found the web site was lacking in information, the program supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread and it wasn't beta. Yet I said the same thing, I won't install anything that has anything to do with or potentially effect my system security, unless I know exactly what it does.
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2005, 07:37:18 PM »
Allied with the total lack of information on the web site about it and its beta status I wouldn't download it let alone install it.
Download the non-beta so, the last realease, version 1 if I'm not wrong.

If you remember there was another program discussed on the forums Avor?? were I found the web site was lacking in information, the program supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread and it wasn't beta. Yet I said the same thing, I won't install anything that has anything to do with or potentially effect my system security, unless I know exactly what it does.
It's not the same. Arovax application - by the way, I've tested it one month, posted my opinions elsewhere - is a security application. Oh, you may trust the company, the website and so on.
But, a small freeware, that just do what it's proposed to do, made by a common guy in Czech Republic, that don't mess nothing...
We'll became paranoid this way...
I believe in programmers, the serious one, for sure... If not, I won't be making my own scripts and won't even find avast! I'll stay with the well known, with the big homepages full of colors and informations... I'll be with Symantec or McAfee... I won't trust in a Czech program if I thought this way. I left my preconcepts about software programmers a long time ago...

Oh, for sure, I'm not the programmer of NetRun, I've sent an email to the author but he did not answer me that polite (I asked for some improvements and he get nervous). So, I'm not defending this programm or any other, just that computer is not a closed world where you can trust everything by yourself. avast! needs so many improvements that I don't believe in it... I believe in cooperation (using a Techie101's phrase), I believe in development.

Sorry to write that long. Nothing personal but from time to time I need to post a phisolophic thread besides tons of technical bla-bla-bla I'm used to  ;)
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2005, 03:24:47 AM »
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... Not recommending anyone to install programs and have a quicklaunch icon in systray for them :P

Well that's indeed what it amounts to -- at least for me.   However I appreciate that other folks have valid reasons for why they want/need to load up quicklaunches etc...

Truth is -- if everyone on this planet did the same things, then it sure would surely make for a very boring place!


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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2005, 03:39:14 AM »
Starfighter,
There is a big difference between Items in the Quick Launch tray (on the left - next to start) and items in the system tray
On the right side (next to the clock)
The items in the system tray are loaded into memory and will slow down the boot process.
The items in the Quick Launch tray, aren't loaded into memory till you click on them.
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Re: Your boot up times running Avast?
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2005, 05:14:09 AM »
On the right side (next to the clock)
The items in the system tray are loaded into memory and will slow down the boot process.

You're of course 100% correct Bob.... I meant the system tray stuff (my brain must be asleep)