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Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« on: March 25, 2016, 03:19:01 PM »
85 seconds or more to load is unbelievable...
Something has to be quickly improved because it is deteriorating the boot time noticeably...
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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 04:04:59 PM »
Is it perhaps instup that is causing it ?
instup runs at boot time and I've seen it using up to 100% of the cpu cycles.
Not saying this is causing it, but worth to have a look at I would say.

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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 07:27:11 PM »
Hi tech, what is the tool used to capture this screenshot ? We do, of course, monitor the performance impact of Avast and for the boot times our hard limit is 130% of the clean system. 85sec is nowhere near such limit, unless your PC is really slow, so I'd like to know how do you measure this, so we can reproduce. Does this mean it takes you 85 seconds before you can log in? Or before your favorite app starts (such as Browser or MS Word) ? Or what is the moment the tool (or you) consider as the end of the boot process?

Avast service does quite a few things during its startup, slightly more during the first boot and less during subsequent boots. We also try to ensure the virus database is up to date (as soon as we seen an internet connection), this might also add to the work load on the CPU during boots. Would you rather have avast wait a few minutes before doing the VPS update? We are considering such option as well.

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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 07:41:10 PM »
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Would you rather have avast wait a few minutes before doing the VPS update? We are considering such option as well.

Thanks.
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Some time ago there was a method of delaying the VPS update by editing the avast5.ini file. I don't know if this is now possible ?
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[InetWD]
UseRAS=1
RASWaitSeconds=120
AssumeAlwaysConnected=1
AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=120

I suspect not as we also have instup.exe in the mix as well.

Not to mention emergency update checks also, so it can get a bit heavy around boot.
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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 07:43:58 PM »
The thing is that you would somewhat want this to happen as soon as possible - but we are able to change this and postpone the updates for a few minutes to go lighter on the CPU and Disk during boot.

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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 07:51:39 PM »
For me the VPS updates isn't something of a real urgent concern, given we also have the streaming updates and the fact that these streaming updates can now be multi-stream not just single-stream updates.

I have just modified the avast5.ini with the old hack and will monitor that to see what it is like.

I regularly see the instup.exe in the task manager for extended periods and using high CPU at times. Whilst this isn't too much hassle on this PC (it is still a reasonable CPU, etc,) but my netbook is very slow at the best of times.
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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 07:10:01 AM »
Would you rather have avast wait a few minutes before doing the VPS update? We are considering such option as well.
Personally, I'd like to see such an option, it would help esp. on slower machines.
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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 03:25:03 PM »
Would you rather have avast wait a few minutes before doing the VPS update? We are considering such option as well.
Personally, I'd like to see such an option, it would help esp. on slower machines.

Agreed and it should be in the UI either General or Troubleshooting, so the user doesn't have to modify the avast5.ini file.
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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 10:22:50 AM »
Would you rather have avast wait a few minutes before doing the VPS update? We are considering such option as well.
Personally, I'd like to see such an option, it would help esp. on slower machines.

Agreed and it should be in the UI either General or Troubleshooting, so the user doesn't have to modify the avast5.ini file.

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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2016, 04:33:01 PM »
Slowness is still in NEW Beta released - 2016.11.2.2258 confirmed.
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Re: Avast is doing very bad on boot times
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 04:35:04 PM »
Would you rather have avast wait a few minutes before doing the VPS update? We are considering such option as well.
Personally, I'd like to see such an option, it would help esp. on slower machines.

Agreed and it should be in the UI either General or Troubleshooting, so the user doesn't have to modify the avast5.ini file.
Any of these performance enhancing tweaks should be made easy for most users.

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