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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 04:57:06 PM »
A temporary fix would also be not playing Overwatch.

BEST POST EVER. CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE INTERNET. The majority of new users signing up and complaining is overwatch users, and you're now openly and blatanty telling people to quit that while keeping avast. It's like telling someone, stop eating. I dont play overwatch, but man, you're way over the top there.

Oh your car stopped running. Calls up the boss, and tell him, hey i'm gonna stop working till the car is fixed.  ;)
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 04:58:25 PM »
Not entirely help them mind you. Nor help quite a decent bit of people.

All i did was find the responsible shield causing the issues, informed people of the issue, as well as suggested on various other reddits to either wait for a patch or replace Avast in the meanwhile.

But i haven't done much myself :)

Also eddy is being sarcastic, calm down son.

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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 05:09:07 PM »
Kinda strange calling people fan boys if you have no clue about what I and others have told avast in places you don't have access to.
For your information, I haven't been using avast for way over a year.

And again you are wrong.
Check the posts from let's say the last 1000 people who joined and read them.
Only a few of them mention a problem with Overwatch.
That is definitely not the majority.

And again you are wrong.
I never told anyone to quit playing it.

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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2017, 05:24:57 PM »
Arguing isn't going to solve the problem nor will it make new friends.
The settings are pre-checked by default if your operating system and hardware permits.
As a non gamer, I can't offer any conclusions as to the merits of checking or unchecking these functions.



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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2017, 05:26:07 PM »
As a side note, the reason a restart makes it appear Avast is working is because Avast hasn't fully started up yet. Once it has, the issues return (due to file system shields).

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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2017, 07:11:17 PM »
So far I haven't had any issues with this new version  I updated the day it was released.



Edit:  typo
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2017, 08:49:36 PM »
Well, the title was (unwittlingly) correctly chosen: temporary fix.

My v17.4 problems are back, too. But there's also a new vps, so that might be the explanation for the change. Just as it worked with vps 20170505-2 and didn't again with vps 20170505-4.

For now, I'll go back to v12.1 and wait until avast comes out with a new version and states in the changelog that the problem is fixed -  because by now I don't think they even accept that there is a problem. Otherwise it wouldn't be there with on vps, gone with the next and return with the one after that.
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
This is also the weekend and as afar as I know,
weekend means skeleton crew.
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2017, 11:59:36 PM »
This "fix" is not a fix. The slowdown stops because you're rebooting your system. But it will reappear at some moment, regardless whether those options are enabled or not. Also they were enabled by default on my PC, and I did try disabling them and re-enabling them, and no change occurred. Also just by the name of the options, I highly doubt they're related at all with Discord or some games. I'm pretty sure neither Discord or 99% of games use any virtualisation technology at all.

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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 12:18:26 AM »
Has anyone tried turning off the Gaming mode:



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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2017, 01:50:28 AM »
This "fix" is not a fix. The slowdown stops because you're rebooting your system. But it will reappear at some moment, regardless whether those options are enabled or not. Also they were enabled by default on my PC, and I did try disabling them and re-enabling them, and no change occurred. Also just by the name of the options, I highly doubt they're related at all with Discord or some games. I'm pretty sure neither Discord or 99% of games use any virtualisation technology at all.

You have a point. I'm going to test it again with the settings on and leave it for a while just and then re-test the speed of programs launching. The default setting is to launch avast before other programs get to launch, so i doubt the other settings or a reboot can make avast launch later.

Edit: You are right ! I'm getting the slowdown just 5 minutes in. Strange indeed. What does this even mean IDEK anymore. I tested IDM and virtualbox before the effect kicks in the earlier time, and the program launches just as normal. Now i wait for 5 minutes and the slowdown came back even with the settings turned on.

Has anyone tried turning off the Gaming mode:

See, i really didn't wanna get so hostile as some would put me into that category, but seeing the amount of post you had, one might think you have actually read the issue and tried to use the real source of it to debug and come out with a temporary fix, but you're clearly not even reading a single line of what's been reported.

This isn't overwatch thread, and this isn't about the game only getting slowdown, so what in the world has turning off this helps the reported IDM, discord, virtualbox, etc ?

I guess anything goes eh? For your sake i'll try it out and see if i'm the Mr Wrong guy here yet again.
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2017, 10:08:56 AM »
@ avast-user-01
The only people that have responded in your topic have been other avast users like yourself and not Avast Team members/employees. So they can't debug the source of it nor come up with a fix.
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2017, 04:09:06 PM »
Figured as much. I know they're not from the avast team, i don't exactly see a point in trying to help with a program that avast clearly ignored, me included. I only helped because i am was a fan and wanted the community to benefit from it, that's about it. But avast' silence and non open policy got me.

For the record, this will be my last post, i've since switched over to bitdefender after being suggsted by " avast alternative" and i couldn't be any happier. Not only is it silent, it's install and options is so minimal i'm cracking my head wondering if it does or even works, and it does.

They might have their own issues, so be it. But i've other qualms with avast that makes me leave so if the other guys have problems, i'll also just leave them.

Never stay loyal to any service guys. And never be a fanboy. There are always alternatives.

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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2017, 04:21:15 PM »
Your system, your choice. Enjoy :)
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Re: Temporary fix for issues reported in Avast 17.4.2294
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2017, 11:47:11 PM »
For now the vps update from today (170509-4) seems to have fixed the problem. Let's hope it's not just temporary as before.