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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006, 05:05:08 PM »
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None of that was a surprise to me, but, it is good info for those that do not know. Thanks for posting it.    :)


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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 05:50:42 PM »
thanks charleyO and have a good one my avast! friend :D
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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006, 09:11:46 PM »
this article was updated with more software (inlude Avast!) ...!

http://www.thepcspy.com/articles/other/what_really_slows_windows_down/5

and Avast! results are ... fantastic ;) GJ Alwil
« Last Edit: September 23, 2006, 09:13:24 PM by Dwarden »
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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2006, 11:37:11 PM »
Fantastic tests...
It's very instructive to the ones that say that avast! could slow down the system.
Thanks Drhayden, many thanks.  :)
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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006, 11:53:51 PM »
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Yes, proof positive that avast is one of the few av's that does very little to slow down a computer ... as opposed to those we all at this forum know are resource hogs.


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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 05:30:05 AM »
Unfortunately the test results are flawed because he is running it in a VM and without taking into account the Windows XP Prefetcher which is self tuning. You cannot accurately judge boot times running something in a VM. Not to mention simply rebooting two more times will give different results due to the Prefetcher self optimizing.

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Re: What Slows Windows Down?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006, 04:26:09 PM »
you can always write him to disable prefetch :) ... anyway i got that enabled for obvious reason
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