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Any way to delay the first update check?
« on: March 02, 2007, 11:43:21 PM »
Is there a way to delay the first update so it doesn't slow my PC down to a crawl right after it boots up?  Ideally, it would like the first update to occur maybe 5 or 10 minutes after booting.

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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 12:17:39 AM »
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OK then, but I doubt it needs to be 5 to 10 minutes.
It also depends on your connection dial-up or broadband ?

You need to edit the [InetWD] section of the C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data\avast4.ini file and add the following line (depending on your connection type enter one or other of the Bold lines below):

Dial-up connections, add
RASWaitSeconds=120

Broadband connections, add
AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=120

The figure is seconds and the above equates to two minutes, you could try that and adjust upwards if required, 180, 240, etc.


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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 12:19:07 AM »
It's worth noting that this will work only if the connection type is selected in avast program settings (dial-up or broadband)

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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 12:30:43 AM »
Thanks Vlk.
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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2007, 02:59:29 AM »
Thanks!  I assume that when an avast program update pulls down, it won't over write my changes to this .ini?

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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 12:31:27 PM »
I assume that when an avast program update pulls down, it won't over write my changes to this .ini?
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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2007, 06:18:19 PM »
Thanks.  The delay is working but the slowdown is still present until I unload avast services.  I will start a new topic.

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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 08:01:05 PM »
What is your standard shield sensitivity setting, Normal, High, Custom ?
What other security programs do you have running at boot, firewall, anti-spyware, etc. ?
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Re: Any way to delay the first update check?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007, 09:39:06 PM »
The sensitivity is set to normal and I only have Kerio Firewall and avast running at startup.  I created a new topic for this here...

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=26984.0