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Offline a_vast

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Is VPN conflicting?
« on: September 23, 2023, 03:15:38 PM »
Hi,

My pc is taking 10 minutes & longer to boot - I suspect software conflicts. How can I check this out please?

Device:    Dell Optiplex 790
Processor:   Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz   3.10 GHz
RAM:      16.0 GB
System type:   64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Windows 10 Pro
Antivirus software: Avast Premium + VPN

Was also getting the Defender pop-up.

Thanks
« Last Edit: September 23, 2023, 03:43:18 PM by a_vast »

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Re: Is VPN conflicting?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2023, 07:32:05 PM »
I have to wonder why the Windows Defender Firewall is actually running when you have the Firewall component in Avast Premium.

Windows should disable Windows Defender AV and Firewall when a 3rd party Antivirus and Firewall are installed.
 
I have win10 (but not Win10 Pro) and my settings reflect Windows Defender AV and Firewall are turned off, see attached image.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.10.6086 (build 23.10.8563.800) UI 1.0.784/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

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Re: Is VPN conflicting?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2023, 01:15:59 AM »
Thanks.

I manually turned off the MSN Firewall, which warned 'not advised to do'. But I did it, anyway.

The next day, booting was sluggish, but got there.

The next boot, and thereafter, was good. That seems to have done it. 🤞

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Re: Is VPN conflicting?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2023, 01:24:21 AM »
You're welcome.

Just out of curiosity is the Avast Firewall component enabled and working in Avast Premium ?
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.10.6086 (build 23.10.8563.800) UI 1.0.784/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security