You can delay Avast loading on your machine on boot up by doing the following:
Open the Avast GUI > Settings > Troubleshooting > click the last box "Load Avast services only after loading other system services"
Some days it takes up to 45 minutes before I can start Firefox or actually do anything. This started at least a week ago and is driving me nuts.
Keep in mind that you may have other things loading at Start Up and you should see what they are. What other security software do you have on this machine
? What is your firewall? Usually a firewall will load first. Often times you may have other things that you don't need loading at Start up that you can delete to speed things up.
I would not advise you to go out on the Internet without AV protection. Taking 45 minutes for Avast to load tells me something else is going on. You already know that RAM is a problem, and I strongly urge you to add some as this may fix your problem.
Adware is outdated, and you really should uninstall it and install MBAM which is lighter and more accurate. I'd like you to check your system for malware with MBAM and an Avast Boot-time scan as this could be causing problems.
Check your computer for malware with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM).
· Download free http://www.malwarebytes.org/
for an on-demand scanner.
· Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
· After install, click update
so you have latest database before scanning.
· Under Settings:
: Automatically Save File After Scan Completes is checked off
o Scanner Settings
: Check all boxes
: Download and install update if available is checked off
· Once the program has loaded, select "Perform FULL
Scan", then click Scan.
· The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
· When the disinfection scan is complete, a log will appear in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note).
· Click the “remove selected
” button to quarantine anything found. You will find the infection details under the Quarantine tab.
· The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
· Copy & Paste the entire report in your next reply
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts -- Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process; If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.