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AVG Start Up Time

by TrevorJT / October 12, 2012 11:59 PM PDT

I have AVG 2012.0.222 installed on my W7 ultimate 32 bit machine. The operating system iss loaded from an SSD.
W7 used to load in less than a minute, but now I find that it is taking about 1:30. I have Soluto running, and this indicated that AVG takes 26 seconds of the total, with 'System' at13 seconds and Zone Alarm at 9 seconds.
There has been no changes to my system, and I can't remember how long ZA and AVG tok to load before it 'slowed down' but I know that the 'system' is about the same as it was. Is there any reason that AVG is now taking such a long time to load?

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Zone alarm?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2012 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: AVG Start Up Time

Didn't someone note that mixing protections can hinder startup time?

Also, are you sure this is right? Not long ago I had this user complaining about Zone Alarm's startup time. They were measure how long till the Zone Alarm appeared in the tray.

We had to discuss "how things work." That is, the protection installs very early in the boot process and the icon is the user interface which can be delayed for minutes since it's not the protection at all but the "user interface."

Then we have the antivirus. It's startup time may include scanning itself and many other files for infection. Are you asking them to not do that and sacrifice protection on the alter of startup time?


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by TrevorJT / October 13, 2012 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Zone alarm?

Hi Bob.
No, I am using AVG free which does not include a firewall, so ZA for that.
I am taking the startup times from Soluto and by disabling the Identity protection in AVG it's now starting in 3 seconds after a restart. I am wondering now, whether its slow start 'from cold' is possibly due to it checking/downloading updates. I'll have to check this out tomorrow after the comp has been off overnight.
Ref your last para. No, the only bit I have disabled is the identity protection and I have not delayed either ZA or AVG in Soluto.

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The Identity protection is indeed one that folk have noted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2012 11:19 AM PDT
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Your choice to trade startup times for protection.

How much clearer can I put this?

As to Soluto, nothing I've ever needed.

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are you using
by itsdigger / October 13, 2012 11:40 AM PDT
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Zone Alarm firewalls as well as Windows firewalls ? I mean are you running 2 firewalls? Just a thought....Digger

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by TrevorJT / October 14, 2012 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: are you using

No, I've only one running. ZA disables Windows firewall.
I've switched Identity Protection back on. I'll live with the delayed startup. I'll check AVG startup time again. It's 4 seconds with it off.

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AVG startup Timings
by TrevorJT / October 14, 2012 1:53 AM PDT
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With IP on it takes 14 seconds on first reboot and 11 seconds on second. I wonder why this tales so long to initiallise?

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Just the short answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2012 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: AVG startup Timings

More files to load and scan. More hooks to put into OS, browsers and email.

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