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#1 rlprlp

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:34 PM

I'm testing trial versions of AV programs. I like BitDefender the best so far, except for one problem that I know will become annoying enough to me, I will choose another brand if I can't fix it. When I use BitDefender, programs often take a considerably long time to open. An example: A lapse of almost 20 seconds can occur between the time I click on my Firefox desktop icon and the browser opening. Other programs do this, too. Once the program opens, though, it functions fine. I don't have this problem with the ZoneAlarm AV trial (my second choice). I'm running Windows XP SP 2 on an HP Pavilion desktop PC. Is anyone familiar with this? By the way, I'm not running more than one AV program at the same time. Lastly, if I may do so politely: I have spent nearly a month doing research. Please do not post simply to recommend other AV programs. Thank you to all who reply.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:48 AM

A stab in the dark here:

I'm guessing that your applications are opening a bit slower than what you are accustomed to because BitDefender is scanning them for viruses before allowing them to open. The following quote from their website seems to support this theory, bold face mine:

Permanent Antivirus Protection
The new and improved BitDefender scanning engines will scan and disinfect infected files on access, minimizing data loss. Infected documents can now be recovered instead of being deleted.

From: <http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-2145-en--BitDefender-Antivirus-v10.html>


This would be a good thing in my book, and to me, at least, it doesn't seem to be causing a major slowdown.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:14 AM

I suppose that is possible. However, if I use the context menu to scan a specific application for viruses, it takes about 4 seconds or less. Certainly not nearly 20. Thank you for the reply; I hope to hear others.




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