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Slow Startup Caused By Antivirus/spyware Programs?


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#1 Bloodyfinger

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:28 AM

Hey! Just wondering if it's common that AVG antivirus and antispyware can slow down the startup of your computer to the point where it takes about twice the ammount of time? I'm running a Core 2 Duo E6600 with 2 gigs of pc800 ram but it's taking like 3 minutes to boot whereas it used to take about 30 seconds..... Is this plausible?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:31 AM

It is plausible but I know from experience AVG is a very fast setup and update and does not substantially increase the loading time. I would have a look at the services you have to run at startup.

Also is it slower before windows gets to welcome screen or after that. Have you tried a disk cleanup and defrag.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:24 AM

it's really fast to get to the login screen then when I click on my username (I'm the only user btw) it goes to the desktop but is still loading and I can't really do anything because it's still accessing the hd.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:04 PM

Sounds like it is more of a seek time issue with the disk. Does the disk make any clicking noises. Have you tried running the chkdsk /r function from comand prompt. Also try the Disk Cleanup and Defrag. They may help.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:50 PM

Cool, I'll check it out. I think it may just be a boot up issue because once it's done loading my computer runs smooth as butter. I've already defragged.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:02 PM

You might give Bootvis a try to speed up your startup time. Please click Here for the download.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:10 PM

Do you have any automatic scans set up? Sometimes having an AV scan your computer when you boot is the cause of the problem.
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