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serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

  1. #1


    mikk Guest

    serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    There's a serious performance bug in avast! antivirus.
    avast! slows down Windows Vista.
    avast! causes a lot of hard drive activity every time you launch an
    application although it's already cached in RAM, it seems avast to be
    incompatible with Vista's Superfetch.
    Try to disable avast and your Windows Vista will fly!!!

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  2. #2


    Victor Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    I have been using Vista and Avast since day one.. with it or with out it..
    Vista is basically the same

    Yes I know how to disable avast, but even without avast installed at all
    Vista is more or less the same.

    I havent noticed any huge impact on Vista performance from Avast out of the
    ordinary...

    Vista is slow to begin with .. even with SP1 its much improved but its still
    slow.. lol



    "mikk" <mikk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > There's a serious performance bug in avast! antivirus.
    > avast! slows down Windows Vista.
    > avast! causes a lot of hard drive activity every time you launch an
    > application although it's already cached in RAM, it seems avast to be
    > incompatible with Vista's Superfetch.
    > Try to disable avast and your Windows Vista will fly!!!


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  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    mikk wrote:

    > There's a serious performance bug in avast! antivirus.
    > avast! slows down Windows Vista.
    > avast! causes a lot of hard drive activity every time you launch an
    > application although it's already cached in RAM, it seems avast to be
    > incompatible with Vista's Superfetch.
    > Try to disable avast and your Windows Vista will fly!!!
    I've got Avast on my Vista box and have put it on lots of clients' machines
    and have experienced no difficulties whatsoever. Perhaps you have something
    else running that is conflicting? You might want to check on Avast's user
    forums if they have any.

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    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    I have used Avast in my customers' computers using XP and Vista for ages.

    Absolutely no reported problems.
    It is 32bit and 64bit Vista compatible.

    "mikk" wrote:

    > There's a serious performance bug in avast! antivirus.
    > avast! slows down Windows Vista.
    > avast! causes a lot of hard drive activity every time you launch an
    > application although it's already cached in RAM, it seems avast to be
    > incompatible with Vista's Superfetch.
    > Try to disable avast and your Windows Vista will fly!!!

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    Colon Terminus Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch


    "mikk" <mikk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5E908E5B-D6C5-4CB2-A3DC-6DEE1D1E2B24@xxxxxx

    > There's a serious performance bug in avast! antivirus.
    > avast! slows down Windows Vista.
    > avast! causes a lot of hard drive activity every time you launch an
    > application although it's already cached in RAM, it seems avast to be
    > incompatible with Vista's Superfetch.
    > Try to disable avast and your Windows Vista will fly!!!
    I notice no performance impact at all from Avast!
    If it weren't for the little rotating "A" in the system tray i wouldn't know
    it was there.

    Windows Vista will never fly! Nor does it "run". Walks pertty fast though.




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    bjr Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    I agree with Mick's comment. Mikk's comments are bogus.

    Mick Murphy wrote:

    > I have used Avast in my customers' computers using XP and Vista for ages.
    >
    > Absolutely no reported problems.
    > It is 32bit and 64bit Vista compatible.
    >
    > "mikk" wrote:
    >

    >> There's a serious performance bug in avast! antivirus.
    >> avast! slows down Windows Vista.
    >> avast! causes a lot of hard drive activity every time you launch an
    >> application although it's already cached in RAM, it seems avast to be
    >> incompatible with Vista's Superfetch.
    >> Try to disable avast and your Windows Vista will fly!!!

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    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    I use the 64bit version of avast, no problems from me.

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  8. #8


    gradofan Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch


    Absolutely!

    The most recent version of Avast is no longer compatible with Vista -
    slows it to almost a stop... for whatever reasons.

    Ran it successfully for years - before the most recent update - but, no
    longer!

    I'm now a happy AVG user.

    And... yes... Vista does fly without Avast!


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    Michael Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch


    "gradofan" <gradofan.40u47a@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    >
    > Absolutely!
    >
    > The most recent version of Avast is no longer compatible with Vista -
    > slows it to almost a stop... for whatever reasons.
    >
    > Ran it successfully for years - before the most recent update - but, no
    > longer!
    >
    > I'm now a happy AVG user.
    >
    > And... yes... Vista does fly without Avast!
    >
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  10. #10


    Poutnik Guest

    Re: serious BUG: Avast slows down Vista inhibiting the Superfetch

    In article <gradofan.40u47a@newsgroup>,
    gradofan.40u47a@newsgroup says...

    >
    > Absolutely!
    >
    > The most recent version of Avast is no longer compatible with Vista -
    > slows it to almost a stop... for whatever reasons.
    >
    > Ran it successfully for years - before the most recent update - but, no
    > longer!
    >
    > I'm now a happy AVG user.
    >
    > And... yes... Vista does fly without Avast!
    Interesting, I did not notice any slowdown on vista64 home premium.

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