Anyone else seeing Microsoft Security Essentials slow startups SIGNIFICANTLY?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by gerryf19, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    well, technically, that is only 7 seconds...what kind of computer is it? OS (32 or 64)? Processor? Ram?
     
  2. weinter

    weinter /dev/null

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    I have this too occasionally but I don't feel any difference in bootime.
     
  3. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Maybe try scanning the OS fully once?

    KIS used to speed up after that, maybe MSE does too?
     
  4. J&SinKTO

    J&SinKTO Notebook Deity

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    Have only seen your delay you describe when I don't use my old XP laptop for a few days - then appears to take a bit of time - mainly to tell me what already know - definitions are out of date etc. Other than that starts up normally on the XP system I have. WIN7 systems - no issues.
     
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    You would be surprised just how much people have old hardware that's able to run XP, let alone anything new.
    Financial costs for the most part and a lot of other factors prohibit people from buying new hardware.
    Not everyone have the ability to buy something up to date.
    Heck, I come from Croatia/Zagreb where technology is about 23% more expensive than the fully priced tech in UK/London.
    For me, it was different because I decided I want to move to London ultimately, so in my visits in between I purchased my £600 laptop there with a tax refund.
    The laptop in question was NOT available in Croatia to begin with (still isn't), and had it been, the model with comparable specs costed twice as much (or at least around 2.5x Croatian standard salary).

    Go figure ...

    XP works fine with MSE. Granted, at times it needs some to do it's thing, but it's not so problematic.
     
  6. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    I actually think there may be something to this--at least partially. Since every machine I have seen that displayed this behavior was broken or experiencing problems, it is quite likely that it had not been run for several days at least.

    I still think that MSE is a bit more memory/cpu intense than Avira, though.
     
  7. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You know... coming to think about it...

    Since I switched to AHCI mode on my SZ and had to uninstall and then reinstall MSE I'm getting a hash error - Event ID 3002 - apparently the Beta had that issue and there seems to be no way round it :(

    Anyway - that does cause a time of lag at log in and immediately after sleep - I'm not sure what it is, remove MSE and its gone again...

    It might be the same in your case - but I have no idea why it happens.
     
  8. zfactor

    zfactor Mastershake

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    imo the new avast is better than either mse or avira..
     
  9. StormEffect

    StormEffect Lazer. *pew pew*

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    I'm running MSSE on a Dell Inspiron (XP Pro) I bought in 2000. So far I have not noticed any performance degradation. I think if there were any it would be readily apparent.

    The system runs a 650 MHz processor and 384 MB of RAM.
     
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