ESS4 slows system down

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by BigCat400, Jan 17, 2010.

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  1. BigCat400

    BigCat400 Registered Member

    May 4, 2008
    Clean installation here of Win 7 x64. Disabled windows firewall, defender, etc.

    Bought and installed ESS4, immediately noticed web sites I visit took twice as long to load.

    I disabled ESS components one by one (antivirus, firewall, etc..) didn't make any difference.

    Just to make sure I wasn't imagining things, I uninstalled ESS. Pages load fast now.

    Installed ESS again, pages take twice as long to load now.

    This is a quadcore (i7) laptop with 16GB of RAM, and 2 SSDs.

    What should I do? Can I get my money back? Should I try 4.2 beta?

    Are these known issues with win 7? Eset used to be pretty good in terms of system performance, that's why I didn't use the trial first.

    No other security solutions were installed before ESET. This is a clean install of windows 7, fresh registry.
  2. Temp Member

    Temp Member Registered Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Disable Web Protection and HTTP Protection.

    If surfing is back to normal speed then install the Beta build > 4.2.

    I thought it only affected Vista SP2 and possibly XP SP3.

    It was definitely worse on Vista than Win 7 for me, infact made it unusable.
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