Avast web shield reduce internet speed

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  1. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have windows XP (SP3) and a DSL connection (16Mb) with the latest version of Avast Internet Security (without the firewall).

    With webshield off my speed is around 16.5 Mb
    With webshield on my speed is around 8.5 Mb


    Is there a way to use webshield in Avast without such a decrease of my internet speed?

    Thanks,
    Atomas31
     
  2. Nevis

    Nevis Registered Member

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    thats new... i used it by my net speed didnt suffered and especially to this extent as yours.

    similar happened to me for bit-defender where the support told me remove toolbar and a setting of scanning pages(dont remember name )


    would be looking to this solution
     
  3. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

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    I am a Avast! user, so I am interested too!

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  4. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    Are you running the Web Shield with default settings?
     
  5. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    Yes! But for now, I have uncheck the Scan Web (HTTP) traffic and that seems to resolve the speed issue... :'(
     
  6. DVD+R

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    This is incorrect!, you can run a speed test 100 times and get 100 different results, it all depends on traffic
     
  7. Brocke

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    you cant trust those tests on with a grain of salt.
     
  8. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Yes on Windows XP you will notice a slowdown on anything that tries to filter network traffic, but I highly doubt it would be as severe as 50%, more like 5%. But that could depend on what kind of processor you have.

    On Vista/7 avast should (hopefully) be using the Window Filtering Platform API like MSE does. Unfortunately, this doesn't exist on Windows XP.
     
  9. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

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    yes , not you alone , some thing not good happen to avast new V i dont know why !!
     
  10. firzen771

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    i dont have any diff in browsing speed with the new version.
     
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