Kaspersky AV 7.0

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  1. rogervernon

    rogervernon Registered Member

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    I'm currently trialling KAV 7, after looking at their "migration" special offer.

    My computer now takes between five to seven minutes to complete its boot up.

    Why - and is there a cure - or should I abandon KAV now?
     
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    What was your previous security set up?
    Any other security software installed?
     
  3. zapjb

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    How long did it take b4 KAV? System specs & startup software?
     
  4. rogervernon

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    Windows XP Home.
    1 MB RAM, Intel Celeron 1.7GHz processor.
    Running Online Armor (free), Comodo BoClean, Comodo memory guardian, Superantispyware Pro. real time protection, Spyware Blaster.
    Windows Firewall OFF.

    Immediately previous AV - NOD32, (fully un-installed, including application data & Regcleaner check)
    Also trialled Avast!, with no problems.

    Normal boot up before KAV around a minute and a half.

    Boot hangs for ages, with no response from mouse, no system tray icons, and no response from Windows task manager (CTRL, ALT, Del.)
    Very little HD activity for a long time and then after the five or so minutes it starts working & boot slowly completes.
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    It's likely connected to one of these. Have you tried to see the effect of either uninstalling Comodo Memory Guardian or disabling the realtime component of SuperAntiSpyware? I would guess that the former is the more likely candidate based on the limited experience I have with everything except BOClean.

    Blue
     
  6. rogervernon

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    Not Comodo memory guardian, not Superantispware - boot time getting worse - can't be doing with it - goodbye!
     
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    Welcome to the Familiar world of regular Kaspersky complaints roger :cautious: I sometime ago requested a refund for Kaspersky as I had similar issues. Kaspersky WAS! once a good AntiVirus, but Alas no longer, Much unnessecery tampering on Kasperkys behalf have rendered their products as tiresome to the end user,, and in short not worth the hassle :shifty:
     
  8. fce

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    Me too i almost join your group..... since i don't want to pass away "the best protection" in town, i never give up to fix the problem (NAV remnants)....now i'm one of the 200M happy user of Kaspersky.

    to rogervvernon...."K" is the Key ;)

    goodluck!
     
  9. rogervernon

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    Well, I've put NOD32 v 2.7 back and all is OK again!

    Kaspersky had a big plus in that it is able to scan SSL mail (Gmail using their POP & SMT servers) without the hassle of trying (and failing) to configure Stunnel!

    NIS came with my laptop, but I uninstalled it straight away and ran the removal tool, ages ago, so I doubt it's that.
     
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    IMO you're running too many "security" apps for your celeron 1.7ghz :eek:

    i would stick with KAV, adaware & spybot these on-demand only and spyware blaster for prevention. Turn on XP firewall if you're using a hardware fw, otherwise get a free fw like comodo. I would ditch all others.
     
  11. steve1955

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    More likely to be the 1mb of ram he uses(lol)I assume its meant to be 1gb?
    think I have read somewhere that Kav doesn't "get on" with Superantispyware Pro if it runnning realtime,but if you've given up and are happy with what your now using:-keep using it!

    you could try getting a GSI report from kaspersky:-that will point to any possible conflicts:-

    http://gsi.kaspersky.fr/index.php?hl=en
     
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    Just a thought.

    Whens the HDD last defrag?
     
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    Although your computer specs are pretty low, and you're running a lot of security apps, I'd like to add that I had a similar experience on my computer; extended boot-up times. All maintanence, settings, reinstallations, etc didn't help so I uninstalled. This was on KIS7, too, though.

    Just a thought. Maybe whatever caused my KIS7 to slow me down is happening with KAV7 and yourself. Attempt computer maintanence and check the settings so it doesn't update/scan on boot.
     
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    Please use the link Steve was talking about so we can help. As far as I can see now. You are using way too many application at real time for your PC.
     
  15. Macstorm

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    yeah, not just SASpro. but any other product running in "real-time" along with KAV on a celeron 1.7 o_O
    i forgot to mention i always disable the 'startup scan' while installing, i think its not necessary at least in my case :)
     
  16. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    easy to fix,

    uninstall all security programs apart from Kaspersky, and dont be cheap, get a router with built in firewall :D

    simple as that.
     
  17. rogervernon

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    Sorry - not a Celeron - it's a` Centrino - same size.(1700 MZh)
    I would think that there's plenty of umph with a processor like that an 1041 MB of RAM as I'm only on XP home?

    Sorry for the typos!
     
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  18. rogervernon

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    So why, with " too many security apps" does it boot OK with Nod32 or Avast, but not with KAV?
     
  19. rogervernon

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    I have a Linksys home gateway with firewall turned on.!
     
  20. rogervernon

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    About one day before installation of KAV
     
  21. BlueZannetti

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    Well, one obvious difference is that default enabled (I believe) startup scan. Try disabling it and assess the impact.

    Blue
     
  22. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    delete everything but kaspersky, you dont need anything else.
     
  23. Macstorm

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    Wise advice :cool:
     
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    rogervernon:

    I would uninstall all your security software apps and then run a good registry cleaner like CCleaner or RegSeeker. Install KAV7 and disable the start up scan. Leave everything else at default settings for now. Do a restart and see if that helps. If you really think you need all those other security apps, I would install them one at a time, do a restart after each install to see how they affect the start up time.

    With KAV 7, I don't think you need SAS running real time. KAV has very good malware detection, so I don't think you really need all those extra security apps running. Just my opinion.
     
  25. fce

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    correct!
     
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