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I'm noticing very slow shut downs with First Chance enabled.

I observe the same thing with scan system services (only) disabled'

When shutting down the icons disappear from the desktop but it hangs for what seems to be a long time before completing the shut down.

Start up is also slow.

Is this normal as SAS is doing a thorough scanning of selected items?

Question is, is this normal behavior and nothing to be concerned about?

Could it be my particular computer?

I didn't notice this slowness with 3.6 which scanned on start up and shutdown.

Just a bit confused, could you please clear this up for me?

Thanks! :o

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I've noticed the same thing with start up and shut down since updating to V3.7,compared to V3.6. Start up is still much faster however than when I had Spyware Doctor on my PC.

Apart from the slightly longer start up and shut down times it works just fine.

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The First Chance Protection can take the time to scan - it even states that on the real-time tab under First Chance Prevention :) If you don't want startup/shutdown scanning, you can turn it off.

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Nick,

Thanks for getting back to me on the obvious.

I neglected to mention that when I disabled First Time Prevention, the boot up and shutdown times were faster.

Guess this is a moot point as I was aware of the statement that start up and shut down times taking longer was clearly listed under FTP.

I guess I was asking how long is long?

I re-enabled all three options as I do prefer to be fully protected now that I have a better understanding of it's behavior. :)

Thanks!

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I hesitate to ask this.

My bootdown time is 45seconds(doesn't get my attention)

Bootup time is 2 minutes, twenty seconds.

I can easily live with this because it's worth it.

My question is, would this bootup time fall into the "NORMAL" range?

My particular set up is:

Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop

2.4GHZ Intel 4 Pentium processor

1 GB Ram

Windows XP 2002 Home Edition

McAfee Antivirus 2007 (AV 11)

Thanks, :oops: Hope this doesn't require a reinstall

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I hesitate to ask this.

My bootdown time is 45seconds(doesn't get my attention)

Bootup time is 2 minutes, twenty seconds.

I can easily live with this because it's worth it.

My question is, would this bootup time fall into the "NORMAL" range?

My particular set up is:

Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop

2.4GHZ Intel 4 Pentium processor

1 GB Ram

Windows XP 2002 Home Edition

McAfee Antivirus 2007 (AV 11)

Thanks, :oops: Hope this doesn't require a reinstall

If you are running McAfee, the boot up times will be longer with First Chance Prevention on as McAfee is scanning as well on startup. You can turn off the Services scanning under First Chance Prevention to speed up the process if you wish.

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:oops: I forgot to mention that all First Prevention Options including scan services are enabled, to make myself clearer.

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That was very fast, Nick.

Would I sacrifice some protection by disabling scan services?

Would you personaly take that approach?

What is good for you would be good for me. :)

Thanks

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That was very fast, Nick.

Would I sacrifice some protection by disabling scan services?

Would you personaly take that approach?

What is good for you would be good for me. :)

Thanks

The most through protection is of course the "slowest" - so if you don't mind the boot up time, I would leave them alll checked. If you are not a "risky" surfer, unchecking the Services would be ok also - only you know your surfing habits - if you don't surf "adult" sites and/or Warez (crack/keygen) sites, you are probably safe.

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