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qmw169167
Level 7

Slow windows startup

Problem:
Security Centre loads avvscan.dat at windows startup.
While it is loading, I can't load any program nor accessing the harddisks in "My Computer". The avvscan.dat is 73MB. The process takes 1 minutes. I am annoyed by this because I can't wait for so long if i need to access some files urgently.

Questions:
1)Can I disable Security Centre at windows startup(instead of uninstalling it), so that it wront load avvscan.dat?

2)Is it a necessary to load avvscan.dat at Mcafee Security Centre startup?

3)Is it normal for the avvscan.dat file to be as large as 73MB?


Context:
Windows XP pro, 2GB, Core2D-2.3G
DAT:5756.0
Engine:5301.4018


Thank you!
Q
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Slow windows startup

That is part of the actual daily update for VirusScan. I suggest that you alter the update settings to notify you first.

Double-click the taskbar icon to open Security Center
Click Advanced Menu (bottom left)
Click Configure (left)
With SecurityCenter highlighted at top left
Click Advanced (right)
Click Update Options (left)
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qmw169167
Level 7

RE: Slow windows startup

I have tried the solution u suggested, but no improvement.

I uploaded a process monitor log of the activities of the Security Centre here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/286905395/Logfile.zip.html


if you unzip the file and search the following timestep, you will get to the beginning of the annoying harddisk access(mcshield.exe Read file):
1:28:24.8176236
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Slow windows startup

It would be meaningless to me I'm afraid. I'm only a volunteer user like yourself.

You should ask Technical Support Chat to look at it, it's free and they are open 24/7.

Link at top left of this page.
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qmw169167
Level 7

RE: Slow windows startup

sorry! I didn't read your signature, so i didn't know you are not from McAfee.
I will contact the cs soon.

thank you for your reply! happy
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Slow windows startup

Good luck.
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