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Windows 7: Win 7 x64, Long delay in launching All Applications


29 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Win 7 x64, Long delay in launching All Applications

Problem solved, caused by Avast 7, fixed by installing latest Avast 7 RC(Beta 7.0.1412)

Hi, I am using Windows 7 x64 on a pretty fast machine(2600k, 8GB RAM, GTX580), and suffering from a very weird problem, this problem appears only on a fresh install of Win 7, it was fine on my previous install of the same win 7 x64(which was around 8 months old), let me explain.



I am connected to the internet via a modem, but I have to dial a connection using PPPOE dialler(that comes with windows), now when the modem is switched on but the connection is not established there is a significant delay in launching any application after opening them from explorer(double click, or open from start menu, or context menu). There is no hard disk activity during this delay. On further investigation I food that two windows process, System and svchost are trying to connect to internet during this time, the application is launched after they either get a confirmation or a request timeout. System process is Listening on multiple ports while svchost is attempting to ping my dns servers. And applications will only launch if it fails or succeeds, if the internet is connected then it works fine(as it gets a response), or if I disconnect the LAN cable then it also works as system detects no connection and does not attempt to ping any servers but if the LAN cable is connected but no connection established then all goes to hell, the internet request takes some time to register a timeout and during that time nothing happens. I have seen this kind of behaviour in games as they try to connect to internet(for multiplayer) but that did not bother me much, but this issue is turning me mad, once launched apps run absolutely fine.



This problem also effects start up program launch, when lan is disconnected, all start up programs launch in minutes, if its connected but no internet connection then it take nearly 5 minutes or more for all the start up programs to launch, this issue is plaguing every application. I can't seem to figure the problem out.



My Software Config:

Win 7 x64 SP1(updated)

Avast 7 Antivirus.

Comodo Firewall V5.9(only firewall, no defense+)

Also running on Startup: Bluetooth apps from atheros, logitech setpoint(for mice) and gaming software(for keyboard), lucid virtu, realtek audio panel, nvidia graphics tool, intel graphics tools



My Hardware Config: i7 2600k, 8GB DDR3, GTX580



I need urgent help, this problem was not present in earlier installation having same config and same softwares installed as it is now

I hope this is the right section to post this, if not, mods, please remove it to the correct section.


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02 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My first though is if we could get your computer on line things would get better.
Suggestion remove your anti virus and firewall and install MSE and use the built in Window 7 firewall. Give that a try. Avast or Comodo could be stopping you for the internet. Next I would go to msconfig and check Start up and let us know what is checked. While your in msconfig go to Services. Put a check mark in Hide all Microsoft Services. Let us know what is check there. My thoughts behind this is you might have a bunch of things starting at boot that don't need to and a bunch of 3rd party services that don't need to be running calling home checking for updates.
How fast is your internet speed when it does connect?
Thanks for filling in your computer specs, it does help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My first though is if we could get your computer on line things would get better.
Suggestion remove your anti virus and firewall and install MSE and use the built in Window 7 firewall. Give that a try. Avast or Comodo could be stopping you for the internet. Next I would go to msconfig and check Start up and let us know what is checked. While your in msconfig go to Services. Put a check mark in Hide all Microsoft Services. Let us know what is check there. My thoughts behind this is you might have a bunch of things starting at boot that don't need to and a bunch of 3rd party services that don't need to be running calling home checking for updates.
How fast is your internet speed when it does connect?
Thanks for filling in your computer specs, it does help.
Did that, problem was with Avast 7, fixed with latest Avast 7 RC(7.0.1412)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Does that mean things are working properly again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does that mean things are working properly again?
Yup, it was caused by avast 7 querying online file reputation database even when the setting was disabled, its a bug, has been fixed with latest RC.
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