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Windows 7: Delay in turning on the firewall/gadgets? (After Boot-Up)


11 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
(NOT SOLVED) Delay in turning on the firewall/gadgets? (After Boot-Up)

I have experienced this "issue" from last year and I don't know if this is normal or not but I would like an affirmation of it. Basically, whenever I boot-up my PC everything will load fine except for firewall (AVG internet security 2013, not Windows) and windows gadgets. It will take extra time (around a minute or two) for them to turn on/active.

To be precise, it goes like this:
1. Starts PC
2. Boots up OS
3. Loads desktop and all the applications (including AVG) successfully
---------------- It takes around 20~30 seconds up to this point -----------
4. Finally, the firewall turns on and the gadgets appears on the desktop
---------------- This takes around extra 1~2 min -----------

So, as you can see, for some odd reasons there is a delay in turning on the firewall as well as gadgets appearing on the desktop. I also suspect that there are some applications which are delayed as well.
A year ago, this hasn't been too much of a hassle as waiting for a minute or two was not a big problem for me however, now I feel like its effecting me quite a bit.

Is there any solution for this issue? I don't think its a virus or anything similar as I do regular checks and cleaning using various tools and couldn't find any signs of virus/malware.

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11 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

I would not run AVG which is favored by no one here after bloating up years ago and never slimming back down. We recommend almost unanimously Microsoft Security Essentials with the Windows 7 firewall which is perfected. Keep it updated by setting Windows Updates to Automatic.

Since AVG is bloatware it may have an virus-like removal tool which needs to be run in addition to uninstalling it.

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloads . Turn off all add-ons in browser except Flash, shockwave, WMP or QT plug-ins, Sliverlight and .pdf helper.

Establish a Clean boot and work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If this is a factory preinstall which has not had the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then until you can do that to get a perfect install I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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12 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would not run AVG which is favored by no one here after bloating up years ago and never slimming back down. We recommend almost unanimously Microsoft Security Essentials with the Windows 7 firewall which is perfected. Keep it updated by setting Windows Updates to Automatic.

Since AVG is bloatware it may have an virus-like removal tool which needs to be run in addition to uninstalling it.

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloads . Turn off all add-ons in browser except Flash, shockwave, WMP or QT plug-ins, Sliverlight and .pdf helper.

Establish a Clean boot and work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If this is a factory preinstall which has not had the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then until you can do that to get a perfect install I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Hmm, that's a bit shocking to hear. I've been using AVG paid version for two years and didn't have any problems apart from this whole delay thing.

Alright, I guess its time to abandon AVG for good. So I would like to clarify this:
- If the AVG uninstaller is a virus, how am I suppose to remove AVG Internet security 2013 completely? If possible, could I get a step by step guide on how to do so?
- Could you tell me what you mean by "clean boot"?
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12 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

I said AVG is bloatware which must be removed like some horrible virus. Google for an AVG removal tool to see if one is available.

Clean boot steps are in the blue link given. Follow the other steps as well to learn much more about your PC and how to resolve problems.
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13 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I said AVG is bloatware which must be removed like some horrible virus. Google for an AVG removal tool to see if one is available.

Clean boot steps are in the blue link given. Follow the other steps as well to learn much more about your PC and how to resolve problems.
Wait, I thought you meant that the AVG removal tool itself is virus and thus, don't use it at all to remove AVG.
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13 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

So I went up to my Google search box and typed "avg removal tool" then I scanned the results and found Download AVG Removal Tool
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13 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So I went up to my Google search box and typed "avg removal tool" then I scanned the results and found Download AVG Removal Tool
Alright, thanks for the link. I've misunderstood you for the AVG removal thing.
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19 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, after hours of scanning, deleting and checking I finally deleted AVG completely and installed MSE with Windows firewall. However, it STILL takes 1 minute or over to load everything including firewall (i.e it takes around 30 seconds to load up to desktop, and then it takes extra 1 minute or so to turn on firewall and such)

I did everything I could to delete AVG using the installer as well as deleting entries manually via regedit. I also performed full scans and didn't find anything malicious. I also did that "clean boot" however, none of the applications/programs delayed the boot up.
I'm starting to think that this is a normal occurrence.... or maybe I'm just too paranoid of boot up time.

I'm running out of ideas and I'm in verge of getting my PC checked by my local PC workshop. Though, I don't think this is a serious case.
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19 Jan 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

What about the rest of the steps?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would not run AVG which is favored by no one here after bloating up years ago and never slimming back down. We recommend almost unanimously Microsoft Security Essentials with the Windows 7 firewall which is perfected. Keep it updated by setting Windows Updates to Automatic.

Since AVG is bloatware it may have an virus-like removal tool which needs to be run in addition to uninstalling it.

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloads . Turn off all add-ons in browser except Flash, shockwave, WMP or QT plug-ins, Sliverlight and .pdf helper.

Establish a Clean boot and work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If this is a factory preinstall which has not had the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then until you can do that to get a perfect install I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware

If you test hardware and it's OK then getting the reinstall will likely solve any problems if you follow the steps closely to get it perfect. You never answered if you have a factory preinstalled Windows 7 which no tech enthusiast would run to begin with.

This is a lot easier than spending hundreds of dollars to maybe get it fixed, or not.
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19 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What about the rest of the steps?

If you test hardware and it's OK then getting the reinstall will likely solve any problems if you follow the steps closely to get it perfect. You never answered if you have a factory preinstalled Windows 7 which no tech enthusiast would run to begin with.

This is a lot easier than spending hundreds of dollars to maybe get it fixed, or not.
Sorry, I should of mentioned it earlier. It wasn't factory preinstalled as we built it from the scratch. I'm just going to get it checked by my local PC tech (for free) to see if this problem is legit and actually slowing my computer or not.

With that being said, if testing the hardware and reinstalling everything is my last resort I will do it. But for now, can we assume that the issue is not caused by some kind of virus?
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