Computer Unusable

I just installed the latest beta and am still noticing the same type of problem I had from v1.1. Everything looks ok, then I restart the computer, log in get my desktop and then when the active protection from cavs starts up the computer basically comes to a halt. I can still access task manager and can see that cavs is using very little in resources, but apache.exe is using alot more than normal.

I had to uninstall cavs, but would like to be able to use it. I use both BOClean and the CPF without any problems.

Is this a known issue still or just me? Will it be fixed by final release?


I did have AVG Free 7.5 installed before CAVS, but I uninstalled it prior to installing CAVS.

Computer Specs:

Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows XP Professional
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Product Name OptiPlex GX620
Number Processors 1
Processor Description Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.60GHz, 3591MHz
Total Memory 1014MB
Total Hard Drive 70.4GB
Display 1680 x 1050 pixels, true colour

Are you referring to the time period when Windows is loading after you’ve logged in? If so, you might try a startup manager application, to set that load order, time delay between applications, resource priority, etc. I have done that after experiencing some drag on two systems since they went to the two-cavse.exe setup. Seems like putting CAVS last really helped.

If you’re referring to something else, please fill me in and we’ll see where we go from there.


Hi snelson, are you using nforce4 firewall or apache web server?

If you are intentionally using apache web server I think you may need to exclude it from on-access scanning and ensure it has been granted full access in your firewall settings.


Sorry it has taken me some time to get back here…

Yes, it is that time after I initially login. I get my desktop, and taskbar then everything kinda stops. The mouse still moves ok, I can try to launch things, but they never open. I can open Task Manager and kill all the CAVS, buy that still does not improve performance. I eventually, after about 10 minutes, just hold the power button to turn the pc off, then boot to safe mode and uninstall.

I would really like to be able to use CAVS, but as of yet I am unable.

Which program have you used to change these settings? All I can find are programs that will ask if I want a program to be allowed to start, but not change their start order/priority.

Not using nforce4 firewall, using Comodo Firewall. I am using apache, but being that I cannot even get into the CAVS program, I cannot set any exceptions. It (apache) is allowed in the firewall.

Any other ideas?


Which program have you used to change these settings? All I can find are programs that will ask if I want a program to be allowed to start, but not change their start order/priority.
I have used (and like) StartRight by joejoesoft. It's available on It's a free utility that will take over from the Startup side of MSConfig, and allows you to interact with the load order. I moved CAVS all the way to the bottom of the list, and did a little messing with the time setting for delay between application startup, to increase that as well (I don't think this 2nd part was completely necessary, though).

I used it on two machines for the very reason you are posting about, and it worked just fine.


That didn’t work for me either. I think I will just wait for Beta 3 and see if that works any better.

Thanks for the help.

I know they’re planning to reduce the CPU load for version 3. If that is the case, and it’s anything like v3 of the firewall, we’ll be singin’ praises! (between two running processes, the fw is using average 8MB, including an active HIPS)


I also have had the same experience with CAVS beta 2 on W2k server running Apache web server. With just the Comodo firewall (compliments on that application btw) all was well but as soon as I installed CAVS httpd.exe would sit at the top of the task list hogging CPU - even rebooting the server on its own a few times. Even tried excluding the files and even turning off on-access and on-demand but still would make no difference. For this reason I had to remove CAVS so currently am AV-less - not ideal. All back to normal after uninstalling it. I will be watching for any updates as I am keen to use CAVS.

Also as a side issue (apologies for hijacking the thread with this) but Radmin would repeatedly be quarantined despite placing it in the exlude lists. That was another reason I had to remove CAVS :frowning: Shame as the program looks very promising.