Cygwin VERY slow

Cygwin is the Unix/Linux like environment for Windows.

Widely used by those that like their Unix tools :smiley: but have to use Windows.

Currently Comodo slows down the Cygwin programs tremendously.

Example from my machine: starting vim (text editor)

  • with Comodo antivirus or Defense+ (or both) turned off it takes 1-2 sec to start.

  • with Comodo antivirus and Defense+ both turned on it takes about 15-20 sec to start.

Slell scripts become basically unusable because (almost) each command is in fact a standalone executable (the shell being like a “glue” that bind then together) and takes ages to start.

Is there anything I can do ?


Try the workarounds in App. is not working correctly, but does not seem to be s/boxed. What to do? [v5] and see if they fix it for you or not.

Can you provide some detailed steps to recreate, perhaps with details of the settings used in D+. I use Cygwin and have not had any serious performance problems.