When I have CAV running and then click on Start>Programs and then move the mouse up and down the list, the list is REALLY slow to show the contents of the sub folders …for example when I move the pointer over MS Office it takes about 10-15 seconds before any of the icons/names show up.
If I disable CAV the speed returns to normal … is there something I need to exclude in CAV to stop it from doing this (I’m assuming it has something to do with on-access or HIPS).
If I disable On Access the problem goes away …all menu items pop up nice and quick …as soon as I enable On Access the issue returns.
Also noticed that if I try to hover over an entry in the Programs menu and the system is taking its time displaying anything - if I then click on (give forcus to) another window all of the Start>Programs>??? will stay on top of the screen …so the entire Start menu is locking up.
You can modify the delay time for items to show on the start menu:
* Open the Start menu, click on Run, then type regedit and click OK.
* Find the following registry key:
* Find the string value MenuShowDelay, then right-click Modify and edit the value.
* The default value is set to 400, you can change this to whatever you like. The lower the number the faster it will open.
I set mine to 50 and it seems to be just right for me,
Unforunately it does help though …I already set the delay to ~100.
The window (menu) pops up quick enough …but it can literally take up to 15 seconds to ‘fill’ with the available entries.
As mentioned above …if I disable On Access the problem immediately disappears.
I’ve also just noticed that this particular issue only effects my systems with AMD processors (to of them) … my laptop (which is a full Pentium …not an M) doesn’t display the same problem.
All systems are pretty much ‘abre bones’ at the moment as far as progs go … installing CAVS and the CPF were part of my rebuild stratergy as I rebuilt all systems from scratch … so I can’t really blame other software - unless M$ updates have done something to the AMD units.
I should also mention that I have the current BitDefender running as well …but again the systems are set up identically (ie Intel & AMD PC’s).
What I could do for now is disable On Access in CAVS and turn it back on in BitDefender …it’s a little slower I feel but not to the extent of taking 15 seconds to fill up the menus (plus the red X on CAVS drives me nuts … should be able to tell CAVS not to show particular warnings/reminders).
Hope somebody out there can help as I really like CAVS otherwise and would prefer it as my On Access scanner …
Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but perhaps it will help… if you go to Settings/On-Access/Advanced, you can select items to exclude from On-Access (you can do so with ON-Demand as well). Once the selection window opens, you will have to browse to the files; you cannot type filepath even if you know it. As long as you have Program Version 18.104.22.168, this should work (that was an issue they fixed).
Side note: Once they came out with two instances of CAVSE.exe running to reduce resource consumption, startup resources/time was a lot slower, when logging into Windows. I’ve been using a startup manager since, and putting CAVS at the bottom of the order, so it’s last. That seems to help a lot.
Not so much the Start Menu itself as the prog/dll/code that is responsible for displaying the info whenever you click Start>All Programs. Obviously XP runs off and reads the users D&S dir each time they go there … and if you have several hundred entries in the menu the On Access is scanning each one of them each time it’s a little inefficient.
Most malware will not sit in the Start>All Programs menu … they will load up as system processes or get launched by another app … the Start Menu itself is not normally where they reside…