The latest 2 versions released caused my system to feel so sluggish. Especially when installing a program, it would take double the time to initialize the installation. Every install of WSA was on a clean Windows 7 or 8.1 installation.
It's the same system that I'm running just been running through a big delimma finding the right drivers so I formatted a lot but now finally ASUS released the official drivers for my G750JX laptop so I know i'm good. But what's up with the lag?
I have just formatted, installed Windows 8.1, and I am hesistant to install WSA again
Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
How are things?
I have to say that I have noticed no lag (as far as I can tell) with the latest versions of WSA installed (that is .63 BTW, under Wiin7 64bit). I have not checked my Win8.1 32bit system but I will look into that shortly...I hope.
Are you running 64bit or 32bit Win8.1? And if the former then I assume that you are aware about the ongoing issue that some users are having with Explorer.exe apparently consuming significantly larger than usual/expected resources?
I am wondering if this might in some way be linked with what yo are reporting?
Will get back to you if I notice anything from my test.
Laptop specs are:
CPU: i7-4700HQ @ 2.40 GHz.
Memory: 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Hynix RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 770M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage: 256 GB LiteOn LCM-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 5400 RPM HDD
Screen: 17.3" Full HD 3D Glossy Screen
Router: ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900
I have 32 GB Ram so I am the least worried about WSA consuming much RAM in explorer.exe
but you guys feel your system snapiness was the same as opposed to previous versions of WSA?
PS: as a tweaking guru, the way I see it, the more RAM the AV consumed the better, since it would run its operations from RAM as opposed to from the HDD/SSD. Most people these days have 4 GB + RAM so me personally, I would love my security product to use as much RAM as it can to keep its operations fast.
just my 2 cents worth
@Nic, I know something isn't normal. Because you know my reviews and how highly I think of WSA especially that when I tested it, it was the lightest AV on the planet. something just feels different about this latest build but I wish I can give you a clearer picture or something to submit to tech support. I will install it again then reboot, then tell you if my system still feels sluggish.
now I launched Adobe Illustrator, it took like 1 minute to start instead of the usual 5 seconds. This is on an SSD with a system with 32 GB RAM and an i7 3 GHz. CPU!
when I started it, the usual files that load in seconds, now took ages to load and I could see them slowly changing and loading as you can see highlighted in this pic: http://tinypic.com/r/24nfvhs/8
WSA was never like this before this and the last update. v184.108.40.206 was way snappier
PS: Just loaded Photoshop CS6, same exact slow down
[u] c:program files (x86)urnaware premiuma6premium.dll [MD5: 963B475168BA4A72CAC6E1717C998AE3] [Flags: 08081000.3990]
[u] c:program files (x86)malwarebytes anti-malwareqtnetwork4.dll [MD5: 6396E1FA524FA9EC927BB6A9AAB98D91] [Flags: 00001000.3987]
[u] c:program files (x86)malwarebytes anti-malware7z.dll [MD5: B732DDE371453D02029FE387B9E23E9A] [Flags: 00001000.3989]
Also try a few scans and reboot 2 more times then try opening your programs to see if it's fine as you know I have SSD's and nothing is slow opening on my system.
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