AVG Free Speeds Up PC Boot Time

| March 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

AVG freeI recently booted my computer to see that somehow AVG sped up my initial boot time from BIOS to Windows 7, claiming a 177% increase in boot speed since the last time I turned my PC on.

Now, this may not be incredibly accurate, as many are saying on forums, but I do see a very noticeable improvement with boot times.

Honestly, I do see a major improvement on this, but how?

I see no information or even an explanation as to how this works. Some have even claimed it is pure bologna, and that it is actually slowing down their PC. In theory, how does a program that loads INTO WINDOWS improve boot times starting with BIOS?

REALLY?

REALLY?


Anyone care to shed some light on this?

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  1. Retro says:

    Without having a chance to back engineer the code –

    I would venture an educated guess that the software would put itself between the normal booting sequence and bypass all but the essential routines for booting …

    Once booted, then it allows the other processes to load.

    So, it really isn’t booting faster – it is booting the essential processes first in order to APPEAR to be booting faster.

    JEEZE !!! I remember booting an Imsai 8080 manually at a time before a BIOS (basic I/O system) we know today. You’d manually set the booting instructions 8 bits at a time and latch them in and then go onto the next line. It only took about 30 minutes.

    Admit it – yer a speed freak !!!

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