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Symantec Endpoint Protection caused boot slowdown

Created: 01 Feb 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 4 comments
After I installed Symantec Endpoint Protection on my laptop, boot performance decrease
I used to startup my laptop for 1 min,
After installing Symantec Endpoint Protection, Startup time increase up to 2 minutes

I am using Compaq Presario V3000 laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
100GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
1GB PC2-5300 (667MHz) RAM
Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 900 (used to be 128MB) (now become 64MB)

hw can i tweaks/tunes or do something for faster startup of my computer?

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grubi's picture

What you describe meets my observations.
Be happy to have a dual core cpu.
SEP seems to benefit of it esp. for startup speed.
One single core startup speed is much worse.

I think that's the price you have to pay.


Aaed Alqarta's picture
You can create a policy from the SEPM and import it into your laptop to do the following:
1) Disable "Startup Scan"
2) Run SEP after loading Windows and the rest of the applications
BUT, this will leave your laptop unprotected between the time that windows starts loading till SEP is launched !!!
Performance has a price !

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itony's picture

could you go into detail on how to create these policies?

Eduardo Menegalli Nazato's picture

"2) Run SEP after loading Windows and the rest of the applications"

Will a computer yet not logged on (waiting for a user to log in, at GINA screen) start SEP normally?
Or someone has to log in to get it working?