F-Secure Ultralight Hoster slows down my computer

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Re: F-Secure Ultralight Hoster slows down my computer

Since my last reply 2 months ago I read some other posts about this and with the W10 "soft" power off it seems to trigger this behavior. I changed so it turn off the computer completely and got rid of this. The downside of course is that it takes a little while longer to start the PC.

The effect is the same when you restart the PC, it has been completely turned off and then it doesn't trig the hoster.

 

Quote from https://www.howtogeek.com/349114/shutting-down-doesnt-fully-shut-down-windows-10-but-restarting-it-d...

"To disable Fast Startup, head to Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options > Choose What the Power Button Does. Click the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” link at the top of the window, uncheck the “Turn On Fast Startup (Recommended)” option under Shutdown Settings, and then click the “Save Changes” button."

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Re: F-Secure Ultralight Hoster slows down my computer

I always prefer to have control about updating processes because it is really annoying to be slowed down by some unannounced process, especially at start-up, and of course the more resources it consumes the more annoying.

Now what makes F-secure stand out is the euphemistic name 'Ultralight' Aquarius Updater (or something similar). I do not not know how bad it was previously, but it certainly is NOT 'Ultralight'.

So start with renaming it to something more realistic, to avoid extra irritation.

And preferably let ME be in charge. Just NOTIFY me and let ME press a button to start the actual update process.

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Re: F-Secure Ultralight Hoster slows down my computer


@RoberGeenPaniek wrote:

I always prefer to have control about updating processes because it is really annoying to be slowed down by some unannounced process, especially at start-up, and of course the more resources it consumes the more annoying.
Now what makes F-secure stand out is the euphemistic name 'Ultralight' Aquarius Updater (or something similar). I do not not know how bad it was previously, but it certainly is NOT 'Ultralight'.
So start with renaming it to something more realistic, to avoid extra irritation.
And preferably let ME be in charge. Just NOTIFY me and let ME press a button to start the actual update process.


Hello,

 

I'm only an F-Secure user (their home solutions).

 

It should be called as "F-Secure Aquarius Update".  

Aquarius is 'main' traditional signature-based core (with improvements and enhanced features). One of features is "on-the-fly' updating signatures by small portions (is not required to download, for example, full size of database ~540Mb of current size + increasing size of fresh additions EACH time when updates/signatures are published; and with requirements to 'offload' security solution and load it back); on current days - it is pretty common feature and maybe with not so 'cool' sound (how it was at first). It is even not with Gbs-size (as it was before such 'design' of engines); by using generic detections and some optimisations.

And Ultralight is not about traditional engines probably. Other parts start be more 'lightly' indeed.

 

With my experience -> F-Secure Aquarius Updates is only 'updates' which I noticed by unexpected 'overload' or by 'something goes strange' (as too delay with actions).

But I think that main trouble is 'background' backup previous updates_build to fresh_build (what if updating is crashed - so it will be possible to revert back previous good state). Or something like this.

Not really updating/downloading/installing.

Also, there is 'one hour' between auto-checks for updates. And if any of updates are available -> downloading is triggered.

I think that if we do 'postpone' some updates (or do not launch system days) -> 'piece' of updates start be much more 'larger' and it will take more resources to install it (compared to 'installing' it by small pieces as part of autoupdating as soon as possible).

 

But there is ability to 'deny' downloading updates by "Gaming mode" - possible to use it as workaround (until some changes).

 

Sorry for my reply.

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: F-Secure Ultralight Hoster slows down my computer

My PC just turns on easily with and I 5 processer and 16GB of ram with a terabyte of disk space and even my laptop is fine with a pentium D on windows 10 with 2 GB of ram and 1 terabyte of disk space except it is always on about 50 percent disk on desktop 5 minutes after boot and about 75 percent CPU. One thing that does work smoothly is Minecraft at 39 fps
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Re: F-Secure Ultralight Hoster slows down my computer

My laptop is not affected much as it is a pentium processer with 2GB of ram and 1 TB of disk and does not spike much on boot also I have a gaming pc that is absolutely fine as it has a i5 processor, 16 GB of ram and a terabyte that is normally on 1 or 2 percent CPU, 4 percent disk that is also 1TB and does not spike much even when rendering YouTube videos for my channel. BTW check it out on YouTube. It's called boxersteavee gamer43 and I play Minecraft and Roblox and am planning on doing twitch soon