Third party programs slowing down or blocking Vivaldi
This is a thread to talk about third party programs interfering with Vivaldi, making it unusable or cause a slow down.
What to post here?
For example information about some Security programs like anti-virus or desktop firewall etc. on different OS which may slow down or block Vivaldi.
Please do not discuss here if you have issues with extensions or Vivaldi problems not related to security tools!
One program family making Vivaldi almost unusable are some from Avast.
We have many reports from users in forum.
The only workaround is uninstall of Avast.
Also implicated, though in smaller numbers, have been:
- Trend Micro
- Total 360
It appears ESET at least can be corrected through program settings.
This post is deleted!
If you need to say all is ok, you can open a new thread and be happy with Vivaldi.
Please read https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/20271/third-party-programs-slowing-down-or-blocking-vivaldi/1 before posting.
This thread is not for discussions, only for reproducable reports of programs blocking Vivaldi.
ESET alone seems to be taking a plunge but the ESET smart security (means has anti-v and firewall) works a lot better. Don't ask me why but I tested them and plain ESET anti would take minutes to scan pc specially at start up and it always did with newer versions but the ESET smart security does it in a matter of seconds. I am running ESET smart security and my Vivaldi browsers are running faster than my google chrome. Just thought I would throw this out there in case some one want's to think twice about just getting the anti-v vs getting the Smart Security instead. I personally wish I tested this sooner as it was such a pain to wait for scan to complete because it caused my entire system to pretty much hang. It felt like bloated Norton or McAfee