Measure time after installing Antivirus

*** Hopeleonie ***
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Hi

A large customer needs that we measure time for some applications after and before installing an enterprise Antivirus.
They also need to measure boot time in both conditions.

Which tools would you use?
 
Many thanks in advance.
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Fethi ABASSIWindows system administrator
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Tools? Hm, a stopwatch, what else?
What should the tools do? Monitoring tools consume time as well and you get wrong results. Do without.
*** Hopeleonie ***IT Manager

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Tools? Hm, a stopwatch, what else?
- I thought something like Process Monitor

What should the tools do?
- Measure time for applications after and before installing an enterprise Antivirus.
- They also need to measure boot time in both conditions.
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Procmon should not be used to measure a system's boot performance. Procmon itself adds so much overhead, don't even think of it. Use the good old stopwatch.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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It also depends greatly on the make of antivirus. Symantec Endpoint Protection does not slow down installs to any measurable extent. That has been true for years.

That said and as noted above a stopwatch will work.
RaminTechnical Advisor
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I always use Event Viewer when I want to check the boot time. you need to create a custom Boot view and that's all.
you can also see MainPathBootTime and  BootPostBootTime from detail tab.

How to Create a Custom View for Boot time :
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174750-boot-times-monitor-event-viewer.html

How to check Boot Time and Shut Down Time without creating Custom View :
https://www.howtogeek.com/72420/how-to-use-event-viewer-to-find-your-pcs-boot-time/

 And for Installing application the best way is a Stopwatch as mentioned above.

These numbers are in millisecond, if you divide them by 1000 that give you second.
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT Manager

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Thanks to all again.
Have a good start in the new week.
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.

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