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Bitdefender causing long Spark Desktop startup times


Hello all,

I have a problem with Spark Desktop app on my Windows 11 device opening very slowly. This has been going on for at least a half a year now.

If i keep it running after opening, it works just fine, but initially it takes at least a half a minute to open. When checking Task Manager, Bitdefender Virus Shield takes a lot of CPU usage while the program is booting up.

I have already tried to tinker with my Spark settings a little bit, but to no avail. Reinstalling it also does not work unfortunately.

Thank you for looking into this.

Bitdefender Total Security build and Spark Desktop 3.8.3