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A recent support email between customer and our developer shows that Norton/Symantec antivirus may affect Visual Studio’s performance in win7 due to the win7 jumplists. Here’s a workaround for it:
First, to determine if this is the problem, you may want to disable the antivirus temporarily and see if these hangs still repro.
If it’s indeed the case, please create/set the following registry value and restart VS2010.
With the value set, Visual Studio will not try to remove anymore the files from the Win7 jumplists , which would reduce the chance of an antivirus interfering (at least during file saves)
For the jumplists at least, you may also tell Norton to exclude from monitoring *.automaticDestinations-ms files (these hold the jumplists), or exclude from disk monitoring a folder like C:\Users\<your_user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
Hope this helps.
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Delete Norton, install Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials.
Will this be fixed with the VS10 SP1? Thanks.
Ray, this problem is actually Norton's problem. Vs2010 sp1 will not workaround it. Last I heard we might do some work to make it less blockable in VS Next, but that's not determined yet.
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