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dave911
04-12-2013, 07:02 AM
IF PT takes a loooong time to load and you are using Microsoft Security Essentials excluding the plugin files types and/or the PT folders may fix it.
The attached photo shoes the plugin exclusions for PT10 native, the folder settings are just above in the photo.

joachim
04-12-2013, 11:24 AM
Is it advisable, also exclude any Avid/Digidesign/ProTools - Folder in the settings for "Excluded files and locations" ?

And also exclude file type ".ptx" ?

And also exclude "Pro Tools.exe" in "Excluded processes ?

musicman691
04-12-2013, 12:24 PM
You shouldn't be needing to run any antivirus or security stuff on a studio computer as such machines shouldn't be running full time, or at all really, on the net.

Benoni
04-12-2013, 01:25 PM
You shouldn't be needing to run any antivirus or security stuff on a studio computer as such machines shouldn't be running full time, or at all really, on the net.

Maybe back in the day, but now I couldn't do what I do by having to switch computers when I need to upload a mix or video, or buy a new plugin and need to download it.

More and more things are being moved to the cloud, even PT has an option to send a bounce to Gobbler, you need to be connected to the interwebs to do that.

dave911
04-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Is it advisable, also exclude any Avid/Digidesign/ProTools - Folder in the settings for "Excluded files and locations" ?

And also exclude file type ".ptx" ?

And also exclude "Pro Tools.exe" in "Excluded processes ?

My computer worked fine after just excluding the plugins.
Excluding other items made no difference, but your mileage may vary.

musicman691
04-12-2013, 04:43 PM
Maybe back in the day, but now I couldn't do what I do by having to switch computers when I need to upload a mix or video, or buy a new plugin and need to download it.

More and more things are being moved to the cloud, even PT has an option to send a bounce to Gobbler, you need to be connected to the interwebs to do that.
Personally I don't give a darn about putting stuff on the cloud. Just because it's possible is no reason to do it and I don't trust anything on the cloud.

As to your first scenario I use a little known/used thing as sneaker-netting. Files under 250 meg I drop on a zip drive disk and that moves to my internet computer. Larger files I just connect the external drive on my iMac that has the files to my internet Mac and let fly from there. That way I don't have to sweat putting my music machine on the net. Same thing can be done with a Windows machine. Small price to pay for safety. Remember to practice safe hex. Just so happens my internet machine and studio machines sit across from each other.