Sluggish builds and F5 in VS2005 since last round of XP Pro security updates

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Subject: Sluggish builds and F5 in VS2005 since last round of XP Pro security updates
Posted by:  Earl (brikshoe@newsgroups.nospam)
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006

This could be a coincidence, although my experience has been that it usually
is not, but it seems like since the last round of Microsoft security updates
(Dec 12, Dec. 18) were applied to my development system, VS2005 builds and
executes super-slow (even slower than the usual). I can hear the hard drive
working hard to do "something". Checked defrag and disk condition,
everything is clean there. Checked the Task Manager and could not really
discern any potential issues there. I'm running Norton AV up-to-date (no
problems with that previously) and the latest version of the Windows
Defender. Having had previous experience with security updates that run amok
(anyone remember the infamous update that blue-screened certain video
cards), I'm strongly suspecting that one of these new security update is
forcing the IDE to jump through a new set of hurdles before I do a build.
This is SERIOUSLY impacting my development iterations. Any knowledgable
folks have any idea what in the world is going on?

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