Windows 10 is subsequently getting the replace we all wanted, however till it rolls out widely users are going to want to preserve paying attention to Microsoft’s ordinary improve warnings. And they have struck once more.
Picked up with the aid of CNet, Microsoft has shown it has discovered updates to Windows 10’s built-in Control Flow Guard (CFG) security characteristic which could cause massive overall performance issues for Google Chromium-primarily based browsers (along with Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge browser, Vivaldi and many others). The problem became first recognized by way of Vivaldi then replicated via Google, and then Microsoft stated the difficulty.
How massive is massive? Tests on impacted Windows 10 PCs located Chromium overall performance runs three-4x slower on average than on Windows 7, which isn’t always laid low with the problem.
“We at once observed performance troubles. A check suite that formerly took about a hundred minutes to run, now took 300 or even 360 minutes,” wrote Vivaldi developer Yngve Pettersen. “[It’s a] large Windows 10 performance problem to Chromium… One of the checks that took one hundred mins when running on Windows 10 on this system, took 20 minutes on Windows 7.”
The repair Dawson found become to turn off CFG (which, as CNet notes: “should not be executed in the real international”), after which some assessments had been going for walks among five and 20 times faster while one browser system ran 200 times faster.