What is Intel Delayed launcher and does it need to be enabled at startup ? Thanks in advance
The "iastoriconlaunch.exe" or Intel's "Delay Launcher" is a startup application that is part of the Intel Rapid Recovery Technology. It is recommended to keep this process enabled at startup.
Read more about this executable below...
It is a system recovery measure that -- to simplify a bit -- allows you into your computer's operating system before any system files can be accessed by virus/malware. In a nutshell, if your system is attacked by a virus that loads during boot, you will be very thankful you have this enabled. On the other hand, it has a major impact on boot-time, so if you never end up using it, you'll have wasted about 30 seconds of your life every time you boot... Tough call to make, but I'd say if you consider your computer not very prone to virus exposure, don't bother, and if it is, keep it enabled.
the delayed launcher can also be a part of the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology". If thats the case, it is okay to disable. I have an SSD that i use for OS, software, and games that are multiplayer or have horrible load times. I have a HDD in my computer for everything else. In my case, the intel rapid storage technology is redundant, because my SSD is by Samsung and that comes with "Samsung Magician" which optimizes the SSD weekly. I disabled Intel Rapid Storage Technology. If you want to see what this specifically uses, open task manager and click the startup tab and expand the entry for the delayed starter. If it is for the rapid storage technology then it is most likely not necessary. If it is for what was mentioned above, i use bitdefender for startup defense.
Device Coverage — Norton vs Bitdefender
In this aspect, Bitdefender might disappoint you! if we take the case of Norton Antivirus, it can be seen that all of its security packages are available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. That is, you are going to have streamlined level of protection in all your platforms. However, in Bitdefender, mobile security suite is available for Android only. So, in case if you were looking for multi-device support, you have to go with Norton.