Obsidian takes 30 seconds to open

When I click the Obsidian icon, nothing happens for 30 seconds and then the screen opens. This happens when starting Obsidian from zero, such as after booting the laptop. Restarting it from an open position doesn’t take long.

I have tried turning off all plugins, snippets, and themes, but the issue remains. I updated to the latest installer and version and tried troubleshooting on the Discord server. I don’t know what else to try.

Here is the Debug info:

Obsidian version: v1.1.16
Installer version: v1.1.16
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: off
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: light
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 2
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 44
Plugins enabled: 0

Custom theme and snippets: for cosmetic issues, please first try updating your theme and disabling your snippets. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community theme and snippets.

Things I have tried


Looks like you are correct. Turning off McAfee Antivirus lets Obsidian start up quickly

Do you know if Microsoft Defender affects load time in any way? Sometimes my vault takes a lot more to open than others.

not that I know of. we were aware of mcafee

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