I just set up a new computer at work, and I noticed PuTTY is very slow to open (it takes over 5 seconds, usually even around 9-10s). plink.exe suffers from the same issue, although it's not as slow (takes about 1 second).
If I fire up an old version (for instance 0.63, as I had a backup of it handy), it opens instantly (plink.exe) or almost instantly (putty.exe), like it used to.
Is it normal behavior that the new putty is so slow to start up? Is there some kind of configuration that could make it load as fast as it used to?
I'm using Windows 10 x64, and I tried both PuTTY 32 and 64 bits.