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AVG becomes very slow

by Amos16 / September 13, 2009 2:28 AM PDT

Hello - The latest AVG Free program worked quite well until some time ago. Then it suddenly started taking five hours or more to scan my computer, with about 480,000 items and files. Before that it was about one hour. I changed nothing in the commands, I always ask it to do a "fast" scan. Should I remove it and reinstall, or are there other solutions? Thanks, Amos.

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What IF Any, other
by tobeach / September 13, 2009 3:47 PM PDT
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protectors on board. Any with background guards (Spybot/Avast/etc) that might be causing conflicts?

Was anything & what was installed just about the time of the start of the slow down ... updated browser(even MS update)?

Did you have another A/V installed before AVG & how did you remove it? Happy

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AVG
by Amos16 / September 14, 2009 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: What IF Any, other

Hi - have had spybot search and destroy for at least five years, no conflict ever apparent. Before AVG had Symantec, various versions, removed it completely as far as I can tell about three years ago, by using both control panel and the URUninstaller program. Nothing changed since then. Have XP Pro with SP2. Any ideas? Tx - Amos

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I'm running into changes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2009 2:36 AM PDT
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AVG, other software, the OS updates and more. So today I have to uninstall TEATIMER at the very least.

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I Agree w/ Bob. AVG Does Have
by tobeach / September 14, 2009 3:04 PM PDT
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problems w/ Spybot TT and possibly with w/ SD Helper (bad download blocker). Similar reports w/ Symantec( you surely got rid of that well! No further prob. there)& w/ McAfee. I encountered problems (asst'd) with S&D on every version after 1.4 & have given it up now. SAD!

Many report that AVG link scanner causes slow downs browsing & AVG has of late become subject to numerous
bad updates & False Positives. Be sure your default is set to Quarantine ONLY until you can confirm it's NOT FP. If you decide to change be sure to run their registry tool BEFORE installing another. Look 4 it here
http://www.avg.com/download-tools (they're making it hard to find these days).

After many years with them, I've switched to Anti-Vir for straight AV w/real time guard and reasonably happy since. Nothing has gotten in.
(Avira)http://www.free-av.com/

Hope this helps. Happy

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AVG
by Amos16 / September 14, 2009 5:33 PM PDT

Thanks - shall try and posts back - Amos

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running well
by Amos16 / September 19, 2009 12:46 AM PDT
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Hello - took your advice to heart and performed a multiple operation: disabled the link connections and also the tracking cookies part - some I need the rest do not bother me. But then I noticed that the computer itself had become rather sluggish. So I went to MSconfig, disabled AVGtray (wrong move?) and also the perennial ctfmon that keeps creeping back although disabled several times in the past. Now the computer runs like before and the scan takes less than an hour. Which is what I had strived for. Thanks - Amos

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don't disable avgtray
by Jiri_AVG AVG Staff / September 30, 2009 6:33 PM PDT
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I wouldn't recommend disabling the AVG Tray icon from being launched (if you did already you can revert it back through the msconfig again). AVGTRay only sits there (next to clock) and waits for the right time to popup an information about update, scan start/result and helps you get into the AVG UI when needed.

So it doesn't have any effect (besides few kBs in memory) on the resource consumption of your CPU.

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AVG tray
by Amos16 / September 30, 2009 8:55 PM PDT
In reply to: don't disable avgtray

Thanks, shall act on your advice and see what gives - Amos

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