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AVG Slows bootup

by Vince.Rosati / May 28, 2009 7:02 AM PDT

I have been on a yearslong quest to speed my bootup time. A few months ago I got it down to two minutes but lately is has crept back up to more than 3 1/2 minutes.

When I boot, I watch the processes in Task Manager. AVGSRX uses the cpu for almost two minutes. This seems to be longer than it used to.

Does AVG accumulate "garbage" as it ages?

Would I benefit from uninstallng it and reinstalling?

Alternatively, can I restrict what AVG looks at during bootup? (I would still occasionally do a full-computer scan).

Gateway, 3 GHz, XP SP2 (3?), 2 GB RAM.



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This seems to affect some but not others.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 28, 2009 7:07 AM PDT
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AVG Slows Bootup
by Vince.Rosati / May 29, 2009 5:30 AM PDT

Mark, Thanks for the reply, especially the site for further info.



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Same problem for me...
by quan7um / May 28, 2009 10:47 PM PDT
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I used to be an avid AVG user, and had no problems with the lag or scan times. But as the time progressed, I also noticed it became slower and slower. Not to a huge extent, but I enjoy an extremely tweaked out machine to begin with. I since then stumbled across Avira. I noticed they both give you the same protection but I noticed a considerable difference in loading times between the two. I noticed that Avira did load faster than AVG. Of course no matter who you go with, each time you do have a definition update it will take a little more from your memory.

1. The best bet, would be to try looking at your other start up programs that are really not needed and it will speed up your load times (also some of your services that load with the start up programs can be canceled out as well, this will help free up RAM and speed you computer up as well).
2. AVg has two types of updates; virus definition files, and program updates. Virus definition files are small and don't take a lot of space, but the program updates keep you with the latest version of the program itself. So if you have an updated program most likely you wouldn't benefit from uninstalling and reinstalling.

I would be more than happy to help you with trying to speed your computer up. Just ask.

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