No AVG is uninstalled, i did have both installed at the same time though, but norton was completely disabled.. or as disabled as i could get it.
The NAV32 process only starts up when i try to look at certain sites or install new ActiveX controls. It doesn't run all the time.
I never get any major viruses or have any problems with not running an antivirus program. I avoid certain sites and know what emails not to touch, so maybe that's why. If any big new viruses come out i'll download the one little program designed to get rid of that, and it's done. Don't have to worry about most exploits if i update windows on time.
I think the shell scanner or somethin of Norton, and the norton script blocker, are still running cause one way or another they're processes i can't get rid of.
I guess there aren't any simple virus scans. I just don't see the point of scanning everything constantly and living in paranoia on my computer. There's no point for an email scanner and blocker, a script blocker, shell scanner, resident scanner, and just allllll these programs that are going to eat up half my RAM and CPU, stop me COLD when i'm in a good match of UT or somethin, and just be generally pointless.... because i just don't get viruses. I have my router NAT firewall, Windows Firewall, and when somethin goes wrong i'll grab a virus scanner and go lookin for the viruses. Oh and i use Spybot and Ad Aware.
What's the worst that'll happen? I get a bad virus i can't get rid of. So what, i have backups of everything. I'll use the reformatting discs the computer came with and then restore all my stuff i have saved to my cds and dvds. I can even scan the cds and dvds for viruses before i put them back on here. Easy. But if i go the antivirus route, i have a SLOW *** startup because it scans every time the computer starts, opening my email is going to be a drawn out process, i'm going to have processes running out my *** and eating my cpu and ram up, and every little step i take on the computer has to be scanned and screened and made ABSOLUTELY SURE...... that's it's -safe- for my computer, when the real thing downing my performance is NOW the ANTIVIRUS program ITSELF...... o_O I do almost nothing but play games on my computer, and when i'm going one-on-one with some guy and my antivirus program decides it's time to scan somethin for no reason and i skip and die... it really pisses me off ya know? So Mr. Antivirus Scan, did you find anything? "No." Yeah and you haven't found anything the last 896 times either have you? "No." Half the games i play won't run right with an antivirus program installed, and all the tech support people and players i talk to have always told me to disable or uninstall my antivirus programs. They're more trouble than they're worth. So what if i'm completely open to viruses. Let them have my computer, i'll reformat the hard drive and rebuild everything i had in no time.