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AVG Slows Down Vista?

I installed AVG anti-virus and internet security and now windows vista and all the programs I run in it experience occasional "gaps" where the screen will freeze from anywhere from 20seconds to two minutes. It seems almost like there is a lag of some sort, but I don't know why. I have 2gb of ram which I know isn't the most out there but should be sufficent to run a simple anti-virus right? How do I stop the "gaps"

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  • vicar1 Sep 02, 2008

    I loaded up AVG free software yesterday. Today the screen freezes whenever I try to access My Docs. Most other apps work, but not all.

    I have a 3 yr old Dell desktop - and have never had a moment's problems before.


  • Ulises Nemes1s
    Ulises Nemes1s May 11, 2010

    I think the issue could be solved reinstalling the antivirus next restart Vista, if the issue continues try with other antivirus software and please let us know.

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I'm not sure about AVG, but I do know most anti-virus software has options in setup, where you can alter the level of packet inspection.. Meaning the software inspects every file that is sent & rceived by the pc. If you have it set to the highest level, it will definitely slow the sending & receiving of traffic to the internet or intranet. If there is a medium user level, try that. If you need help with investigating this, please ask. Also ulises_zero's idea of re-installing could be worth a try, being careful about what options you might choose when setting up the software. Rgds,

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Unable 2 remove viruses and unable to uninstalling AVG Anti virus.


There is an AVG removal tool here.

I would suggest MalwareBytes to remove viruses.

Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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on Mar 24, 2011 | Internet Avg AVG Security V8.0 WIN - 2...

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Free PC Security: OS Microsoft Windows 2,000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7

These are the best free security programs that I have found that actually do get rid of mal-ware, spy-ware, viruses, and worms for free. If your security program is not protecting your system very well, or it is an older paid for version that is now out of date and will not update any longer unless you purchase the new version, then you might do well to download and install these very powerful and efficient security programs.

You should only have one anti-virus/anti-spy-ware program installed and running on your PC or a conflict can occur, besides the fact that there would be an un-necessary use of the system resources. If you remove your old security program be sure to remove it from the add and remove programs in the control panel (some security programs have to be disabled before they can be removed). Also mal-ware is not the same as viruses, spy-ware, or worms. Malwarebytes will not remove any viruses, spy-ware, or worms, and AVG will not remove any mal-ware either.

AVG-Free Edition will automatically update itself and run security scans, it can be set from the AVG control panel in tools, advanced settings, schedules. You should set up the schedule so that it will update and scan at a time when the PC is not in use (usually during the middle of the night).

Also be sure that the Microsoft auto-update is not scheduled to run at the same time that you scheduled AVG to update or run a scan, if it is then change the Microsoft auto-update settings to something that will not run at the same time that AVG runs, for example (evryday 9:00 a.m., every Sunday 9:00 a.m., etc.). You can change the Microsoft auto-update settings in control panel, auto-updates.

Malwarebytes is the best free anti mal-ware program that I have found, the free edition will not auto-update or auto-scan and these functions must be manually done, but that is trivial compared to the protection that this program provides. After Malwarebytes has been installed, update it from the update tab and then check for any updates, after any updates then run a scan from the scanner tab, and then select a Full scan for the first time.

If you are using Vista right click on Malwrebytes and select Run As Administrator.

To fully protect your PC, Malwarebytes should be ran anytime that you close your web browser and are done using the internet, you should run a quick scan and if any malware is found then you should also run a full scan to be sure that the malware has been completely purged from your entire PC.

You can also protect your PC from known rogue web sites by downloading and installing SpywareBlaster, it does not scan for anything, and it does not remove anything, SpywareBlaster will prevent your internet explorer from connecting to known restricted, harmful, or rogue web sites for an added layer of protection.

Download AVG-Free Edition from here;

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Download Malwarebytes from here;

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Download SpywareBlaster from here;

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These security programs will do a very good job at protecting your PC from internet threats. I used to have to fight these threats all the time to get rid of them, on either friends or family if not my own PC, but ever since I have installed these three programs on my system, and that of all my friends and family, it has actually become quite boring and I almost miss the battles.

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I have webroot anti-virus and it consistently is being turned off after I get on the internet. Is it likely malware or a virus causing this? Actually, it is the firewall that is being turned off.


Chances are it's a virus or malware. Download an anti-virus program to a disk or to a flash drive. Run it and see if you can find a virus. Here's a link to one of the best anti-virus progams. (In my opinion)
http://avg.en.softonic.com/
Hope you solve the problem. You might also try Malwarebytes
here's a link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Good Luck

Jul 12, 2010 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Avg antivirus


I have also tried AVG antivirus, it has an amazing track record for virus detection without slowing down the computer.

Apr 13, 2010 | Symantec Norton Antivirus 2009 1-User -...

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When it got to the install files part it stopped for more than 2 hours


SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

HERE ARE SOME LINKS, THAT WOULD BE BETTER:
NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****

FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.


$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,


ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck.
If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
Thanks :0)

Dec 04, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Webroot not functioning not sweeping at all malware turned off and cannot turn back on please help


RUN ----------
***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
See what happens. then...........if nothing,,,,,
.
SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.
*********************************
FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.******************
Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE
HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com
*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****
FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De
****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati
****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com
**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q
***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com
There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,
ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.
REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.! EVERY MONTH, BLOW IT OUT....

Thanks :0)

Aug 06, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Me too! Webroot antiv/antis is installed, but AV option is grey


Try something else.

RUN ----------
***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
See what happens. then...........if nothing,,,,,
.
SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE GET SOMETHING ELSE.
*********************************
FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.******************
Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE
HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com
*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****
FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De
****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati
****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com
**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q
***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com
There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,
ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.
REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.! EVERY MONTH, BLOW IT OUT....

Thanks :0)

Jul 14, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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Sir


can you delete it? try to let other web programs scan your computer. can you get online?

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