Spybot is an anti-spyware program, which shouldn't affect the anti-virus at all. The thing is, though, you can have as many anti-spyware programs as you want, but only one virus scanner. Otherwise, things get messed up. But As long as there are no Norton, McAfee, CA Antivirus, Kaspersky, or things like that on the computer, you should be fine. Also, check your scanning schedule to see if maybe it is running a virus scan every time you boot to Windows. That would cause things to slow down tremendously. And you can go to Start > All Programs > Startup and delete things you don't need running when you start Windows. If you want, you can delete everything in that menu without any real negative effect. Those things can be started manually if you need them to.
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Sounds like you installed the AVG Security Suite instead of the AVG Antivirus Free. Go to Control Panel - Open "Programs and Features" and you should see the program listed there. Right click the program and choose Uninstall. Once uninstalled, restart your computer, download AVG Antivirus Free and install it.
You need to tune-up your laptop through following these tips given below:-
- Disinfect your system using some reliable antivirus program.
- Run disk clean up (start > programs > accessories > system tools > disk cleanup.)
- Disable background services.
- Fix Windows registry errors with PC Fresher
- Defragment the registry if needed.
- Uninstall those programs,software's and games which are not in use.
your problem is that your computer is very slow and you have upgraded your
memory to the maximum, then you should concentrate on cleaning up and
optimising the Windows file system.
Download and install the following utility programs that can help you to improve
the performance of your computer.
Advanced System Care
Free - run the Deep Care option of this utility. DiskMax - run a
Detailed Scan and let it clean up all profiles, updates, cache etc. Smart Defrag - run a
Defrag and Fast Optimize CCleaner - use this to
compliment the above plus use the Tools Uninstall option to remove any unwanted
software programs, browser tool bars etc. Also use the Tools Startup option to
disable any of the programs being started on every boot that don't need to be,
i.e. things like QuickTime, Adobe Reader.
Hi, The most common causes of a slow PC is: a)It has been infected with viruses and/or spyware b)You have too many programs or apps installed on your PC which are running in the background and slowing the tasks you are busy with.
Install a good anti-virus program such as AVG free edition. You can download it for free from www.avg.com Once downloaded run a full scan to detect viruses and spyware which may be slowing your PC down. Also uninstall any programs which you are not using.
Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week. Step 2
Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month. Step 3
Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.
Dispose of the Extras
Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.
Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.
Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.
Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.
Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.
Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.
Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.