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    It would random use around 10% processing power just idle in the background, creating massive lag when I play games and I can't disable the complete system scan that initiates itself every time I boot into windows. Also, the complete system scan takes FOREVER to complete (Hours after hours after hours...), and I remember using Mcfee it only took at most 2 hours.

    How do I frigging optimize AVG...

    I only use it because it's free...
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    same, i went back to zone alarm because i had too many problems with it, and after uninstalling it, it's still showing 2 running processes

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    I started out using AVG and had the same problems. i heard a quote once, "AVG isnt worth the price you pay for it" lol.

    Anyway, ive been running NOD32 ever since, smallest memory usage of all the good anti-virus software. highly recommend it.
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    Apparently Kaspersky is one of the best, I may have a go at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Apparently Kaspersky is one of the best, I may have a go at it.


    Good choice ! Why use AVG just because it's free ? Ca is free also ( one year ) and a much better program . JMHO

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    I use avg and have no problems, of course I have it schedualed to run its scan starting at 3:30am because I have three hard drives, and I only leave it run over night if I'm downloading something. Your problem could be caused by alot of unnecessary files, cluttered registry and fragmented hard drive. So before you give a free gift the boot, clean up the drive and defrag with something like Perfect disk that will defrag system files and the page file as well during a boot. If the drives are fragmented Avg has to search out all the fragments, jumping all over the drive, in order to check for viruses.

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    Nod32 is free too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Nod32 is free too..
    Will give it a try
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    Use the NOD32 tryout version, and then you patch it with NSANE-fix, which is completly legal (http://www.nsaneproductions.com/) to get 40 000 years free updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skengeboy View Post
    Use the NOD32 tryout version, and then you patch it with NSANE-fix, which is completly legal (http://www.nsaneproductions.com/) to get 40 000 years free updates.
    It's not legal!

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