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#1 siouxdax

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:21 AM

This post is in regards to this previous post:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/113401/svchostexe-crashes-my-laptop/

By looking through event logs, it seems that Symantec Anti-Virus runs a small scan, which somehow triggers the crash of svchost.exe. I have since uninstalled Symantec and haven't had the issue.

Now, I obviously need to protect my laptop with some sort of anti-virus program. I'm thinking about using Avast. Does anyone have any input on this subject?

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 29 October 2007 - 10:32 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:13 AM

Avast or AVG will, either one, provide adequate protection. You can certainly give both (one at a time) a try and see which works best with your computer's configuration and which is easiest for you to use.
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Edited by jgweed, 29 October 2007 - 11:14 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:55 AM

You can read some more about each of these anti-virus programs at the following links:

AVG Anti-Virus Free - AVG Anti-Virus Free User Manual
avast! 4 Home Edition - How to Install, Configure, and Use
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