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Is this Over Kill?


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#1 doctorbob91

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:21 AM

I recently installed AVG software on 3 computers. Mine, my 9-year old daughter and 80-year old mother in law.

Mine is fine.

The other two run rather slow now. They are not as new as mine, but still good notebooks.

Am I unnecessarily slowing them down by having all features of AVG active? ie: Firewall?

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:32 AM

Hi

In a word, No!
Although you are (hopefully) not infected with any viruses/malware, there is a good article here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/ which explains why AVGs and Firewalls are important.
If your PCs are slow, you may be able to speed them up with a relatively cheap memory upgrade.
Post back what size memory they have and what version of Windows is installed and we will be better placed to offer further advice.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:33 AM

NO!!!!!!


Having a good antivirus and firewall system is a good idea, although you will probably want to disable windows firewall.

Take a look here to see how

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:55 AM

Thanks guys!

I will get back to you with memory size when I get in from of them.

Jeff

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

Hi

In a word, No!
Although you are (hopefully) not infected with any viruses/malware, there is a good article here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/ which explains why AVGs and Firewalls are important.
If your PCs are slow, you may be able to speed them up with a relatively cheap memory upgrade.
Post back what size memory they have and what version of Windows is installed and we will be better placed to offer further advice.


Windows XP
Table PC Edition 2005
Verion 2002
Service Pack 3

processor 1500MHz
598 MHz, 512 MB of RAM

Thank you for any further advice.

Jeff

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:43 PM

If it was me and if it's possible, I would increase the RAM to a gig
couldn't say more without the make and model of the computer
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:50 PM

It is a Toshiba Portege M200

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:31 PM

Your computer maxes out at 2gigs- 1gig per slot
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...20M200%20Series
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