I want to post a word of warning about the tweak to disable any part of AVG. Though it (the tweak) does remove a CPU intensive scan engine, it should be noted that the lack of Resident Shield does open your system to possible malware(tracking cookies and such) and defeats the real time monitoring of your system. So game wisely and it would probably be a good Idea to learn the tweak backward and forward to be able to reinable before surfing.
The tweak is meant to, and does relieve some CPU background usage, at the expense of real time security.
My install of AVG 8 didn't allow my resident shield to totally be disabled, even after unticking the service. With the service unselected and AVG turned off, I still found system use of about 1/2 my 1.2 CPU.
AVG? how about a (totally) off switch?
If anyone knows of a better fix for this real time issue with the program, PLZ, tell all.
Edited by PCwarrior, 02 February 2009 - 08:10 PM.
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