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#1 theavman

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:45 AM

After installing avira internet security 2012 my hp laptop's boot time has tripled ,i don't know wether it's because of a virus or reminance of my old antivirus.
help would be appreciated

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:45 AM

Hi, :hello: and welcome to BC.

Is Avira still on trial or did you pay for it? If you didn't pay, I wouldn't bother.

Also, when you downloaded Avira did you untick any boxes offering free toolbars etc? If not, that may have added to your boot time.

If you want something efficient and really light on resources you can't go wrong with Microsoft Security Essentials

You will see most of the malware experts recommending it.

What was your old AV?

Regards, Dave


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:27 AM

my old AV was norton 2010 and besides i registered avira

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:42 AM

How did you remove Norton 2010? Did you use the Norton Removal Tool?
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

nop i never knew about it ,i removed it in the control panel and after a while i used the norton fremoval tool

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:54 AM

After you uninstalled Norton did you use the Norton Removal Tool? This is supposed to get rid of anything left behind after the uninstall.
If you did not use it, please do so.

After running the tool you notice that it made no difference it could be a case of Avira Internet Security not playing nice with your system. The only way to find out if this is the case is to uninstall Avira. If you do uninstall it, make sure to turn on the Windows firewall first. You will also be without AV protection so be very careful of where you go on the internet until you can get another AV.

If the system runs faster, you will need to get another firewall and antivirus. As Deejay mentioned Microsoft Security Essentials would be a good choice for an AV. PLEASE NOTE that MSE is antivirus only. It does not contain a firewall.

If it isn't any faster and you want to keep Avira reinstall it.

Since you are concerned that it could be due to a virus scan your system with an AV scanner and a good malware scanner such as Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. Links lead to free edition of both products.

One thing I encourage people to do when consider buying a security product is to install the free trial of the product before buying. This will give you a chance to evaluate the program AND to find out if it does play nice with your system BEFORE spending your money on it.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 24 December 2011 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:01 PM

Drive your car with 3 sets of barbells in the trunk and notice your performance.

Go into Control Panel, add/remove programs.

1) remove trial versions of software you have not used in over 6 months

2) remove ANY toolbars; Coupons, ASK.com, TIME, WSJ, Target, WalMart, etc etc)

3) remove ANY games you have not used in 6 months

4) remove OLD versions of JAVA.

5) remove OLD versions of ADOBE reader, flash, shockwave.

6) REBOOT

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a.) Go to ADOBE.com and update reader, flash, shockwave

b.) Go to JAVA.com and load the latest JAVA

R We Good ?





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