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AVG is cooking my laptop :(

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#1 Maxxie


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:11 PM

I desperately need a new anti virus. Running on a laptop with Vista but AVG has been the only anti virus I have known since I was a kid. My father claims it is the best..


Really now I think this is the worst. Especially for my laptop. It gets hot to touch and the fan goes crazy and there's nothing but AVG running on startup. A month ago I started checking the task manager and noticed AVG always had like a dozen processes open and they all were doing stuff despite me having literally nothing open!! This is just crazy!


Please help!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:57 AM

I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware if choosing a paid for program as they are effective but leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources which slow down performance. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay, then I would recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials, the free anti-malware solution for Windows 7 and Vista SP1/SP2 that combines the features of an anti-virus and anti-malware scanner to provide real-time protection.

For other suggestions, please refer to Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

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