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Avg Anti Virius 7.5 Cpu Question.


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#1 DSTM

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 05:14 PM

Everytime my AVG 7.5 Scans,my PC dies for 30 mins or so.Can't even get BC in most cases,while scanning.
I don't want to turn off Folding@Home every time.Could someone suggest an Anti Virius Program that is the lightest on CPU's but still affective at the same time.Thanks in Advance.















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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:59 PM

Hi DSTM

My personal preference is for AVAST which doesn't seem to affect anything. The other way, of course, would be to schedule your scan for when you are not using the computer. I would say set it to run when you are in bed, but sometimes I wonder if you ever go to bed. LOL.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:31 AM

Hi DSTM

My personal preference is for AVAST which doesn't seem to affect anything. The other way, of course, would be to schedule your scan for when you are not using the computer. I would say set it to run when you are in bed, but sometimes I wonder
if you ever go to bed LOL.

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Will try Avast and thankyou, 'rowal5555'
One final Question
.With AVG 7.5,it scans my Outlook Express.Does Avast have that Function?















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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:06 AM

It appears to cover everything.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:14 AM

It appears to cover everything.

Sounds the way to go. :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:49 AM

Rather than change your anti-virus, why not perform your scans in the evening when not using the computer so there is no activity to interfere as already suggested. Better yet is to scan in "SAFE MODE".

The Windows operating system protects files when they are being accessed by an application or a program. Malware writers create programs that can insert itself and hide in these protected areas when the files are being used. Using Safe Mode reduces the number of modules requesting files to only the essentials to make your computer functional. This in turn reduces the number of hiding places for malware, making it easier to find and delete the offending files. Using your anti-virus and anti-malware tools, in Safe Mode also speeds up the scanning process.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:51 AM

Thanks,'quiteman7' I was not aware of the benefits of scanning in SAFE MODE.















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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:34 AM

Your welcome DSTM. :thumbsup:
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