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Old 01-11-12, 06:00
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Hi,
I'm just after a bit of advice about which anti virus members would recommend to use?
I've always been a staunch supporter of AVG and still put it on moderner machines however "old faithfull" at work has really started to struggle since we put on avg free 2011, It takes ages to do anything.. We've never installed anything else recently and always scan for malware and virus's so I know it isn't anything to do with that.
I was just wondering what members thoughts were on a good anti virus that wasn't as memory resident.
Computer is running Windows XP Pro,
it's a Athlon Dual Core 64 4400+
2GB Ram
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Old 01-11-12, 10:50
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You may hear different on this answer,but 2 of my computers have Avast Free and 2 have Microsoft Security Essentials. The MSE does really well on the 2 older machines (xp pro spk3). On the other 2 Avast Free uses very little. I would say go with MSE on "old faithfull",,but that's just my opinion!!!!
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Hi,
I'm just after a bit of advice about which anti virus members would recommend to use?
I've always been a staunch supporter of AVG and still put it on moderner machines however "old faithfull" at work has really started to struggle since we put on avg free 2011, It takes ages to do anything.. We've never installed anything else recently and always scan for malware and virus's so I know it isn't anything to do with that.
I was just wondering what members thoughts were on a good anti virus that wasn't as memory resident.
Computer is running Windows XP Pro,
it's a Athlon Dual Core 64 4400+
2GB Ram
Thanks in advance
Hi my friend , what is avg version do you have in you machine ? Avira antivir is another solution !!
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Old 01-11-12, 11:21
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Hi my friend , what is avg version do you have in you machine ? Avira antivir is another solution !!
AVG 2011 free edition?? I've heard elsewhere that it does slow down older computer, just thought I'd ask the experts
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AVG 2011 free edition?? I've heard elsewhere that it does slow down older computer, just thought I'd ask the experts
This tool will help you to uninstall the avg

http://techdows.com/2010/10/download...oval-tool.html

because there is many left overs to your machine if you uninstall it without this tool , you could watch this video

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-speed-up-your-pc

speeding up your machine , another thinking of me is to download this utility ensuring if your hdd is faulty or not

http://www.hdsentinel.com/

do all that my friend !!
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I personally swear by Comodo Antivirus. It has run great on some of my (much) older machines. It's a very minimalistic usage program with some of the best protection and options for dealing with files you are okay with.
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mcsmc,I forgot about good 'ol Comodo,,it is actually made for systems with only as much as 128mb of RAM. Good choice with Comodo!!!!
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Hi guys,
Thanks for the responses, just a quick update, computer is now running security essentials and that has made all the world of difference.
Once again guys thank you very much
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