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#1 Alvas.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:56 PM

Don't know why ?
I recently installed AVG. I have 1gb of ram on xp. Never had any problems without installing AVG. The problem is its real time scanning. When I play games its fine,no problems. The problem occurs when open folders with large number of files. It takes a long time to scan them, say a good 30-40 seconds. So thats the problem !
Please help..
Do any one of you experience this ? ):

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:00 PM

AVG is a bit memory intensive sometimes. On my 1GB PC I have Avira, which is good and is light. I never liked AVG because of that, try another AV like Kaspersky Internet Security, BitDefender or Avira. (BitDefender not really recommended for your RAM). Then feedback ;)

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:12 PM

The reason it's taking so long to scan large folders, is because the folder is large... And has a lot of files. This is perfectly normal.

You can have it done fast, or properly. My advice is to scan your PC whilst you go for a shit/shower/shave/etc so it doesn't cut into anything you're doing or slow your computer down whilst you're gaming...

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:14 PM

I have tried Kaspersky. The only problem with it - slowed down while playing resource intensive games like Fifa09,etc. I previous AV was ESET Smart security 4. It worked fine. AVG also doesn't slow down while playing games but...

...Still I like AVG More for some reason. But looks like I will have to go back to ESET. So anybody else ?

EDIT : At Llama - You mean just opening a folder with 15-20 small 2mb files slows down ? Eset did not do the same though. And I am talking about real time scanning. So that means just digging into the computer is slow. It doesn't slow down on gaming as you said.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:20 PM

Why can't you just turn off real time scanning then? And use the daily scan feature? Of course realtime scan is going to hog resources... think about it, if you opened those 20 2 meg files at the same time in a program, how much it'd slow you down. AVG has to do basically the same thing...

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#6 Alvas.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:23 PM

Well this problem doesn't occur with ESET,Kaspersky,Avira,etc.I can't be bothered to do a full computer scan daily.
So why with AVG ? BTW do you use AVG ? And do you have proactive/real time defense turned off ?

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:25 PM

Sorry but with a mere 1GB of RAM you can't really expect to run programs fast. Especially if you're using other stuff at the same time. Simply not enough memory to be allocated to each program.
I think the real time scanning is absolutely pointless though. I'd turn it off.

I personally don't even use an AV any more. I haven't managed to get a virus in ~7 years...

I'm not a retard.
I don't open suspicious links and know about phishing.
I don't open unknown email attachments.
I keep my OS's up to date.
I don't visit dodgy porn sites or TGP's
I don't use IE (referring to ActiveX attacks)

I mean you have to wonder, like I did, how the hell am I actually going to get a virus?

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:30 PM

I am using my computer right now. The thing I am talking about is a netbook I have. If an AV can't stay on 1gb of ram,then its totally pointless.

Also hackers can still approach you ? Even if you use firefox...there can still be attacks on you ? Sometimes downloading stuff from trusted sites too contain viruses..eg.. There was a havock over CNET for giving an infected Winrar installer.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:17 PM

CNET sucks and who downloads WinRAR from CNET anyway. Always download software from its official site.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:17 PM

Well I agree with you for the 'CNET SUCKS' thing. But many people do. :)

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

well im not sure if you mean realtime scanning or if you click on the folder -> scan with avg...

either way, i had 1GB ram on my laptop (and 512 on one desktop and 1GB on the other) both run avg latest free version with NO problems, no lag nothing. more likely than not, it is the computer taking time to open the files on your netbook rather than the antivirus taking this time since its likely only an atom 1.6GHz, they arent particularly fast but they are good enough for most daily tasks hence the name netbook.

I got 2GB on my laptop now (just installed it) still runs fine. lol chris , 1GB is actually enough for everything unless you do gaming. even i did that with my laptop, 1GB and would play MTA or San andreas, or other games (need for speed, c&c etc) it didnt lag one bit. But with a netbook, maybe upping the ram to 2GB would help.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:28 AM

Well I just tried it lags on my netbook as well as my desktop which has 2.5gb of ram. So its the problem of avg I think. Also I am talking about real time scanning, its perfect when two or three files are there in a folder but takes a lot of time to scan 20-25 files. Kaspersky,etc. don't have this problem even on my netbook so its not the netbook.

Anyways anybody else ever got this problem ?

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

Well I just tried it lags on my netbook as well as my desktop which has 2.5gb of ram. So its the problem of avg I think. Also I am talking about real time scanning, its perfect when two or three files are there in a folder but takes a lot of time to scan 20-25 files. Kaspersky,etc. don't have this problem even on my netbook so its not the netbook.

Anyways anybody else ever got this problem ?


Boo-fucking-Hoo. 30-40 seconds? Not a big deal to me.

And by the way guys, my old PC with 512MB RAM ran AVG 8. (Slow as hell, but it ran it)
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

Well lol if you think 30-40 secs is less for even having a look at a text document quickly then...

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:44 PM

Also I am talking about real time scanning, its perfect when two or three files are there in a folder but takes a lot of time to scan 20-25 files


again you lost me with the realtime scanning thing.

do you CHOOSE to scan them, or you mean just when you open the folder its slow ?

if your desktop lags with it, either you have a terrible CPU , the hard drive is nearly full, or you got some spyware/virus. because, it runs FINE on all computers in my house ranging from 1.66 core 2 to 2GHz pentium 4...so im not sure what happened to you.

kaspersky is shit anyway lol. it blocked ITSELF from its own update feature. I mean come on...

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:18 AM

Well then what about ESET ?
Also I mean when you just open a folder,it lags but it doesn't on ESET,etc. Also my laptop hardrive is nearly full with just 4gigs left.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:58 PM

yer my laptop drive had like 600MB remaining yesterday
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til i cleaned up some shit, it slows it down a lot. i think the good way is to have minimum 15% free space at all times for optimal performance.

i never used ESET. only norton (until like 2002) then after that we had AVG free version the whole time. I suggest , go get Spybot Search&Destroy, set it up, update it, and run a full scan overnight see what it finds. It's likely there's something in your computer to make it this slow.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

I will try it and see what happens.Although I already am using Malwarebytes Anti-malware.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:36 PM

malwarebytes is good too. but it doesnt find it all.

here example this actually happened to me a few days ago. scan with malwarebytes, nothing. scan with spybot, it finds like 7 things...it's best to use different programs. not for antivirus though, just use ONE for that, having multiple antivirus' running at the one time can cause issues.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:50 AM

Nope it doesn't really work..

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