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Need Help......AVG Anti-Virus Questions

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Onceabum, Jul 31, 2008.

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  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    We used to have Norton Anti-Virus. We changed to AVG because many of you shooters talked about how great it was and how bad Norton was. We have been clean with AVG but can't get used to the three to five hour DAILY scan. When I get on the computer during the scan I know it is going to work really slow.

    When we had Norton it scanned once a week for about an hour or so and also did daily updates. Never any problems with viruses.

    Is the daily and such a lengthy scan necessary with AVG? I notice there is an auto scan and a fast scan. What would be the differences? Any advice? If so, plain language, please.

    Thanks for your help,

    Booger
     
  2. Ahab

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    If AVG is taking 3 to 5 hours....you either have a very slow computer ... or ... your puter is loaded with a ton of cookies and temporary files. Possibly both.

    In your browser, click on TOOLS then OPTIONS and under the General tab under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Files and when that is finished, click on Delete Cookies.

    If it is still slow...you have a slow puter and best to change the Scan Schedule to a time that you normally won;t be using it.
     
  3. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

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    Both my wife and I have AVG 8.0 installed on our computers, and a full scan (in fast mode) takes about 1 1/2 hours. Maybe you haven't configured it correctly? Follow Ahab's direction as well......you DON"T need all the crap that gets stored from browsing. HTH!
     
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    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Booger, check yer PMs. Hap
     
  5. CharlesK80

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    I do the full scan, slow mode, nightly, as the last thing. I use the slow mode because it may pick up something the other modes miss.

    In the additional terms of the scan I check the box to turn the computer off when the scan is finished. Then close the top of the portable.

    I have the AVG 8 version...free.
     
  6. bobdog

    bobdog Active Member

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    Change the scan schedule to run at midnight and leave your machine running at night. Why watch paint dry?
     
  7. Onceabum

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    Thanks for your help. One more question - I turn off my computer at night. Is it better to let it run or turn it off?

    Booger
     
  8. SR1

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    I am trying AVG out for 30 days and so far it is the best I have ever used.
     
  9. bobdog

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    30 days meaning you got the trial version? If so, you can get the free version at http://free.grisoft.com. It's free for home use.

    The argument about leaving a machine on versus turning it off goes back to the first PC's, and you can argue it to death. Today most folks leave their machines running overnight so Microsoft can install updates and AVG can update and scan. Because MS updates sometimes reboot your machine, don't leave programs open when you finish for the day.

    Now, if only I could figure out what shot size, choke and lens color to use tomorrow...
     
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