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Offline prr

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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008, 04:34:41 AM »
Uninstalling AVG entirely didn't change anything. I'm still noticing the same delays. I'm wondering if this can be changed at all, as I really do like everything else about Avast....

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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 02:21:42 PM »
Don't give up on Avast! the guru's here will get things worked out for ya!  :)

Funny thing, I'm running a older O/S and a slower processor and after I 'abandoned' AVG a few months back things got faster...  Go figure!

Do you have any anti-spy software installed and if so, when was the last time you did a thorough scan...  Could be something nasty lurking on your system...  :(

As for the AVG Forum, you comments are correct but additional comment; heaven forbid you get 'rdsok' answering your question... :(
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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 02:23:51 PM »
Uninstalling AVG entirely didn't change anything. I'm still noticing the same delays. I'm wondering if this can be changed at all, as I really do like everything else about Avast....
Without further info it will be difficult to follow what is causing the delays... ::)
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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2008, 04:04:27 PM »
Uninstalling AVG entirely didn't change anything. I'm still noticing the same delays. I'm wondering if this can be changed at all, as I really do like everything else about Avast....
Without further info it will be difficult to follow what is causing the delays... ::)

Fair enough, but what info do you want me to provide? HJT log?

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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2008, 09:15:45 PM »
- Do you use a firewall? Which one?
- Did you use AVG uninstall tool to complete removing it?
- Any other security programs that could interfere?
- Any other program running in background that could slow the computer?
- Is there any useful information into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Events, specially 'Errors'?
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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2008, 09:37:41 PM »
I use the Windows Firewall. I did uninstall with the avg remover. I don't have any other security programs running in the background, nor do I know of anything that might be causing this. The event viewer has a lot of errors logged, but I have no idea on how to interpret any of them.

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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2008, 09:40:46 PM »
Let's start with AVG Remover here: http://www.grisoft.com/ww.download-tools
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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2008, 01:33:20 PM »
Let's start with AVG Remover here: http://www.grisoft.com/ww.download-tools

As I said before I used the avg uninstaller.

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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2008, 03:56:31 AM »
As I said before I used the avg uninstaller.
Sorry, missed that... Sorry also because I can't guess a cause to the slowness...
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Re: Programs start noticeably slower with Avast
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2008, 04:01:06 AM »
As I said before I used the avg uninstaller.
Sorry, missed that... Sorry also because I can't guess a cause to the slowness...
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