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Offline wizardo

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Avast free seems to kill my computers performance
« on: April 16, 2010, 10:02:17 AM »
I seem to have a fight going on between avast and email/internet ???

If I want to do stuff now I switch off avast. Seems pointless.

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Re: Avast free seems to kill my computers performance
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 10:22:28 AM »
I seem to have a fight going on between avast and email/internet ???

If I want to do stuff now I switch off avast. Seems pointless.

I am currently using Avast 5.0.507 and I must say that things have improved a lot but very often especially during a normal defrag or just crawling with the Microsoft utility to remove the malware slows down the system and not just because the process Avastu rises to 99% of CPU usage, for what it regards mail and internet I do not have problems at all

Maybe you should better specify what type of problem and when it presents itself because that is a bit too generic it!

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Re: Avast free seems to kill my computers performance
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 10:35:14 AM »
I seem to have a fight going on between avast and email/internet ???

If I want to do stuff now I switch off avast. Seems pointless.
that was not a very good description of your problem......

did you have any antivirus program before installing avast, what ?
have you removed it ?
have you run a removal tool for that program so all leftovers are gone ?
you can fiend it here  http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/

Offline wizardo

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Re: Avast free seems to kill my computers performance
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 11:07:35 AM »
Did have Avast Pro installed.  Used its uninstall.

Current free avast blocking access to mail servers, slowing programs hugely.

Offline AmazingIT

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Re: Avast free seems to kill my computers performance
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 11:58:30 AM »
I have No Problem With It yet, Is You Have any other anti-virus installed on your PC with Avast it may Slow down your PC or try to stop startup applications may slow down PC.