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 Have a buddy in the business, claims AVG 8 free is much faster than
anything else he has.

Any comments?

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tommy



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Tommy McClure wrote:

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Faster than .. what else does he have?

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Search these groups for articles with "AVG8" in the subject line. That
should tell you a lot about the product.

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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I think he's pulling my leg. He has been using AVG 7.5 free.



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Tommy McClure wrote:

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From what I've read, I'd guess so, too. Some of the postings were
complaining about how AVG8 has slowed their Windows to a crawl.

Tell him to get Avast .. or switch to an OS that doesn't need anti-virus
applications. (That would certainly improve the speed, eh?)

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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I tried Avast and thought it was extremely slow.  I went instead to NOD32
and AVG on my various machines.



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Tommy McClure wrote:
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I have AVG 8.0 running on XP MCE 2005 SP3.
It works fine.   I opted not to load the email scanner and the
linkscanner is disabled.
If you don't turn off the link scanner, when you open IE and do
something like a google, every link gets scanned and checked for
validity.  A nice feature but that takes time.  If you have a
horrendously fast PC and a great internet, then leave it enabled.

Other than that AVG works.   Both versions have been altered in the past
months to be a bit more sensitive to viruses, which is good, but, I've
had some old programs (old old) that are not considered virus.   You can
mark them as an exception, but it points out that both 7.5 and 8.0 are
more sensitive.

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says...

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I have good Comcast cable connection and beefy enough PC. The link
scanner slowed my surfing by 2/3. Made it into DSL :-)
I nuked that feature in a hurry.

MM

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Tommy McClure wrote:

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   I don't know about your buddy, but after installing AVG 8, my computer slowed

   down to a crawl.  It was using close to 100 per cent cpu, with no other
processes
    loaded.  I did not have this problem with AVG 7.5 and I am sorry I upgraded.

    Of course Grisoft is going to pull the plug on 7.5 in a few months anyways.

    What made me more frustrated was that using either the AVG uninstaller or
     Windows Add/Delete program software, I was getting errors preventing me
      from unloading the AVG 8.0.  I just took a hammer to it and stripped out
all
      file and registry references.   Programs like this are scary.  Now I have
to search
      for a new replacement for AVG.  I am running an 1.3 gig cpu with 500 meg
of
      ram and windows 2000.  Certainly enough horse power to handle a anti-virus

      program.



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On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 02:51:10 -0500 sherwindu wrote:

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Try Avast, <http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
--
Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
without distortion.

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sherwindu wrote:
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here are the processes for AVG 7.5 running on my box:
avgamsvr.exe       192k
avgcc.exe           1,320k
avgemc.exe           556k
avgupsvc.exe       528k
total                   ~ 2,500k

my comparable for Avast 4 free home version
ashDisp.               2,156k
ashMaiSv.exe     2,448k
ashServ.exe     28,300k
ashWebSv.exe 32,356k
aswUpdSv.exe       292k
total                   ~65,000k

Ernie's number's for same thing
<quote>
Check your settings.  I just installed avast
ashWebSv.exe  1,652k
ashDisp.exe       1,300k
ashMaiSv.exe    1,908k
ashServ.exe    11,516k
doesn't even come close to 45mb.<unquote>
total                    14,000k

I don't know why there was a difference in his numbers. I run W2K Pro dual
PIIs @500mhz 768mb ram. It is very slow. I am afraid to even try AVG 8 free.
My theory is that the new pcs all have about 2gb ram , 3ghz cpus and the
programmers have left folks with older systems behind. The commercial
security suites are even worse.

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tommy











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Tommy McClure wrote:
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Well, I don't think W2K is suited to dual processors, and it isn't
exactly happy running on PIIs either. PIIs were made for DOS/Windows
(and they had problems, which is why most everybody who had a PII
machine went to PIII as soon as soon as they were available.) PIIs lack
a number of features that modern CPUs include (starting with larger
command sets.) IMO that's the main reason Avast is using more RAM on
your machine: on a modern CPU a lot of stuff that Avast is doing on your
machine is done by the OS.

OTOH, it's true that modern programmers don't try to tweak their code
the way people did when 64K of RAM was all that was available. All
modern programs are much larger than they need to be, but with RAM and
HD space so cheap nowadays it's not worth the effort to make programs
smaller. Human labour is much more expensive than silicon.

HTH

--
wolf k.

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Wolf Kirchmeir wrote:
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Interesting theory. I think I agree with you.  I wonder if anybody else has
seen this. [ I haven't seen anybody else on this group post any process /
memory use info (except Ernie B.) , no details ] I wonder why AVG works out
so efficiently and streamlined compared to AVAST and V8/0 free?

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tommy



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 The popup I am getting is that AVG 7.5 Free will no longer be
supported as of the 25th June 2008. It sounds to me that if you have a
more or less up to date machine AVG 8.0 works fine but if, like my old
girl, it dates back to the era of P11 Pentium's and 320MB RAM then I
found, as others, have that it slowed things up quite noticeably. 7.5
worked(s) fine (reinstalled)  but will need to replace it very soon -
am looking toward NOD32, not free, I know but sounds a good one.

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On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:34:55 +0100, Reg M

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Despite what the pop up says the final date, still not definite
though, appears to be 31st December 2008.
http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?1,123812,backpage=,sv =

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