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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Hauptmann6, Oct 15, 2006.
I already run AVG and it causes lots of problems and a massive slowdown.
Could you provide more details? Windows doesn't have an antivirus solution built in.
Unless you're talking about Microsofts Antivirus software, which I think is called Microsoft Defender....
You can try uninstalling it from your Add/Remove programs menu.
All AV programs sow thing a bit when unning.When scanning it can slow things a lot.When not scanning it shouldn't be very much at all.In AVG open the AVG Control Center,click AVG Resident Shield,click Properties,uncheck Turn on AVG Resident Shield Protection.You can also go in to the AVG Scheduler and edit it so it doesn't automatically scan and doesn't automatically check for updates.If just having AVG running is slowing things so much you may have problems elsewhere.The temp files or the registry maybe.How much memory does your PC have?
It's the MS security center.
I killed it.
MS currently does NOT have any AV software. MS Defender is an anti-Spyware product. Very different but both types of product are necessary.
Besides an annoying blinking icon (which is easy to disable) it barely uses any resources, certainly not enough to cause a "massive slowdown".
Thats what I was thinking...
I was thinking he must have Windows Denfender or MS One Care.These seem heavier than most.
That was it. And for some reason it was hitting the ram fairly hard. SP2 really slowed my computer down.
My Pentium 4 PC had SP1 and it was missing some things from the system.It wasn't running 100%.Installing SP2 straightened it out.Now my mother has an old Pentium III PC that she refuses to replace while it's still working.It's only 733Mhz with 256MB of RAM.I upgraded it to Windows XP but only with SP1.It's surprisingly fast.It's an Intel motherboard that both Intel and Microsoft claim is not supported by Windows XP.I found by reverting the BIOS to an older version that Windows XP would run fine on it.The newer BIOS's had some power on/off problems with XP.I figured SP2 would be too heavy for her old PC.If you remove SP2 make sure that you can remove all of the updates since installing SP2 as they won't work well when going back to SP1.