AVG Free 2011 causing computer to run extremely slowly
Posted on 2010-11-26
I've been getting a whole wack of computers to start running AVG Free 2011.
On some of the older and poorly maintained machines when you install AVG - it takes a computer that is irritatingly slow and it makes it almost unusable.
After disk defragments, malware scans, virus scans, disk cleanup - the AVG is installed but the computer is still running much much slower than it would be if it didn't have AVG installed.
I have stripped AVG so that its running as lean as possible.
My questions are is there anything else I can do to speed up this computer or the better questions is whether or not another trusted anti-virus exists that doesn't slow down slower computers as much as AVG does.
The computer is running windows XP and has an Intel Celeron processor. I think it could benefit from more RAM but imho i think the processor can't handle AVG for some reason.
thanks as always.