Thread: Avast and AVG antivirus
August 17th, 2006, 02:38 PM #1
Avast and AVG antivirus
I figure I'll kill two birds with one stone (or post )
Is anyone else finding that Avast is slowing down their system lately? Since they went to version 4.7?
And an AVG question. Does the free version automatically download signature updates? I can't find a reference anywhere that explicity says that. It's a little irritating to have to manually update it every time I startup the computer.
August 17th, 2006, 02:57 PM #2
i havent noticed anything yet, but i also dont have it on a slower computer so maybe i just dont see it because i havent been gaming lately. & about AVG, not sure, sorry
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August 17th, 2006, 03:04 PM #3
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Whenever my friend Boots up his computer, he is anoyed by the AVG automatic updates. So yes, AVG has automatic updates.
August 17th, 2006, 03:46 PM #4
Eh, I don't really mind the AVG updates everytime I boot my system up, because they really aren't anything much... My system takes a minute or two to load the desktop completely, so AVG does its thing the same time I'm waiting anyways. AVG doesn't bother me, I only see try to update when I get into my desktop, and I don't turn my computer off very much. o.oMac Mini—2Ghz—2GB RAM—Snow Leopard
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August 17th, 2006, 04:20 PM #5
I've used Avast before with no problems... But not 4.7.
I use AVG right now though, and set it to auto update every morning at 2:00am.
I forgot how I did it, it's somewhere in the schedules.
(i'm not at home right now.)
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August 17th, 2006, 04:30 PM #6
Yeah, AVG has "auto" updates... mine updates at around 3 am ... , but my PC stays on 24/7 so i don't notice anything ... it actually does a great job also...
August 17th, 2006, 04:30 PM #7
Is there a log to check if it's updated?
I'm was running Avast on a P4 2.4 with 512MB running WinXP. I don't class that as slow or low-end for something like Avast.
My wife's PC has the same problem. She has the Outlook email module running as well and that sometimes kills her PC when it's scanning. Her PC is a Cel 2.4 with 512MB.
What are your opinions on Kaspersky AV and Bitdefender AV?
August 18th, 2006, 06:25 AM #8
AVG is working perfectly on my computer and never had any problems. It is updating automatically but i configured it not to scan the computer, i like to do it manually. I find AVG more user friendly than Avast or AntiVir but they all work great
August 18th, 2006, 06:31 AM #9
Im using avast since i got hacked and found an assload of virus/adware.I had to remove half of it myself.
Avast got 3 times more then avg...Ive always love avg so much to .
And yes i have notced that avast is taking up about 4% of cpu usage as where avg used less than 1%.
Oh well. It is moms celeron.
August 18th, 2006, 06:33 AM #10Originally Posted by SeanC
I gave Kaspersky's demo a try a year or so ago and I think it works a little too good. It removed my Bionic (dc project) as a trojan, and didn't like eDonkey all that well either.Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?
August 18th, 2006, 06:34 AM #11
August 18th, 2006, 11:32 PM #12
I just tried out Kaspersky today... I agree it works too well. I couldn't connect to the Internet at all!
That's one way to prevent getting infections from the Internet.
August 19th, 2006, 12:01 AM #13
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Avast is working fine over here, I haven't noticed any slow downs.
Though I do only have the Network, Standard, and Web Shield running ever. All the other scanners are unneeded IMHO."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
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