Computer is slow since installing Mcafee AVG
Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:36 PM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:49 PM
From the log you have McAfee Antivirus.
Anti-virus programs add overheads to system demands because they scan files as and when they're accessed by other programs on the system. Lack of physical memory will cause the addition of even a basic anti-virus scanner to slow things down to a crawl. Best thing to do is add more memory.
What type of computer do you have, name and model number? We'll find you some memory that that computer should like.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 04:32 PM
McAfee, like Symantec, really bogs down a system, even one with a lot of memory and a fast processor. Were I you, I would uninstall McAfee completely then install AVG Free for anti-virus and Comodo for firewall.
Return McAfee to wherever you bought it.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:09 AM
I uninstalled Mcafee as the last poster advised and downloaded AVAST, unfortunately the problem remains, even when I turn all of the Avast providers off so if I understand it correctly there should be no scans running. The problem seems to be on Windows based programs like word, notepad etc. 1-2 minutes to open, my PC was a screamer until last week, whatever happened it appears the damage is done now. I also upgraded to SP2 last week, could that be causing the slowness? This really has me ticked off because if the cure (AV software) is worse than the disease (MALWARE) what good is it.
Any advise on how to give Office programs more resources?
Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:23 AM
I suggest that you remove sp-2 in your control panel > Add/Remove Programs. If that solves the speed problem leave the computer as is (download antivirus, that's essential. My choice is Avast) and wait for another time, when you format the computer, to install sp-2. It should be installed immediately after the installation of XP.
If you still want to have sp-2 then un-install and re-install it. Before re-installation please do the following:
1: Perform disk cleanup (preferably with CCleaner) and run defragmantation.
2: Run a thorough scan with antimalware programs like Avast, AVG Antispyware (free) and Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4 (don't use the 1.5 version.
3: Disconnect from the internet and disable your antivirus and other antimalware programs, if you have any.
4: Install sp-2
Posted 02 January 2008 - 01:37 PM
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