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AVG now bad?


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bamakodaker

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Hello,

I ignored way too long. I knew AVG was slow but I just read the report - it takes over 5 hours to scan my computer!! I looked at Geeks Antivirus recommendations and see Avast! is your top rated program.

(1) Is Avast! compatible with Win XP in my little HP Pavilion a1400e?

(2) If I understand all this - I go Start > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > select AVG Free 8.0
WAIT - if I'm set to use this all the time and it does a daily scan, why does it say last time used (3) was over 3 months ago??

(4) The icon on my bottom tray shows AVG Anti-Virus Free - could I have more than one AVG program even though only one shows in Add/Remove Programs?

(5) After this is all settled I just go download Avast! and follow directions, any pointers there?

Much thanks for the time and suggestions!
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Neil Jones

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If AVG takes 5 hours its likely everything else would take 5 hours. Nothing too untoward against AVG, its good for what it is.

1) Yes.
2) The figure is when the program linked to was last used - when you opened it up. A daily scan doesn't count.
3) Somebody ran off with question 3 I think.
4) No. One Anti-virus only at all times.
5) If you want to use Avast, you can use Avast, providing you don't run it and AVG at the same time.
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Are these the same type programs - Ad-Aware and Avast? Meaning one needs to be shut down or removed?

Much thanks, 

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