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Computer Running Slower After Installing avast!


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mpinsky

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I recently installed avast! anti-virus on my computer and it seems to be running slower now. Is this normal?

Also, when I restarted my computer, I got a message saying that it was ending the program font capture.exe. Is this program supposed to be running outside of Adobe programs? (Has been a bit of a worrywart these past few days...)

Thank you. :)

Edited by mpinsky, 01 February 2009 - 08:32 PM.

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I recently installed avast! anti-virus on my computer and it seems to be running slower now. Is this normal?

When you install an anti-virus program, it will be slower because there is more running than before, so yes it's normal

Edited by stupidhomer, 02 February 2009 - 04:08 PM.

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before installing Avast, do you use other Anti-Virus softwares? is it also slow?
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before installing Avast, do you use other Anti-Virus softwares? is it also slow?

Unless the anti-virus is really light, then most anti-virus software will always make a computer slower, i've tried kaspersky and mcafee, both made my system much slower, so i installed avast, so yes, it is slower when you install an anti-virus program, but still, i found avast to be lighter than kaspersky and mcafee, haven't tried many other anti-viruses to tell you anything else.
EDIT: I've tried avira too, it was pretty light, but i just stay with avast because it comes with full protection for free.

Edited by stupidhomer, 05 February 2009 - 12:59 PM.

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Computer in good condition shouldn't be slowed down by using AV program, unless you're trying to run Vista on 512MB of RAM, or XP on 128MB of RAM.
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Broni's post is correct

and also i might ask...

is only one AV running at a time with on-access ???

on-demond multipul AV's can be installed...

Edited by Anthony19, 06 February 2009 - 03:00 AM.

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Mpinsky,

Is it only slower during certain actions, or is it slower all the time? What other protection programs do you have running - any anti-spyware programs, firewalls, etc.?
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on-demond multipul AV's can be installed...

This is also not recommended, because given AV may be not active, but it still may load some services at the startup.
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Granted, my computer's getting old, but it's not that old (about four to five years now--should be switching to a Mac after this semester).

I am using Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, avast!, Spyware Guard, and Spyware Blaster (I stopped using Ad-Adware because it was really bloaty and made my computer run super slow, especially with this new anniversary edition they came out with). If it means anything, the school has a firewall (though I am not sure what kind) and uses Cisco Clean Access Agent. I use no other anti-virus programs.

Start up and shut down times is what is being affected, for the most part. It's not super slow, but it's not as fast as I've seen it go either.

Thank you.

P.S. Sorry for the late reply. Haven't checked on this forum recently. Apparently, I can't subscribe to topics and get them through e-mail. =/

Edited by mpinsky, 11 February 2009 - 09:35 AM.

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