I agree with gorham...dump it!
I use Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials on several different computers. Though Avast does update daily you can set it to do so quietly without you even knowing it is updating and MSE is also quiet as a mouse.
If you do choose to go for the change make sure to install your choice to the desktop and do not install it till you have used the AVG Remover then install the new AV of your choice.
As you will see from my other post, I am considering trying Avast. If it really has all the benefits shown here :- http://www.filehippo...vast_antivirus/
then I will be more than happy.
I like the AVG Remover you mention, it looks good for a clean sweep. But as I just "may" revert back to AVG 2011, using their normal uninstaller should be fine as it does leave behind files and records that are utilised when AVG is reinstalled. They do no harm, are not active and comprise just records in the Registry etc. storing personal settings and details that AVG reactivates on a reinstallation. Saves reinventing the wheel.
Just a point. My OP concerns purely the inconvenience of a heavy and lengthy update. As a user of Sandboxie, just like those who use Returnil, the individual merits of AV programs are superfluous to requirements. I personally like to have one, but many do not. An AV does no harm, but neither does it do any good when using these virtual programs.
I have not had a single infection on my system in the many months of using Sandboxie.
Edited by John Bull, 18 May 2011 - 05:16 PM.