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AVG8.0 is out and is hogging resources! What now?

post #1 of 14
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So, Ive been using avg 7.5 for a long time, now 8.0 came out and I dont like it... its big, fat and a hog!

Anybody know of a free, low-profile anti-virus solution these days?
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post #2 of 14
i like AVAST
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me also.
    
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i want 7.5 back i dislike 8.0
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Thirded.
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post #6 of 14
The new Norton and MacAfee here.
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post #7 of 14
I'm still on 7.5... If they make me upgrade then looks like I will have to jump ship.

Same thing happened to AdAware. Was great until the most recent version, now it just hogs resources.
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post #8 of 14
I don't use antivirus but I installed Avast on my families old Smepron computer and it works pretty good.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
I don't use antivirus but I installed Avast on my families old Smepron computer and it works pretty good.
are you using windows? AV is almost a necessity for it since even popups can have trojans.

i use NOD32. it uses up a lot less memory then symantec and auto updates itself.

edit: oops, didnt see you were running vista. you are a brave man. i salute you
    
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post #10 of 14
Quit you're AVG 8 crap, what are you guys smoking? I get 15MB less RAM useage and 1 less running process using AVG 8 compared to 7.5. AVG 8 is also FINALLY multithreaded so it scans faster than a chicken can run with it's head chopped off. Woot for 94% CPU useage during scanning and not 50%. The GUI is better, its more stable, and has better features. This is all in the free edition too.
     
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