I used the AVG Remover you linked to, however when I checked IE and Chrome for addons the AVG Secure Search was still there. I Tried the uninstall.exe located in its folder but that simply didn't run, no entries atll showed up in task manager. Tried to delete the folder and couldn't. I ended up having to use HiJack This to get rid of it. The folder is now gone and no entries for it show up in IE or Chrome.
I also checked the power reqs on the link you put, they're suggesting at least 482 watts and I have a 620watt installed, so I think I'm safe there.
My apologies for not upgrading the RealTEK Driver. I wasn't 100% certain which driver you were advising as the information you gave isn't matching any of the download options.
"Update it from Realtek ; get the Windows 7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1568649), dated 2013/3/26. "
Windows 7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Driver 7.072 2013/5/22 849k UK1 CN US1 US2 US3 HK1
This one matches the name but not the SID nor the date
Windows 7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1581786)
7.072 2013/5/22 5931k UK1 CN US1 US2 US3 HK1
Name matches but not the SID or Date
Vista and WinServer 2008 Auto Installation Program (SID:1568647)
6.252 2013/3/28 5807k UK1 CN US1 US2 US3 HK1
This one matches the date but no SID and the name doesn't match.
Vista and WinServer 2008 Driver
6.252 2013/3/26 738k UK1 CN US1 US2 US3 HK1"
I'll be happy to update the driver, I just want to know which one. Or am I being just completely and utterly blind here??
I have SPECCY installed and running currently. No gaming or anything other than general web usage has occurred while the summary info was gathered and I have attached a screen shot of the summary page.
Hopefully it was just AVG causing the isue. I have to say though that I'm rather annoyed that it's caused so many issues. All these years I've used it with out any incident and suggesting it to friends and now it's turned into this bloatware thing. Meh.