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Windows 7: AVG Internet Security 2014 has many fragmentated files,why?

17 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
AVG Internet Security 2014 has many fragmentated files,why?

I installed AVG Internet Security 2014 and it runs beautifuly, but his files are very fragmentated, and one in specefic(incavi.avm).I know i can't stop the fragmentation procces but i can reverse it, but this is not my question.I want to know why they are fragmenting.

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17 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

No one here recommends AVG since it bloated up years ago and never slimmed back down.

We recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast.

Once you get a decent performance AV installed, run CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs, then do a Boot Time defrag with full Disk Check using free Puran Defrag Download
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15 Jan 2014   #3

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
AVG

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No one here recommends AVG since it bloated up years ago and never slimmed back down.

We recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast.

Once you get a decent performance AV installed, run CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs, then do a Boot Time defrag with full Disk Check using free Puran Defrag Download

There's nothing wrong with AVG 2014, it's not bloated. You must not have tried it lately and it does a good job cleaning up and protecting your computer








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15 Jan 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Thanks for update. Will have to wait to see what our experts in Security and especially BSOD forums say about its protective value and problems it is found to cause.

The consensus here seems to be MSE after Avast dropped off in the recommendations posted due to it becoming bloated as AVG had done years earlier - which I assume is why it was never suggested here in the four years we grew to top tech forums.
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15 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Files become fragmented because of the way they are written to. The incavi.avm file contains the AVG virus definitions and will have major changes written every time there is a definition update. File fragmentation primarily effects performance when large files are accessed sequentially, which would hardly seem likely for the file in question.

Many files are locked for exclusive access so cannot be defragmented while Windows is running. Many defrag utilities will not by default defrag large files because of the time required and because it usually doesn't matter much anyway.

Based on the information provided I see no reason for concern.
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15 Jan 2014   #6

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
AVG

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thanks for update. Will have to wait to see what our experts in Security and especially BSOD forums say about its protective value and problems it is found to cause.

The consensus here seems to be MSE after Avast dropped off in the recommendations posted due to it becoming bloated as AVG had done years earlier - which I assume is why it was never suggested here in the four years we grew to top tech forums.

Here's a test of AV's , notice AVG Internet Security 2014 and MSE at bottom I used MSE for years and changed to AVG Premium 2014 (19.95) since it has a good protection for your personal banking and ID protection and Antivirus/Malware. Also AVG is lighter now, you don't know it's there.
Poor MSE is still ok, but AVG has become much better lately.

Test- AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Jul/Aug 2013







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16 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Now i have installed CCleaner and Defragler and now everything is fine now.
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