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Windows 7: slow and thrashing


23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Premium
 
 
slow and thrashing

After doing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, my desktop became very slow and noisy. The hard drive seemed to be always thrashing, and windows explorer lagged. After reading the many similar posts, and trying all the fixes, what finally worked for me was uninstalling AVG 9 Free. I am thrilled with the results on my less than optimal computer. It is fast and quiet since uninstalling AVG. No errors in event log.
Thanks for all the suggestions.


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23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You may want to even do a clean install, if it's no hassle, to make sure that all the AVG files are gone for good. I had to do that after another program caused BSODs, even after uninstalling it, it had messed up the registry so that it would crash on resuming from sleep occasionally.
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23 Oct 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marym View Post
After doing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, my desktop became very slow and noisy. The hard drive seemed to be always thrashing, and windows explorer lagged. After reading the many similar posts, and trying all the fixes, what finally worked for me was uninstalling AVG 9 Free. I am thrilled with the results on my less than optimal computer. It is fast and quiet since uninstalling AVG. No errors in event log.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Mary

Hi and welcome to sevenforums

Im glad you figured it out. you are going to like win 7

ken
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marym View Post
After doing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, my desktop became very slow and noisy. The hard drive seemed to be always thrashing, and windows explorer lagged. After reading the many similar posts, and trying all the fixes, what finally worked for me was uninstalling AVG 9 Free. I am thrilled with the results on my less than optimal computer. It is fast and quiet since uninstalling AVG. No errors in event log.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
It's no surprize as AVG has also been causing memory leak problems for many. As usual, anti virus programs causing more problems than the programs they are trying to stop.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

there is an AVG Remover Tool:
AVG Antivirus and Security Software - Tools download
it found pieces left over from my uninstall. Thanks Zen00 for the heads up.
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