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Windows 7: AVG free & Chrome hammering my hard drive - solid green light 50mins!?

12 Jun 2015   #1
Bansaw

 
AVG free & Chrome hammering my hard drive - solid green light 50mins!?

I looked at what programs are hammering my hard drive and Chrome is accessing my HDD all the time. I've got about 5 tabs open but theres nothing really happening on the pages.

Also, AVG (vprot.exe, avgui.exe) are thumping my hard drive too.
I am seriously thinking of getting rid of AVG, its just a resource hog too often now.
Any light anti viruses you recommend?


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12 Jun 2015   #2
vn33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I noticed the same thing abut AVG, so I uninstalled it. Lots of members recommend Avast, but I myself just stick to the basic Microsoft offering (Essential/Defender ?), and also scan with Malwarebytes regularly.
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13 Jun 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

As Matthew 5:29-30 says: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee

Dump AVG and Chrome, switch to Security Essentials and IE or Firefox.
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13 Jun 2015   #4
Bansaw

 

I did remove AVG and install Essentials. Seems to be running much better. Thanks. However, I don't like FF or IE as much as Chrome. Chrome runs great and its my browser of choice, but sometimes it fails with flash video playback.
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14 Jun 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I've had way to many problems with Chrome to use it. There are other choices too:

Seamonkey
PaleMoon
WaterFox
Safari

I use Seamonkey as I like the browser/E-mail suite like in the Netscape days.
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14 Jun 2015   #6
Bansaw

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I've had way to many problems with Chrome to use it. There are other choices too:

Seamonkey
PaleMoon
WaterFox
Safari

I use Seamonkey as I like the browser/E-mail suite like in the Netscape days.
I installed Opera a few weeks ago. Can't say I'm too impressed with that though. I thought it would handle flash better. Chrome only annoys me in the flash area, apart from that its better than my previous browsers IE and FF.
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14 Jun 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I totally agree about getting rid of AVG, but Chrome never causes me any issues
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17 Jun 2015   #8
DiZZyAsaDucK

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

AVG and Norton, worst 2 programs for hogging processors, Get Avast, but only get the free Avast, its just a simple antivirus program, that can also keep your programs up to date, and detect unwanted plugins in chrome, or whatever browser you use.
I have used it for 13 years now, never had 1 problem with it.
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17 Jun 2015   #9
Bansaw

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiZZyAsaDucK View Post
AVG and Norton.
Thanks, I am using Microsoft Essentials now with Malwarebytes.
Btw, we have the same flags - UK and Durham City!
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