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Windows 7: AVG8 Free Uses 1GB Memory

05 Feb 2009   #1
zBobG

XP SP3 32bit, Vista HP 64bit, Seven Pro 64bit
 
 
AVG8 Free Uses 1GB Memory

When I run a scan with AVG 8 Free it uses 1GB (!) of memory. What is bad is that when the scan is done that 1GB of memory is not released. The memory is only released if I reboot the computer. This also happens with Vista 64bit.

This scan is either just an ordinary scan of the whole harddisk or a scan of just some of the folders. I think memory may also be consumed by AVG 8 even when scanning just a single folder but I'm not sure of that. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there some way to get AVG to release the memory short of rebooting? Has anyone else seen this behavior?

Using:
Seven 64bit (or Vista HP 64bit)
4Gb main memory
AVG 8 Free version


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05 Feb 2009   #2
jtoolman

 
 

I've had pretty good success with Avast. I also had lots of resource hogging with AVG free or paid for. I am running a Laptop and Very high end tower on window 7 Build 7000 beta. All is fine so far.
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05 Feb 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi zBobG,

Not sure AVG would normally do that. If there's something about your hardware/software configuration causing it to do that, switch to Avast, as jtoolman says.

Most of the regulars here use the free Home version of Avast and also on our Vista systems - it works very well. You need to register to get the free key and re-register every year - but that's no trouble.

Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition

Hope it helps

SIW2
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05 Feb 2009   #4
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zBobG View Post
When I run a scan with AVG 8 Free it uses 1GB (!) of memory. What is bad is that when the scan is done that 1GB of memory is not released. The memory is only released if I reboot the computer. This also happens with Vista 64bit.

This scan is either just an ordinary scan of the whole harddisk or a scan of just some of the folders. I think memory may also be consumed by AVG 8 even when scanning just a single folder but I'm not sure of that. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there some way to get AVG to release the memory short of rebooting? Has anyone else seen this behavior?

Using:
Seven 64bit (or Vista HP 64bit)
4Gb main memory
AVG 8 Free version
I think you have a problem. I am using AVG internet security 8.xxx (full version) and while I was on this forum I started a scan. It used 2Mb of memory, then the memory was released after I stopped it.
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05 Feb 2009   #5
zBobG

XP SP3 32bit, Vista HP 64bit, Seven Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I think you have a problem. I am using AVG internet security 8.xxx (full version)
Yes, I agree, I think it might be a problem with the AVG 8 Free version.

Anyone else have the AVG 8 Free version? Have you looked at your memory use before and after a scan?
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06 Feb 2009   #6
milosh

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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06 Feb 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try Avast, it's low on system resources and it's good.
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06 Feb 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have been using AVG Free version on both 32 & 64 bit machines with no problems. Each machine does a scan about midnight each night automatically. I have not seen any memory problems yet. Both machines are left turned-on 24/7 since install of Win7 build 7000.
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12 Feb 2009   #9
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

No probs with AVG 8 Security Suite for me . ( Win7 64bit )

Just tried a scan and AVG used 11mb and released it immediately i cancelled the scan.
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18 Feb 2009   #10
Win 7 x64

Win 7 x64 - 7048
 
 

AVG always been a hog. Avira, in my opinion is the best free av.
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