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Windows 7: Is Avast! Antivirus Known To Effect PC Performance?

05 Feb 2015   #11
BlackHawk1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

IME each of us has a different "stew" so to speak and Avast may run just fine on other users computers, but perhaps not yours for some reason. I have seen this situation with my favorite antivirus Kaspersky. On some computers it's just fine and on others it clearly caused performance issues. For those people I have had them try Avira (paid version) and it didn't have as much of a negative effect on performance as Kaspersky did on their computers. You could give Avira a try. I suggest doing a good clean uninstall of whatever antivirus you want to remove via one of their clean up (uninstall) tools after a uninstall via Control Panel. Revo uninstaller is also a good uninstaller for these situations IMO.


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07 Feb 2015   #12
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlackHawk1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I have paid-for Avast AntiVirus Pro, and there are lots of stuff that I disabled: Sandbox, Safe Zone, Software Updater, Browser Cleanup, Grime Fighter, SecureVPN, Access Anywhere, Remote Assistance just to name the few. Many security programs come with configuration/settings controls -- rather than accepting etal en toto, it's up to us to disable what is not needed or wanted.
My question would be then why use the paid for Avast version? It appears to me you have essentially demoted Avast to the options of the free version.
I also was in a hurry posting the above. I use some of the stuff above from time to time - on demand basis.
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08 Feb 2015   #13
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Tamzin, did you get your Avast question answered? I left a laundry list of things you can live without. Did you disable one or more of such things, and did the overall performance get better?
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12 Feb 2015   #14
Skittler1987

Windows 8
 
 

I noticed he said Avast was lagging boot-up time and not his overall browsing experience. All antiviruses tend to cause a delay on startup. After it loads up and you have no problems then I wouldn't worry. Avast does the same for me during a reboot. It's fast after that.
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06 Oct 2015   #15
MonkeyFox

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Newbie Thanks Jacee

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this info Jacee. My computer had almost ground to a halt it was going so slowly! (Crikey! I had to go through some hoops to say thank you! heehee) Just in case anyone's interested here's the MASSIVE report post following your advice, {No wonder it was slow! }:-

# AdwCleaner v5.010 - Logfile created 06/10/2015 at 06:39:16
# Updated 04/10/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-10-05.3 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Username : Monkey - MONKEYBOX
# Running from : C:\Users\Monkey\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Cleaning
# Support : Forum - ToolsLib

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Folders ] *****

[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\BonanzaDeals
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\BonanzaDealsLive
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPC Backup
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\wse_astromenda
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\WInterEnhance
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\AVG Secure Search
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\AVG Security Toolbar
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\BonanzaDealsLive
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WInterEnhance
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Monkey\AppData\Roaming\Astromenda
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Monkey\AppData\Roaming\wse_astromenda

***** [ Files ] *****

[-] File Deleted : C:\END
[-] File Deleted : C:\Users\Monkey\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_pfkfdlcdbajamklbneflfbcmfgddmpae_0.localstorage
[-] File Deleted : C:\Windows\SysNative\roboot64.exe

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***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****

[-] Task Deleted : BonanzaDealsLiveUpdateTaskMachineCore
[-] Task Deleted : BonanzaDealsLiveUpdateTaskMachineUA
[-] Task Deleted : BonanzaDealsUpdate
[-] Task Deleted : WSE_Astromenda

***** [ Registry ] *****

[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\DOMSTORAGE\superfish.com
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.superfish.com
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\superfish.com
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\www.superfish.com
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\BonanzaDealsLive.exe
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLive.OneClickCtrl.9
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLive.OneClickProcessLauncherMachine
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLive.OneClickProcessLauncherMachine.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLive.Update3WebControl.3
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CoCreateAsync
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CoCreateAsync.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CoreClass
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CoreClass.1
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CoreMachineClass
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CoreMachineClass.1
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CredentialDialogMachine
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.CredentialDialogMachine.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.OnDemandCOMClassMachine
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.OnDemandCOMClassMachine.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.OnDemandCOMClassMachineFallback
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.OnDemandCOMClassMachineFallback.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.OnDemandCOMClassSvc
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.OnDemandCOMClassSvc.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.ProcessLauncher
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.ProcessLauncher.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3COMClassService
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3COMClassService.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3WebMachine
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3WebMachine.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3WebMachineFallback
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3WebMachineFallback.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3WebSvc
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\BonanzaDealsLiveUpdate.Update3WebSvc.1.0
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.protectorbho
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.protectorbho.1
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\S
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi.1
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\BonanzaDealsLive.exe
[-] Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [mobilegeni daemon]
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@avg.com/AVG SiteSafety plugin,version=11.0.0.1,application/x-avg-sitesafety-plugin
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@tools.bdupdater.com/BonanzaDealsLive Update;version=3
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@tools.bdupdater.com/BonanzaDealsLive Update;version=9
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\avgsh
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9EA8702C-EEDB-4731-BE68-E9A167DD3597}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{D34F391D-4CB7-467F-A543-F583857C63B0}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9CB2CD61-FFA0-406C-9D2D-8FDE6F4A4D8A}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{118E1BF6-6279-432F-A285-373A77B90C7A}
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[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B71934E5-6B93-448D-9D32-CBAA5150C5D8}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C4BEF720-313C-420A-ACF6-77DD95D8F553}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D34F391D-4CB7-467F-A543-F583857C63B0}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E970727E-0508-4BEB-8B72-BBA9D0D047C7}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBF1F869-D2F0-4D31-A877-386C853A9C3D}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F3CF4912-CF0A-451B-AF3B-C4F216C715E4}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F904AC50-215C-42AB-A532-77E9FDBA9B19}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{459DD0F7-0D55-D3DC-67BC-E6BE37E9D762}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C401D2CE-DC27-45C7-BC0C-8E6EA7F085D6}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C2AC8A0E-E48E-484B-A71C-C7A937FAAB94}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FE063412-BEA4-4D76-8ED3-183BE6220D17}
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{29494049-211F-4F5C-8545-7DA8BF7A6CF8}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{C4BEF720-313C-420A-ACF6-77DD95D8F553}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{29494049-211F-4F5C-8545-7DA8BF7A6CF8}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{33BAF587-9647-4281-A34F-F4830CDC1B9F}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{C4BEF720-313C-420A-ACF6-77DD95D8F553}
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C401D2CE-DC27-45C7-BC0C-8E6EA7F085D6}
[-] Key Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2E00D31D-D171-423D-836D-1A4D7EA7F1A9}
[-] Key Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2E00D31D-D171-423D-836D-1A4D7EA7F1A9}
[-] Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key Deleted : HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Avg Secure Update
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\BonanzaDealsLive
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\BRS
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\InstallCore
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\WSE_Astromenda
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\WInterEnhance
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\WajIEnhance
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Avg Secure Update
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\BonanzaDeals
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\BonanzaDealsLive
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\InstallCore
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\systweak
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\WInterEnhance
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Avg Secure Update
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Bonanza Deals
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WSE_Astromenda
[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WInterEnhance
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\BonanzaDealsLive
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\BRS
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\InstallCore
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\WSE_Astromenda
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\WInterEnhance
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\WajIEnhance
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\Avg Secure Update
[-] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
[!] Key Not Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
[!] Key Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
[!] Key Not Deleted : HKU\S-1-5-21-610751648-1757039549-2554087534-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
[!] Key Not Deleted : HKU\S-1-5-21-610751648-1757039549-2554087534-1002\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\Monkey\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences] [Startup_URLs] Deleted : hxxp://astromenda.com/?f=7&a=ast_wnzp01_14_43_ie&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzuzzyE0AyC0Czz0Dzz0CyEyB0AtB0BtAtDtN0D0Tzu0StCtDtByCtN1L 2XzutAtFyDtFtCtFyEtN1L1CzutCyEtBzytDyD1V1TtN1L1G1B1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2StAyB0CtAtC0Ezy0EtGtAyBtC0AtGzytB0CyC tGzz0DyDyEtGtDzy0C0BtAyDyEyE0EyD0AyE2QtN1M1F1B2Z1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2SyEyCtA0EtByB0DyDtG0B0A0DtCtGyEyEyByBtG zy0F0ByCtGzy0CzytDyDtD0C0A0EyD0AyE2Q&cr=1506592282&ir=
[-] [C:\Users\Monkey\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences] [Extension] Deleted : pfkfdlcdbajamklbneflfbcmfgddmpae

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:: Winsock settings cleared

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [12530 bytes] ##########
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