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Windows 7: AVG Processor Usage

03 May 2009   #1
Hammerhead786

 
 
AVG Processor Usage

Installed AVG Free Edition on a clean install of build 7100 64 bit version. Noticed that the machine started running slow and found that the cpu utilisation was at 100%. The cause of this was the AVG resident shield service. I have uninstalled AVG and installed Avast Home Edition. I would like to start using AVG again, but not if it is going to do this all the time. Anyone else come across this?


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03 May 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

dunno whats with urs, but mines fine, im on AVG free and its not using heaps of CPU.
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03 May 2009   #3
Hammerhead786

 
 

I have downloaded the latest AVG Free Edition 8.5 again and installed it. Seems to be behaving itself now....how strange.
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03 May 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

hahha, maybe something happened with the installer?
who knows :S

Well its good to hear you got it running, thats the main thing, since then, i upgraded to AVG Internet Security, i was running free before, still, its behaving itself for me

Enzo.
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03 May 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It's the "LinkScanner" in AVG that's slowing you down. I think you'll find it in 'services' so you can disable it, or you can uninstall that particular feature.
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04 May 2009   #6
Hammerhead786

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
It's the "LinkScanner" in AVG that's slowing you down. I think you'll find it in 'services' so you can disable it, or you can uninstall that particular feature.
I normally uninstall that. Thinking about it though, on the previous install I accidently did a typical rather than custom install.
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05 Sep 2009   #7
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Resident Shield was an issue for me too, so I just turned it off, will try reinstalling now see if it helps.
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08 Sep 2009   #8
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hammerhead786 View Post
Installed AVG Free Edition on a clean install of build 7100 64 bit version. Noticed that the machine started running slow and found that the cpu utilisation was at 100%. The cause of this was the AVG resident shield service. I have uninstalled AVG and installed Avast Home Edition. I would like to start using AVG again, but not if it is going to do this all the time. Anyone else come across this?
ummm strange, avg uses the least resourses for anti viruses in my experience with it
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08 Sep 2009   #9
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hammerhead786 View Post
Installed AVG Free Edition on a clean install of build 7100 64 bit version. Noticed that the machine started running slow and found that the cpu utilisation was at 100%. The cause of this was the AVG resident shield service. I have uninstalled AVG and installed Avast Home Edition. I would like to start using AVG again, but not if it is going to do this all the time. Anyone else come across this?
ummm strange, avg uses the least resourses for anti viruses in my experience with it
Yep NOD32 and AVG are both really good at resources... Maybe reinstall? I used AVG free for about 2 years, never had a problem with it.
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