PC slow after AVG downloaded

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NannyBrook - Jan 8, 2011 at 09:18 AM
Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Jan 10, 2011 at 04:16 PM
Hello,
Pls hlp, I have had to re-install Windows XP media series - it worked well until I downloaded AVG antivirus and then it became very slow. Obviously I need antivirus -is there one I can use which will not slow my PC so much? I have used McAffee in the past.
With thanks-NannyBrook

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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,257
Jan 9, 2011 at 05:14 AM
Dear Nanny,

Among the top of the line avtivirus application, AVG is the lightest.

The slowdown you are experiencing is due to disk fragmentation after all those installations you performed.

To speed-up your machine, I suggest you do the two following procedures:

1. Stop useless applications from running in the background from boot time. Download and run this simple tool, follow the instructions:

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/

2. Defragment your hard disk

You can use this tool which is quite efficient:

https://ccm.net/download/download-1454-defraggler

You see a world of difference in the speed.

Cherio and God save the Queen
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Ambucius thank you for your help once again. My PC is getting better every day :-)
Merci, et Bonne Annee 2011 (?)
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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,257
Jan 10, 2011 at 04:16 PM
You are totally welcome, it was a pleasure. Start a trend and help someone else... with anything
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