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Tim923
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it
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AVG 7.5 Pro seems to want its users to use the Resident Shield and the
icon changes colors if turned off. I've usually avoided background
virus scanners because they slow the computer down. But computers
have gotten faster with more memory.

Any opinions on Resident Shield? Does it slow the computer down?
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VicTek
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Tim923" wrote in message

> AVG 7.5 Pro seems to want its users to use the Resident Shield and the
> icon changes colors if turned off. I've usually avoided background
> virus scanners because they slow the computer down. But computers
> have gotten faster with more memory.
>
> Any opinions on Resident Shield? Does it slow the computer down?

Well, it will use cpu cycles which may be apparent. In other words you may
notice some slowdown depending on how fast the computer is, but that's the
trade-off for real-time protection. Since you already have it installed why
not just try it and see?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"VicTek" rote:
>Well, it will use cpu cycles which may be apparent. In other words you may
>notice some slowdown depending on how fast the computer is, but that's the
>trade-off for real-time protection. Since you already have it installed why
>not just try it and see?

I was noticing slower computer activity, but I'm not sure if that was
it for sure. It seems that the latest update of AVG Pro is more picky
about resident shield being used. Several months ago I experimented
with resident shield, but it was slowing things up enough for me to
stop using it. I trust my surfing habits enough. But when I had a
friend use my computer, I would run it because I always came home to
spyware and malware that I had to remove.
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bneelakantan
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi,

If you want to go for a reliable freeware virus scanner, go for either
Antivir Personal Edition classic or Avast. AVG's detection rate is
always lesser than Antivir or Avast.

Thanks,
Balaji.

Tim923 wrote:
> "Potblak" wrote:
> >AVG is one of the least intrusive anti-virus programs.
> >Slowdown isn't apparent AFAIK.
> >I've been using it for over 5yrs.
>
> OK, let me experiment. It may have been another program slowing
> things up.
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Wilf
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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bneelakantan@covansys.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> If you want to go for a reliable freeware virus scanner, go for either
> Antivir Personal Edition classic or Avast. AVG's detection rate is
> always lesser than Antivir or Avast.
>
> Thanks,
> Balaji.
>
> Tim923 wrote:
>> "Potblak" wrote:
>>> AVG is one of the least intrusive anti-virus programs.
>>> Slowdown isn't apparent AFAIK.
>>> I've been using it for over 5yrs.
>> OK, let me experiment. It may have been another program slowing
>> things up.
>
Actually AVS (Active Virus Shield), a free offering from AOL which is a
basic version of Kaspersky Antivirus is a great option - small
footprint, excellent detection rate as you'd expect from Kaspersky.

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Wilf
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Wilf
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Wilf wrote:
> bneelakantan@covansys.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> If you want to go for a reliable freeware virus scanner, go for either
>> Antivir Personal Edition classic or Avast. AVG's detection rate is
>> always lesser than Antivir or Avast.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Balaji.
>>
>> Tim923 wrote:
>>> "Potblak" wrote:
>>>> AVG is one of the least intrusive anti-virus programs.
>>>> Slowdown isn't apparent AFAIK.
>>>> I've been using it for over 5yrs.
>>> OK, let me experiment. It may have been another program slowing
>>> things up.
> Actually AVS (Active Virus Shield), a free offering from AOL which is a
> basic version of Kaspersky Antivirus is a great option - small
> footprint, excellent detection rate as you'd expect from Kaspersky.
>
..... oh, just be sure to UN-TICK the option to install the optional
toolbar when installing AVS.

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Wilf
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Potblak
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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AVG is one of the least intrusive anti-virus programs.
Slowdown isn't apparent AFAIK.
I've been using it for over 5yrs.
"Tim923" wrote in message

> "VicTek" rote:
>>Well, it will use cpu cycles which may be apparent. In other words you
>>may
>>notice some slowdown depending on how fast the computer is, but that's the
>>trade-off for real-time protection. Since you already have it installed
>>why
>>not just try it and see?
>
> I was noticing slower computer activity, but I'm not sure if that was
> it for sure. It seems that the latest update of AVG Pro is more picky
> about resident shield being used. Several months ago I experimented
> with resident shield, but it was slowing things up enough for me to
> stop using it. I trust my surfing habits enough. But when I had a
> friend use my computer, I would run it because I always came home to
> spyware and malware that I had to remove.
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Tim923
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Potblak" wrote:
>AVG is one of the least intrusive anti-virus programs.
>Slowdown isn't apparent AFAIK.
>I've been using it for over 5yrs.

OK, let me experiment. It may have been another program slowing
things up.
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Shadow
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On 16 Nov 2006 07:43:54 -0800, bneelakantan@covansys.com wrote:

>Hi,
>
>If you want to go for a reliable freeware virus scanner, go for either
>Antivir Personal Edition classic or Avast. AVG's detection rate is
>always lesser than Antivir or Avast.
Antivirs updates are just too darn big for a dialup (up to 2MB
a day). Its what killed f-prot.
[]'s
>
>Thanks,
>Balaji.
>
>Tim923 wrote:
>> "Potblak" wrote:
>> >AVG is one of the least intrusive anti-virus programs.
>> >Slowdown isn't apparent AFAIK.
>> >I've been using it for over 5yrs.
>>
>> OK, let me experiment. It may have been another program slowing
>> things up.
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ZEUS_GB



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: AVG Resident Shield - should I use it [Login to view extended thread Info.]

By disabling the resident protection on your AV you're seriously putting the security of your PC at risk.
How do you expect the AV to detect a new virus before it does any damage?
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