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valart
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Registered: 09-10-2007

Slow Startup

I downloaded AVG virus program and the next time I booted up my computer it took 15mins before I could work on my PC.so I had to uninstall it from  my computer is 7 years old I just wondered if it is because it is old.
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scootie
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Re: Slow Startup

most likely due to pc spec's. but surrpised avg caused it slow down.
do you use ccleaner to clean your registry up?
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Re: Slow Startup

Was it set to scan at boot
valart
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Re: Slow Startup

Yes it set to start up at boot should I then take the ticks out of the relevent boxes and have it scanned when I want to.
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Re: Slow Startup

Best thing is to set up a scheduled scan at some time after boot - I am not familiar with AVG so I am not sure how controllable it is
pierre_pierre
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Re: Slow Startup

you can set how often, daily or every other day or weekly and at what time you want, my slow old lap top takes  four hours to do a full scan, so do that on Sat Lunchtime
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Re: Slow Startup

The slow start up after installing AVG (MAY) be due to AVG running a " scan at startup"....
you should have a look at the settings, to ensure you have a time in the middle of the day, for "automatic scan"  Schedule....
A full scan can take about 2 hours if you have a lot of stuff on the Hdd.....
hth  Wink
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Re: Slow Startup

And there may be an option to run a scan at startup if it's been missed previously.  Undecided
pierre_pierre
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Re: Slow Startup

well some people are slow readers, or is it open brain before mouth and moving finger, even pirates should do that Tongue Tongue Tongue
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Re: Slow Startup

OR............ How many "bright sparks" do you need, before you can see the lightHuhHuhRoll eyes  Cheesy