Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-01-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 136
Default Antivirus vs. my slow as sh*t computer!

I remeber the good old days when I clicked on my Outlook Express and my emails popped up in a jiffy or when internet pages loaded in an instant.

I eliminated a bunch of programs that were going unused to free some of the clutter.I run the CCleaner fairly regular.

Is the McAfee junk I have doing it?When I bog down and check the task manager I see all of theses McAfee programs taking up a lot of memory and processor energy.I've had McAfee for several years.

Are these McAfee programs just getting more and more ponderous? I'm on a 7 year old Dell laptop with 512 RAM ,could the antivirus be slowing everything?
__________________

Juan handed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: Antivirus vs. my slow as sh*t computer!

From personal experience all the 'big' name AV software out there bogs down your computer and use too many resources to run.

I use avast!. Its free and doesn't take over your computer. You could also try AVG.

There's some here that don't use AV software at all.
__________________

__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
jmacavali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: Antivirus vs. my slow as sh*t computer!

My antivirus: Being smart about browsing/downloading. I haven't run any in over 5 years (and when I did, it was AVG). They aren't worth the resources they use up.
__________________
****************************************
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
****************************************
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #4
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 136
Default Re: Antivirus vs. my slow as sh*t computer!

OK,so I will probably go with Avast.

I'm pretty dopey...keep this in mind.What tips can you give me to manage the Avast program?

I have been using McAfee for a few years,so basically it has handled that part of my life,but the by-product has been a ponderous-sized program always running on my rig.

I just need some advice on what I should bee doing on a weekly basis...I surf around a lot.


Also,I am buying a laptop,2 actually,for myself and for my friend's kid,as you can see here http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=89650

I will install the anti-virus on both of them,any tips for managing the viruses on his computer? (his parents have zero computer knowledge).
Juan handed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0