Processes Making System Irratic

candlerFebruary 21, 2011

DellDimensionDesktop/2003/XP/IE7/1.2GBram/AVG. My mouse is sporadically slowing and starting. Task Manager shows it happens when AVG processes are running. Sometimes it's mixed in with Explorer. I've run AVG for years. Within the past six months or so it interfers as often as not. Could it have something to do with my system's old hard drive/low ram/or whatever, or is there just more stuff out there for AVG to watch for? Whatever is going on has become quite irritating. Thanks, Gene

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So if you feel AVG is giving you a hard time why not try Avast, Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials or some other free service? If nothing else it will eliminate AVG one way or the other.

How much free space on the hard drive?
What size is the hard drive?
How long since you did a dick cleanup and defrag?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 8:23PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

the newer versions of AVG are much more resource hungry than the old ones and yes for older systems it can be taxing. I agree why not use the Avg removal tool then try either Microsoft security essentials or Avast both are free and very well rated. I no longer recommend AVG due to some of the issues with the more recent ones.

If you have not run a malwarebytes scan recently that would be a good idea too just make sure nothing else is happening.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Win) - Detecting and Removing Malware

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 8:42PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I meant to post a link to removal tools
Antivirus Product Removal Tools

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 8:56PM
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