Antivirus System Tray Enabled, needed?
My W8 Gateway laptop (about a 1 year old model) is very sluggish on start up; as seen by:
1) typing display delay, right now while typing here
2) sluggish scrolling, I like the two finger scroll on the touch pad provided with W8, but side bare and arrows are slow too.
Looking at the device manager I see a high use of CPU > 75%j and Disk when nothing is goinng in that I am directly using.
Looking at start up list I see an Antivirus System Tray enabled that is marked as "high" impact. My antivirus is Avira.
Can I disable this from running, or will that put my computer at an unacceptable level of risk?
This complaint goes away over time, so it seems to me the start up starts a scan of the HDD or the like and when it is done the CUP load drops.
I type slowly, especially when I see typos and go back to fix, and the delay in typing "echo" is still present. The HDD activity LED is not flashing. Somthing else is going on.