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Triturus

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Is it me or does this version of AVG take much longer to download when you power on than previous versions?
 

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Originally posted by Triturus

Is it me or does this version of AVG take much longer to download when you power on than previous versions?

Hi

I'm also on AVG 7.5 and it takes ages for me as well so I dont think its a fault with your set up


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John
 

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Originally posted by Notts Breamer

It seems quite quick for me every since i went on Vista


Im still on xp I wonder if thats were the problem is???????????
 

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Could be, thats what i use to be on, it took ages to update, i've had Vista 3 months and its been brilliant so far.
 

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Mine and daughters computers, no problem, wifes had a problem with updating a priority update today so i checked and found the virus database was dated 18th June. Tried updating it but it wouldnt so just done a uninstall and then reinstalled with latest (todays) edition and everything now fine.
Recommend that you check the date of your virus database
 

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Yes I'm on XP too, but there must be thousands suffering the samew problem
 

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Originally posted by Triturus

Is it me or does this version of AVG take much longer to download when you power on than previous versions?

Triturus,

Its more than likely that when you fire up
antispyware may kick in that runs in the back ground
especially if you have more than one.

Try disableing them temporarily to see if there is any
improvement. [;)] [^]

Harry.
 

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I've had the same problem too with AVG 7.5.

I have noticed it tries to download updates as the computer comes on, i realise this is because AVG is one of the first programs to load up ( anyone that had AVG on win98 will have noticed this because AVG does a boot sector check as the computer starts, this is not shown with XP and Vista because of the start up screen )and if it's set for automatic updates it tries to do so as soon as it starts, this does cause a problem because connection to the net is usually one of the last things to load.

Should i get this happening, i just wait till the computer has fully finished starting, then double click on the AVG control icon in the task bar and manually check for up-dates.
 

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Can't say as I've noticed any delay or slow download on our computer and we're running xp.

What I have noticed is that a little balloon apears in the icon tray telling us that the computer is not protected by AVG as it is turned off, but it's not. That in itself is puzzling.
 

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Originally posted by Triturus

Is it me or does this version of AVG take much longer to download when you power on than previous versions?

Are you talking about the update process or the scanning at startup?
 

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Doesn't it do both at start-up? But seems to be the updating process, happened in no time at all with previous version
 

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Have you got a firewall blocking access. Check when last succesful update was carried out. If you haven't received one since it could be your firewall.
You are on XP2 aren't you?

It could also be a large update. depends what you mean by large update.

If the scan is taking a long time you may be scanning everything and that might need some tweaking.

I personally don't run anti-virus software because they cause more problems I think. I use anti spyware/adware stuff because the biggest threat I believe is from Iexplorer highjacking.
I run XP2 with the firewall, that stops most stuff. I haven't had issues for a while but I do tend to stay away from amature sites and don't run any peer to peer software or messenger.

I look after the infrastructure for a small building society (thought thats about to change!). We run Sophos but I rekon we detect less than a virus a month and normally they are harmless. We do have web filtering stuff as well but we check for viruses first and they are few and far between.
 
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