Laura (tavella) wrote,

AVG: that's not an antivirus, that's a virus

If you are using AVG, it's probably bugging you to upgrade to 9.0. Don't, I beg you. At least if you have XP. I did so, and it apparently 9.0 thinks it would be a good idea to scan every interaction with the hard disk, reducing the machine to effective unusability. And since there is no way to shut down AVG apart from removing it, I spent a day and a half doing that. That's how slow the machine was. It didn't help that I had to run the removal program THREE TIMES to remove all the bits.

Stay awaaaaay from AVG antivirus -- even if you have something other than XP, any company that QAs their product this badly is going to be a bomb in your computer at some point.
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