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I've got a spare desktop I use mainly for storing bits and pieces on. The problem I've noticed lately is when I boot it up, and after signing in my windows password it's taking ages for the main desktop page to appear.

I downloaded the newer update of AVG 2013 onto it and now it takes an eternity!

Any clues folks?

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I downloaded the newer update of AVG 2013 onto it and now it takes an eternity!

There's your problem. Have you tried removing it and testing the speed?

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I downloaded the newer update of AVG 2013 onto it and now it takes an eternity!

Any clues folks?

There is your problem exactly!

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There's your problem. Have you tried removing it and testing the speed?

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AVG is notoriously resource hungry. Either whip it off and swap it for the free Microsoft Security Essentials, or buy a copy of Kaspersky which is quite reasonable, or if your employer happens to use Sophos, you're entitled to use the unmanaged (small business) edition of it on your home computer.

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AVG is very heavy on the processes, like people have stated already.

I would recommend something different, but not norton.

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AVG is very heavy on the processes, like people have stated already.

I would recommend something different, but not norton.

Or not McAfee ;)

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Or not McAfee ;)

Tried it once, never again!

Anyway I've taken on board the comments and removed AVG for an alternative. Cheers folks.

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I got rid of AVG for this very reason and now I use the free version of Avast.

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I got rid of AVG for this very reason and now I use the free version of Avast.

It worked perfectly with 2012, but soon as I did the 2013 AVG update it bogged it right down.

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I'd definitely get rid of AVG, too many ads after the last update anyway. I'm more than happy with Microsoft Security Essentials, I recommend it :)

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Use Microsoft Security Essentials, it's the only AV you'll ever need. Very light on resource usage, while maintaining arguably the best protection available for the home user.

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