Re: AVG 8 free
- From: Wolf Kirchmeir <wolfkir@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:20:55 -0400
Tommy McClure wrote:
sherwindu wrote:Tommy McClure wrote:
Have a buddy in the business, claims AVG 8 free is much faster thanI don't know about your buddy, but after installing AVG 8, my
anything else he has.
down to a crawl. It was using close to 100 per cent cpu, with no
loaded. I did not have this problem with AVG 7.5 and I am sorry
Of course Grisoft is going to pull the plug on 7.5 in a few
What made me more frustrated was that using either the AVG
uninstaller or Windows Add/Delete program software, I was
getting errors preventing me from unloading the AVG 8.0. I
just took a hammer to it and stripped out
file and registry references. Programs like this are scary.
Now I have to search
for a new replacement for AVG. I am running an 1.3 gig cpu
with 500 meg of
ram and windows 2000. Certainly enough horse power to handle a
see this thread : news:48581a48$0$9836$a726171b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
here are the processes for AVG 7.5 running on my box:
total ~ 2,500k
my comparable for Avast 4 free home version
Ernie's number's for same thing
Check your settings. I just installed avast
doesn't even come close to 45mb.<unquote>
I don't know why there was a difference in his numbers. I run W2K Pro dual
PIIs @500mhz 768mb ram. It is very slow. I am afraid to even try AVG 8 free.
My theory is that the new pcs all have about 2gb ram , 3ghz cpus and the
programmers have left folks with older systems behind. The commercial
security suites are even worse.
Well, I don't think W2K is suited to dual processors, and it isn't exactly happy running on PIIs either. PIIs were made for DOS/Windows (and they had problems, which is why most everybody who had a PII machine went to PIII as soon as soon as they were available.) PIIs lack a number of features that modern CPUs include (starting with larger command sets.) IMO that's the main reason Avast is using more RAM on your machine: on a modern CPU a lot of stuff that Avast is doing on your machine is done by the OS.
OTOH, it's true that modern programmers don't try to tweak their code the way people did when 64K of RAM was all that was available. All modern programs are much larger than they need to be, but with RAM and HD space so cheap nowadays it's not worth the effort to make programs smaller. Human labour is much more expensive than silicon.
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