Posts Tagged ‘antivirus software’

Use Exclusions when Antivirus Software is Slowing your PC

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Here’s a useful tip; especially if your brand new PC is running slower after installing antivirus programs …

It is essential to protect your PC with reliable antivirus software. The drawback to this is that it often slows the PC down. In some cases it does so significantly. Some antivirus software can be very thorough and scan “potential invaders” that are part of your normal applications. Many of these programs do not need to be scanned. This takes up processor memory and slows down all programs and applications in use. By customizing exceptions, you take away much of the slowing effect by allowing the antivirus program to know what it needs to scan and what it does not. This frees the processor for other tasks at hand.

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Avast 6 Antivirus Software with AutoSandbox, Web Rep

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

There sure are a lot of free antivirus programs out there …

Avast has just released the final version of their antivirus software Avast 6 which has been available as a beta version for some time. Avast Free Antivirus 6.0 is a free for personal and non-commercial use. It offers antivirus and anti-spyware protection for Windows PCs.

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