avg removal trouble..

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by pompey, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. pompey

    pompey MDL Novice

    Mar 20, 2013
    newbee here..
    so i have this antique laptop..
    use it only for chat and office, when away from home..
    works fine.. on xp..[asus intel atom cpu, 1.33 ghz..]
    so i connect to wifi in my hotel tonight.
    slow................. on 54 mb/s wifi..
    wants to upgrade netware......
    so i let it.........
    even slower..........
    so i lose patience and uninstall avg 2012, which is a
    resource hog and no good anyway...........
    bad idea.........
    machine refused all system restores but the
    avg uninstall one..
    and system restore was needed, the thinghy
    connected to wifi, no problem, but refused
    to load any sites until i went back to pre-uninstall..
    and i refuse to do a backup and fresh install in
    a hotel room at night..
    i have since seen some stuff about uninstalling
    this garbage, but really, why use free scanners
    at all on such limited machines, i wonder? have got
    a feeling that the future end of support encourages
    the likes of avg to let their garbage be garbage..
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    Can't help you with that, I'll look around but haven't heard anything like this before. On a more personal note. I run AVG on a 900mhz 1gb ram Asus eeePC 900HD and never notice its running, hardly a resource hog on that little machine and its running Windows 7 Ultimate hehe.

    Sorry, not much help, but interested
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    Good the ~20years old drive in one of my legacy machines doesn't know, lol.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...