Near Freezing Net

  Rossi#1 21:43 04 Jul 06

My partners sis had a very insecure PC and I decided to help out by installing some freebies.ADAware AVG Windows Defender and ZoneAlarm. Now her BT Broadband is at a virtual standstill.
I am thinking that it might be down to her having an old PC which is running XP Home with a mere 256mb memory.

  VoG II 21:51 04 Jul 06

Did you make sure that she had no other anti-virus installed before adding AVG?

Does it speed up if you disable Zone Alarm?

  Rossi#1 21:54 04 Jul 06

I am thinking that but as shes sitting here Ill have to wait to try it.Im pretty sure I got rid of all the old anti virus and ZoneAlarm was the last thing I installed.

  Rossi#1 16:17 05 Jul 06

Well I removed Windows Defender and ZA and the net is running better.Free RAM jumped from 30mb to 65mb!
Ive told her an attack was low risk but not to store anything personal on the computer just in case and she should think of an upgrade sometime.

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