Avg slows computer down when updating
Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 in 190 countries across the globe last week.Millions have already rushed to upgrade to Windows 10 to reap the benefits of Microsoft's latest operating system.If your computer has limited resources, such as hard drive space and memory, it can take longer for AVG to start.While it's possible to install the program if your computer meets the minimum system requirements, AVG recommends running the program on a computer that meets its recommended requirements that are higher than the minimum requirements.The software is constantly scanning your Web traffic, email, file transfers and more for threats, which is inevitably going to slow things down. The researchers at AV-TEST decided to find out and put 23 popular security programs to the test for 14 months on a mix of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 PCs.The tests including downloading files from the Internet, launching websites, installing programs, opening programs and files, and copying files.
So you know that you need a security product on your computer, but you don't want any software to impact the speed or performance.
AVG asks customers to upgrade to the latest version if they're using an older one.
AVG's Upgrade page provides a download link that you can follow to obtain the latest AVG version for free (link in Resources).
Security software can also protect you from phishing emails, malicious sites and more.
However, as you've probably noticed, security software does cause your computer's performance to take a hit.