AVG pop up


My PC has started to run very slow at times over the past 6-7 days and I recently got this pop up from AVG security:

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[FONT=&amp]Could it be that they are doing something to make it slow in the hope that I will purchase the tool in the pop up or am I being paranoid??[/FONT]

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Vista Guru
Hello mich. As I have mentioned before, I am a former AVG Free user who will never go back, and I do not think you are being paranoid. Please tell me that you did not click the blue "Fix Performance" button in the middle of the AVG UI and allow it to install a "free trial" of AVG PC TuneUp??? That might possibly be related to the fact that neither the Firefox updater nor online installers seem to work for you.

Following their most recent antivirus tests, SE Labs gave Avast Free an "AAA" award, and Microsoft Security Essentials (which I'm using) got an "AA," but AVG Free only got an "A." Granted, AVG did beat McAfee, which got a "C." (If you're curious: https://selabs.uk/en/reports/consumers.) Did you know that Avast is buying AVG? (If you're curious: Avast to Buy AVG for $1.3 Billion to Add Security Software - Bloomberg.)

If you want to uninstall AVG Free, you should first go to Advanced Settings and turn off AVG Self Protection. Otherwise you might have to download their removal tool, which (like all AVG software) may or may not work right.

If you want to continue using AVG products, then you should sign up at AVG Support Community.

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    Intel Q6600
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT


Thanks Vistaar, I might just give Avast a try out I have had Norton, McAfee and AVG so what to loose, and no I did not click it.

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