I recently installed the paid version of the AVG anti-virus software, and my system slowed to a freaking crawl. I know I need to upgrade to a newer computer (I’m still running Windows XP), but it’s the slow season at the bookstore and I’d just as soon put capital equipment purchases off until spring.
When I say, “slow,” I mean it. Like taking 11 seconds to minimize a Firefox window and redraw the desktop.
I’ve searched the massively inadequate documentation on AVG, and it seems that they are intentionally making it as difficult as possible to partially disable the program, so I’m coming to you for help.
How can I disable all of the realtime features (except the firewall), and just leave the scheduled scans that I have set up for the middle of the night?