AVG using about 40% of CPU all the time
by dapackage88 - 10/3/10 6:29 PM
I'm running Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3. I've just recovered my system from a nasty something and downloaded AVG 2011 Anti-virus Free.
I like AVG and don't want to complain about something free, but AVG is slowing down my computer as one of it's related processes is running ALL THE TIME (I found this with v.9 too, which I had before). These processes seem to be always running, and typically the combination of the three uses about 40% of my CPU: AVGIDSagent.exe, AVGIDSMonitor.exe, avgchsvx.exe...I want to protect my computer, but more importantly I want to be able to use it without all my programs queueing for attention behind an AVG process. It won't let me change it's priority in task manager either.
Is this just 'the way it is', or is there some other reason it's constantly hogging my CPU?
Thanks o knowledgable ones.