computer slowing down due to antivirus autoupdate

  1. warrenkirby328

    warrenkirby328 New Member

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    I have Kaspersky as active antivirus (in WindowsXP). This is good but when autoupdate goes on, my computer becomes extremely slow including the browser (firefox). Is there any satisfactory solution to this problem?
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    Welcome to the forum mate :)

    what is your PC specs ? If you want to try a good free antivirus program check the link below . Your PC is slowing down because of processing power required for the update process .

    Download AntiVir Personal 10.0.0.648 - FileHippo.com
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    Hi Warrenkirby328,

    Welcome to PC Help Forum :) I hope you enjoy your time here with us.

    I have marked your thread as open to as so you can receive additional technical support from our Tech team and talented forum members, someone will be with you as soon as they can.

    Regards,

    Airman24
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    Hengis Proud PCHF'er since 2004 Tech Member Elite Member

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    What is your broadband speed?
    www.speedtest.net

    Also, can we get some PC specs from you?
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    I can think of two possible solutions:

    1. Set Kaspersky to update when your computer is connected to the Internet, but you are not using it. For example, if you have a lunch break at 1pm, then set Kaspersky to autoupdate at 1pm.

    2. Find a different antivirus. I quite like Microsoft Security Essentials and Auslogics Antivirus.

    Or of course you can disable autoupdate altogether and update manually.

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    Hengis Proud PCHF'er since 2004 Tech Member Elite Member

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    Welcome to the site Dirk :)
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    Use Kaspersky's website to download the updates manually, as it is safer than using a third party website to get them.

    Antivirus Database Updates

    Dirks suggestion is very good as it will cause the least disruption to your web surfing, especially if you set it up to do it at night time when you are sleeping...
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    Hi Warrenkirby328,

    Has the assistance provided by pchf resolved your issue or do you require further assistance?an update would be most appreciated please.

    marked as pending

    Regards,

    Airman24..:)
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