The ‘Light’ AVG 8.5 Free

10 05 2009

Around a year ago I post an article about AVG 8.0, and I said I was thrilled about the new AVG 8.0 but kinda little dissapointed because of the use of the memory of AVG 8.0 is quite big (around 60MB total). This year a new AVG 8.5 come to the field of duty and I’m not as excited as when AVG 8.0 come. That’s because of the ‘huge’ memoryAVG 8.0 use.

When I upgrade the old one to the  new one. It was a failure because when finished the upgrade the AVG was gone not upgrade, so I decided to download the installation file for AVG 8.5. I cannot use the trick for LinkScanner forAVG 8.0 . So I just run the installer and I choose the custome one. And apparently there is option not to install the LinkScanner. When I finished, It asking me to restart my computer. Done!!!

Then there is something weird happens, I feel my computer run ‘lighter’ than before. I looking for the AVG. Oh there it is at my tray icon. And I’m kinda shock when see how much memory AVG 8.5 . It’s around 20MB max total. And the most consumptive component avgrsx is only 220KB (idle) instead of 30/50MB as before. Wow that huge. And here I am enjoying the new AVG 8.5, ‘lighter’ yet powerful. What do you think guys? ^_^


AVG 8.0 Free

18 05 2008

I was so thrilled when I heard AVG 8.0 Free is available for download. I always a big fan of AVG. Because it’s so light and small memory consuming.

After I download the new AVG 8.0 Free, I quickly install it over my AVG 7.5 Free. It was okay, because the installer is smart enough to remove it. I was amazed by the new user interface and the new feature like LinkScanner, and built-in Anti Spyware. Until I realized how much memory did AVG 8.0 Free use. It was around 60Mb total in my computer. And it slowing down my booting process and my computer(I’m using only 512Mb memory and it was very smooth with AVG 7.5 Free). 😦 .

Everything seems slowing down with the new installation. I’m so annoying, and look for the answer at the internet, and I find out some people feel that way too. Try the solution there to remove the LinkScanner (eventually there is FAQ about it at AVG site too).

Here is the walkthrough :
1. Put your AVG 8.0 Free installation somewhere for example c:
2. You could either use Start->Run and type it directly there or using cmd
3. Here is the command “c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch”
4. Type it without the quote and the installation will not include LinkScanner (or remove it if you already install the AVG)

Even though it did not install the LinkScanner (I still can find LinkScanner enable under Advanced Setting->LinkScanner) , but still AVG 8.0 Free consume a lot of my memory (avgrsx.exe is the most consuming one, around 50Mb at the beginning).

Need to look for more work around. Hopefully AVG make a lighter version one. 😀