AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0

Basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free. Limited features, no support, for private and non-commercial use only.

AVG Download Page

The computer I was trying to install this on kept getting an error that it couldn’t create a Registry key. I tried twice and that was enough. The machine now is running Avast! Home Free.

My recommendation is if you have AVG antivirus and are thinking of upgrading to the new 8.0 version save yourself the time and install Avast! Home Free instead. Besides the bad decision by Griftsoft to include the Yahoo! “Security Toolbar” the makers of AVG are in my opinion heading down the same road as Symantec and steadily creating a bloated product that will eventually slow many computers down to a crawl. Thanks for the years of protection Griftsoft, but I am now using and recommending only Avast!.

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Clean Up Your Windows XP Memory, With a Single Shortcut

You may know that Windows XP is not the best operating system when it comes to memory management. People often resort to restarting the computer, in order to clear certain areas of the memory. This however is not necessary.

In just a few steps you can create a shortcut that will save time, and headaches.

Simply follow the following instructions, and execute your new shortcut when you’re computer is seeming slow on the memory side of things.

Right click on desktop and choose New > Shortcut
Copy/paste this piece of code in the location box:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

Save the file.

That’s it. Whenever you feel there may be some memory issues with your computer just click on your new shortcut.

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