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slowly learning the internet..but life keeps getting in the way...

i finally switched from starband and am using hughes net..but my speeds are still slow yesterday a hughes net tech ..helped by showing me that it was my avg(paid) that was slowing me down..so help please..what should i use?  i understand that there is some adjustments that can be made to the install on avg..but i haven't gotten any response from them.. any advice?  should i just use the free version of avg and my linksys router for a firewall (dell desk optiplex 320) thanks...

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I never noticed a slow down when I was using AVG free program. If your using the paid with firewall disable it and it will be faster. I just use Windows Firewall with a router. Anti-virus I use NOD32 and my wireless laptop get close to the same speeds as the wired desktop.

This is wireless on a 10/1 line.

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 10331 Kbps about 10.3 Mbps (tested with 12280 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1261 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/10/06 - 9:58am

Bottom Line:: 180X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.81 sec

Tested from a 12280 kB file and took 9.737 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 63.49 % faster than the average for host (insightbb.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-9SZTKR1DJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.14) Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) [!]

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Upload Connection is:: 934 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 114 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/10/06 - 10:02am

Bottom Line:: 16X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 8.98 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 26.248 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 34 % faster than the average for host (insightbb.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-T23E9WQSJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.14) Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) [!]

Edit: Added upload test

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AVG Sometime in October is going to have Free AVG version 9. It is supposedly less bloated. But AVG keeps hiding the free versions on it's site to make people think the free versions are gone.

http://free.avg.com/ww-en/homepage  version 8.5 at the time of this posting.

I prefer two standalone products for anti-virus and firewall. With Windows 7 coming out, I will have Avast anti-virus and then Comodo Firewall. Since Zonealarm does not have a free version for Windows 7. But paid version 9.128(or something) is compatible with Windows 7.

I wonder if AVG has an slow active web content scanner? That could be the slowdown.  With Avast, I can toggle off the 7 different scanners.

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