Originally Posted by snowmanwithahat
The best anti-virus is a vigilant user...
I haven't used an anti-virus program in years.... somewhere around 4-5 years. I have had no issues with viruses either.
You might ask how I know I don't have them, if I dont' have a scanner? ... I keep pretty close track of system processes and can spot a rogue one using un-warranted cpu and memory.
I'd suggest un-installing avast, reinstaling your defrag program, and just be a cautious (intelligent) surfer.
... last step is optional... you can re-install a virus scanner after but the real way to fix it would be completely get rid of avast then completely reinstall your defrag program. Good luck!
Though I recommend installing Microsoft Security Essentials since it allows you to scan individual files. It takes up practically no resources (5.5Mb RAM on my system), its free and once you install it it basically just disappears until you have a virus. No ads, no pop-ups, nothing.