After a couple of years using Norton AV i have now installed on my laptop which runs XP Pro. When using NAV the other day the full system scan took about an hour and a half, since installing AVG AV it's taking 21 minutes. Am i missing something here or doesn't AVG scan the system as well as NAV?
All i've ever read about AVG is how good it is for a free anti virus programme so would be very surprised if it wasn't doing it's job.
Sorry I sent that to soon. I meant to tell you to go to the service menu on the main screen and check the test settings to make sure that you have got it as you want it. I would make sure that box for heuristics is ticked for a complete test and that all of your hard discs are logged for testing.
I think Norton maybe does other things as well. With AVG it obviously depends on the size of the hard disk but I would go on to say that it generally catches stuff on the way in and complete system scans are a belt and braces job.My 40GB disk, one third full, takes about 8 to 10 minutes