"Whats the best way to run it, so that it doens't take too long to run, all of its tools"
Not sure what you mean by this AVG8 is a package rather than a single antivirus, Best way to run it, is to let it run, since he program is checking for viruses ans well as spyware/malware it will take a little longer.
Personally i have had no problems with AVG8 from day 1 scan times are a little longer than 7.5 version ;but not much, and have not noticed any slowdown during its daily scan.
Thank you all for your input. Yes AVG is free and if follow Pamy’s link it will take you there.
Special thanks to Pamy for providing the link, I made a goof of the first install realized you can't run two anti-virus programs at the same time. That was my mistake but got it sorted, took around 17 mins for scan which is a lot better.
I recently installed AVG 8 Free version on my pc but I have two issues with it (so far!)
Firstly, when trying to schedule the scan, the times offered do not state am or pm, yet it is only a 12 hour clock. How do I make my choice, as I require it to run in the evening?
Secondly, when I set it (manually at the moment) to run a virus scan it is taking an inordinately long time i.e. just coming up to 5 hours now and still running. Is this right? The 7.5 version was not this long-winded. I am only just about pc-literate, so please, if any response to this, please keep it easy to understand!! Many thanks.