AVG warning - heavy Explorer usage detected?

  clock 15:49 15 Dec 2011

For a few weeks now sometimes when I am browsing web pages I get an AVG warning to the affect they have detected heavy Internet Explorer usage on the page I'm viewing (between 250 - 350 Mbs usually)and I should close down and then reconnect.

Question: Is this anything to worry about? I don't have wireless connection so assume no one can "piggyback" my connection?

I have checked disk and everything else and all seems fine, no programmes I shouldn't have, and AVG (paid for) Internet Security only finds cookies.


  rdave13 16:11 15 Dec 2011

Couple of good links here .

  clock 10:34 17 Dec 2011

Thanks rdave13! I'd done a search on the forum but nothing came up! Have looked at the links and as it appears I can disable it in AVG it can't be anything to worry about so I'll just ignore it for the time being!!

Will consider closed,


  johndrew 11:05 17 Dec 2011

The 'excessive usage' warning is a 'feature' of the new AVG and many have commented upon it. In theory it is to help you use less RAM and surf faster.

Personally I feel an AV program should be just that rather than have these sorts of add-ons.

  Miké 11:23 17 Dec 2011

I used to get this all the time with the latest AVG, my problem was that I have 17 tabs open at browser (Opera) startup. I have had no problems since disabling the warning.

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