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AVG and SSDs (For those using AVG)

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Lazzer408, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Lazzer408

    Lazzer408

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    AVG has been munching at my SSDs since it was installed. I'm sure this is taking a huge toll on the life of an SSD. I went searching for a way to stop this and found some info I thought I'd post.

    Yet another embeded software "feature" that AVG has is a caching function that, what I understand, is similar to Window's readyboost and superfetch. It's used for AVG's optimization tool and can be turned off since most of you optimize your computer manually.

    You can find the check-box to disable it under AVG's main window. Tools>Advanced Settings. On the left colum open Antivirus>Cache Server and uncheck the box.

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    is that bytes read or written?

    the cache stores some kind of checksum or hash for previously scanned files, so they dont need to be scanned every time the are accessed
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    Here's a better shot.

    My PC was rebooted a few days ago but there's WAY to much going on with AVG. It's set to scan manually and I'd want AVG to scan every file I open, checksum or not.

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    the cache is: why scan a file that's been scanned before, was clean at that time, and hasn't been changed since
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    Because it keeps re-caching. The idea is noble but the exaction I have to question. What's the point of caching those files already scanned when it will check it's own cache again causing i/o activity similar to having it disabled?
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    I/O reads and writes is both disk and network reads and writes.
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