AVG Technologies - AVG Fail!
AVG 2012 - Complaint
I'm not a pro at writing these reviews, but as a consumer I thought it necessary to let people know my personal problem with AVG in case it helps them make an informed decision about the product in question. I used to run AVG free version, and it was great, BUT it used to have a feature that allowed you to exit the program completely, so it was shut down, and not using CPU.
I upgraded to full protection, it was a good price, but now I can't shut it down completely, I can only temporarily disable it. This doesn't stop all CPU usage however. This feature is important to me as I record videos for Youtube, and with AVG running it slows down my frames per second and doesn't allow my game to run as fast as it could, as a result I have to run it at a lower resolution then I like, thus the quality of my videos isn't as good as it could be. I can't make HD videos in other words.
I called for support only to find out there is only 1 way to do this, uninstall the program. This is of course a major pain in the butt to do every day when I make my videos. I wish I had known this feature was going to be removed, as I wouldn't have wasted my time and money with AVG. As I have paid for the program, I would think there should be a way for the consumer to shut it down completely. Does this make sense to anyone else? I should have control over what programs run on MY computer. I will NOT be renewing my license with AVG and will search out alternate anti-virus software for future use.