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    Exclamation Resident Protection and SERIOUS Performance Problems

    I use both IE8 and Firefox on my 2GHz 4M WinXP laptop. I have Spybot installed on this laptop and also on all family WinXP computers. All SW & OS is updated weekly.

    For the past year using Firefox, as my browsing session goes on, as a browwse more pages Firefox gets slower and slower, uses more and more RAM, and CPU usage creeps up to 45%. Eventually, Firefox stubbornly locks up and has to be killed from Process Explorer and re-started. This happens when antivirus is disabled, and also on a lab computer that has Spybot and no antivirus.

    Two weeks ago, as an experiment, I right-clicked the Spybot icon in taskbar and UNchecked "Resident Protection".


    Both Firefox and are incredibly faster! The Firefox problems are gone. Browsing files with Windows Explorer is as fast as lightening.

    I'm a huge fan of Spybot and years ago gave a donation, but this is a significant performance issue with Spybot Resident
    Last edited by BillGio; 2011-03-08 at 18:02.
    Caution - I am sarcasm-impaired.

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