Cubase and AVG have always coexisted pretty well in my studio.Not that anti-virus isn’t without its problems, but they were manageable. I wish I had made the connection that my hard drive bus issues were AVG 2012- (this is the first version that has caused such problems) -related because that would’ve saved me three days of fresh installs from Windows on up. Something about AVG is interrupting the drive bus even in the most bare projects and even though the audio drive is separate from the OS and on a different SATA bus.
So after the fresh installs I discovered that my problem continued, and finally id’d AVG as the culprit in what was really a system-wide slow down. I mean even the start menu was lagging to the tune of several seconds. This should not be happening on an i7 processor.
i can handle minimum web access on the studio machine. I went without it entirely for months at a time. But so much of my work is uploaded to clients now and it’s inevitable that I’ll be doing some minimally risky surfing from time to time. What do you guys use that is safe with Win7, Cubase 5, 64 bit?