So when you open documents in Word or Excel, does it request a virus scan an take seemingly forever to load?
In the case of a vista machine running AVG 8 virus software, this is how it’s fixed.
run cmd as administrator
cd to C:\program files\avg\avg8
type ‘regsvr32 /u avgoff2k.dll’
bang. AVG no longer tries to scan every document opened in word. If you have resident protection on this is not a problem at all.