Is Norton Antivirus Slowing Down My Computer?
Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:00 PM
Is there something I can do to Norton during the installation or after the installation to prevent this? Is this a common problem? Should I get different antivirus software? I also have Adaware on there and that did not cause any problems during installation or after. The computer is several years old but seems to have enough space on it. It does not have a lot of programs on it. It has high speed dsl as its internet connection. Everything else seems to run fine. I did have to disable the messenger service because of a pop-up that I could not get rid of that advised me to run some sort of registry repair. This pop-up appeared on my computer at home when I installed the high speed internet on it. I disabled the messenger services on that computer with no problems. Could these things be related?
Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:48 PM
Now that you've uninstalled Norton, use the removal tool from Symantec to get rid of the traces Norton is notorious for leaving behind. This thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34671/how-to-remove-your-norton-products/ will provide the info for and the link to the removal tool.
Also, if you haven't installed another antivirus, this thread will give you some programs that you can choose from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/
Edited by Queen-Evie, 28 March 2007 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:02 PM
XP is a fairly RAM intensive Operating System.
256 MB is recommended, which I consider to be a joke.
I consider 512MB to be a minimum.
Norton, is also known to be a resource hog.
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