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Slow Start Up With Norton Internet Security 2007


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:28 AM

Hey,

I have Norton Internet Security 2007 installed on this PC and when I go to start up it takes a long time. I have other start up items like:
* LogMeInSystray
* ccApp
* osCheck
* uTorrent

These are in msconfig.

Thanks
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:43 AM

The more services you have in the startup, the more the startup will take in time. You stated this happened with Norton. So you mean you noticed this after installing it?

Norton will always take lots of resources in your PC, it's a very heavy software, it made my PC incredibly slow till I got another AV :thumbsup: . Try disabling some startup items to make it a little more fast.

Adding RAM will help too...



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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:56 AM

As Maverick says -- Norton is one of the worst offenders for slowing down your PC, and what's more it isn't even all that good at detecting viruses compared to most of the competition. Earlier this year it was soundly beaten in controlled tests by -- wait for it -- the free version of AVG Antivirus! That's a disgrace to say the least. Most people are voting with their wallets and buying something else for security. Paying for a third-rate security product which also slows down your system to add insult to injury is not a wise thing to do.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:39 AM

Thanks!

I might just use FREE Antivirus, Firewall, Spyware, etc Software instead then.

Thanks again!!

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:39 PM

A good tool to use when wanting info about ALL your startup items (msconfig does not reflect all):

AutoRuns for Windows v8.73 - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...wt.svl=whatsnew

For startups, check out the LOGON tab.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:35 PM

Hi deanpcmad.

Here's a good basic list of anti-malware. Not that Avast! anti-virus is an excellent option, too.

Essential XP Virus & Malware Protection - High Quality Freeware

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:54 AM

I personally use Avast.

Great software, great protection, great on resources...


I don't think Norton is a bad software, but to what I've heard is the most common Antivirus out there, so if you and me were virus makers, who will we target?

That and the fact it using 50%+ of your resources to run, makes just common sense to look for another AV.




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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:08 AM

Light weight resource (low resource use) programs. Similar to the wincrazy list:


http://mattbthompson.blogspot.com/2007/01/...to-replace.html

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:38 PM

IMO, Norton is a "fire and forget" solution. It take care of everything for you so you don't have to do anything. The price you pay for this is increased complexity of the program, increased usage of system resources due to this complexity, and a greater chance of something breaking. And, since it's "fire and forget" - it's not likely that it'll tell you why it blocked something important to you.
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