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#1 jerrysturge

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:00 AM

Everytime I power up my PC, its like its doing a scan although I have not scheduled or initiated a scan. I go to control panel and click the symantic icon and I get a message
Another instance of LiveUpdate was dedicated or something like that.. This can occur when LiveUpdate is running silently... etc

I'm not sure if this is the cause, but it takes 5 minutes or more for all this disk activity to cease and I can do something.

any ideas?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

As soon as you get to the desktop, hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the Task Manager and take a screenshot of the Applications & Processes section.
Next, post those screenshots here for further inputs.

Also disable Automatic Live Update under Settings, in the Norton Anti Virus Control Panel. See if that improves the startup time.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 December 2009 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:02 PM

Any AV installed on a system...and similar programs...begin scanning at boot.

Just as your firewall activates at boot...and so on.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:29 AM

is there no way of turning the scan off when booting up?

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:56 AM

FWIW,

Norton products are great, but they are notorious for hogging resources (ie: slow start-ups)...I would try to contact Norton support for advice on how to speed things up...May just need to adjust a few settings...Haven't used Norton products in about 5 years (for that very reason) so I can't really advise you on what setings to tweak...

Are you running any other AV programs along with your Norton product?

Edited by OldGrumpyBastard, 24 December 2009 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:22 PM

Turning an AV scan off...seems to me to defeat the purpose of such a program.

That said...you could probably simply remove the AV startup pointer and manually start if later. Check the program HELP menus.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

attached is screen shot of taskmanager and desk top

thanks for all your responses

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 12:37 PM

not sure if my upload worked; I did a Browse to find the file, then upload , then add reply




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