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hyeone

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ever since i put norton internet security 2006 on my pc, it has given me nothing but trouble. sometimes, it takes a really long time to shut down. booting up hasnt given me anything problems yet. honestly, im about to uninstall it. i had microsoft anit-spyware for a year and had no issues.
one of the problems i noticed was a file named "CCAPP.exe". that is a file that belongs to norton, but some sites say its a spyware too. that file usually stalls my pc when shutting down.

is anyone else have this problem?? or have any solutions??

hp m376n p4 2.6ghz
win xp mc
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Here's the thing, Norton is a very decent protector, but it takes up a lot of system resources. I also have the issue with CCAPP not always closing at shut down. I don't worry about it. If you choose to uninstall, good luck to you.
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To be quite honest having NIS installed period causes a computer to run like junk. What I suggest you do, which would speed up your computer alot is to uninstall NIS (basically everything related to Symantec (including LiveReg & LiveUpdate) in Add/Remove Programs). I would then suggest that you download AVG Antivirus Free Edition and Windows Defender. Both are great programs and both are free to use with frequent updates to the spyware and virus definitions. NIS is such a resource hog that it slows down computers alot.

If you are worried about not having a firewall, then I suggest you download either Sygate or Zone Alarm, both are free and are very good. You will be surprised on how much better your computer runs without NIS installed.

If you have any problems uninstalling Norton IS, please post that here and I will help you to get rid of it, if that is the course you decide to take.

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appriciate the responces. ive heard of avg but never tried it. ill give it a shot.
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AVG is an antivirus program and Windows Defender is an antimalware program, so if you uninstall NIS, make sure you install BOTH of them to be completely protected. Both have real-time protection agents.

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Also, as far as firewalls go, oth Sygate and Zone Alarm are close together, but you might find Zone Alwarm easier to use :whistling:
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i have windows defender right now. are you saying windows firewall isnt as effective as zone alarm?
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