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Norton Anti-Virus problem


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moneypenny65

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I have been trying to use the search boards to figure out a norton problem without much luck. What I am trying to find out if Norton makes anyone elses PC run very slow. I used the boards to fix some other problems this weekend and actually removed every trace of Norton on my system because I thought it might be corupted. To my excitement my PC began to funtion well again. I used my standard sbc anti-virus protection while I completed the other functions. I was running well, then reinstalled Norton and I am at a snails pace again. I still have plently of space in all areas. So I guess my basic question is does Norton suck?

Is anyone else complaining but me?
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While Norton does provide you with very decent vivirus protection, it is a resource hog. That's why I switched as well. To answer the question, it takes up too many resources, but it's not bad protection either. Yur best bet is to do research on other programs.
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The only way to fix Norton's voracious appetite for system resources is to remove it. You could do a lot worse than replacing it with either of these, which are both free:

Avast 4 Home Edition:
http://www.avast.com...ast_4_home.html

Comodo AntiVirus: (they also have a free firewall):
http://www.comodogroup.com/
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Thank you very much for your help, you have validated my sanity :whistling:

Edited by moneypenny65, 07 August 2006 - 09:29 PM.

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