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:tazz: My computer started being much slower opening windows and responding after I installed Trend Internet Security 2004. I didn't realize that then, just was irritated with the computer. Example: I watch windows slowly open or very slowly dissolve upon closing. I have had the 2005 program installed since early March, and everything is much worse. Most notable is when I'm on the internet. Example: checking e-mail, which in the past would have taken 30 minutes max., can take 3 hours. Ugg! Computer constantly totally freezes between pages so my only choice is a forced shut-down. If I am lucky to get any response with Ctrl-Alt-Del screen, upon trying to go that route I get the blue death screen. I have never had this before of late. I run complete maintenance weekly, by the way.
I don't get responsive assistence from Trend. Any ideas? Is this related to the product, or do I have something else going on that I can't find?
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Windows 98 does have a problem managing System Resources, and it could be that Trend Micro is a little too 'greedy' in that respect.

This doesn't necessarily mean you'll need to install more RAM, although too little in that department can also cause problems.
Internal Memory and System Resources are two different things tho...

Disabling everything unneccessary from launching at boot (Start > Run > Msconfig > Startup tab) will free some system resources, and might just do the trick.

If not there are really only two alternatives: go for an antivirus that has a smaller 'footprint' (I recommend ESET's Nod32), or upgrade to Windows XP which deals with system resources in an entirely different way.

In the latter case you WILL in all possibility need to install more RAM (512 mb is advisable)
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