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I have McAfee and it constantly says I am not protected. I have to verify my subscription several times a day. Then do the update. When I start the computer and click owner it takes a long time to open the desktop. When I click explorer icon it takes a long time to open. The light on the tower blinks or stays on often and then it freezes and the not protected notification comes on. I followed the procedures sent to kderm. Enclosed are the results.

[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer YOUR-N3TY7ATHD5
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-08-03
Time 19:55

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name YOUR-N3TY7ATHD5
User Name Owner

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2000 MHz (15 x 133) 2400+
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266
System Memory 224 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (02/27/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR (32 MB)
3D Accelerator S3 ProSavageDDR
Monitor ViewSonic A90f+ [19" CRT] (351033052001)

Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SV1204H (120 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive JLMS XJ-HD166S (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive MAD DOG MD-52XCDR
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 110498 MB (69965 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 3978 MB (415 MB free)
Total Size 111.8 GB (68.7 GB free)

Keyboard PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network Adapter Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4) (
Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (
Modem Lucent Win Modem

Printer EPSON Stylus CX3200 (Copy 1)
Printer EPSON Stylus CX3200
Printer Fax
Printer Send To OneNote 2007
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

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Murray S.

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Howdy and welcome to GTG:

I would strongly suggest adding enough ram to your system to bring it up to 1GB.

As it stands, you only have 256 megs with 32 megs of that dedicated to your onboard video.

XP will eat the majority of what's left for itself leaving very little for anything else. No wonder the system is slow.

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Also try either Avast or Avira for AV.
Both are free and do just as good if not better then what you have. Both of which you can download from my signature below.
Another point is that McAfee is a resource hog which in turn will also slow your system down.
Both the above two are easier on your system.
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