That system could very likely be improved by the uninstallation of Norton. Whilst I am NOT for one moment criticising the product for its effectiveness, it has a reputation of being responsible for a noticeable effect on
the speed of the system.
You may if you wish test this possibility next time you are downloading installing Windows updates by disbaling your Norton Firewall and AV.
ONLY DO SO WHILST on the updates., of course not on general browsing or other than completely trustworthy sites.
The system would also benefit from a cleanup of temporary files. You have 1468Mb of temporary files.
Clearly you are NOT still running the free trial of Norton, as this is NOT a new system, so you may have brought the product. In that case you can if you decide to follow my recommendations, and find that I am not correct, reinstall Norton using your password, key or whatever else it is that Norton provides.
If you do decide to proceed and are using Norton backup as well which is also installed - clearly be aware of the the uninstalling of that .
Here are the recommendations of GeekstoGo re Anti-virus.http://www.geekstogo...yware-software/
I can recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. It is free, uses hardly any resources, coompared with other products.
You could then install Malwarebytes free edition, that does NOT provide real time protection but is ideal to scan files with before download if you do not know the source and as a system scan once a week or so.
You could either use the Windows Firewall. or choose from one on the list of the article.
If you decide to go with this recommendation you may need to use the Norton uninstall tool.https://www-secure.s...redirect_pubweb
SO IF YOU DECIDE to go ahead here in summmary is what you do
So if you do this
1. Download Norton removal tool to the desktop
2. Download new AV setup to your desktop
3. Disconnect from the net
4. Remove Norton via control panel and reboot
5. Run the removal tool reboot
6. Install new AV
and commission Windows Firewall or as you have chosen.
Then in respect of the temporary files and the general cleanup, use the normal Windows 7 system maintenance procedure of disk cleanup etc, as outlined on the article.http://windows.micro...p/top-solutions
You should also of course ensure that your browsing history and various temporarry files there are pruned from time to time.
Browser add-ons also cause performance problems. Browser add-ons are programs, such as multimedia add-ons, search bars, or other programs that usually appear on your browser's toolbar. Many browser add-ons can add to a rich browsing experience, offering multimedia or specialized document viewing. However, some add-ons can slow your Internet connection. If you suspect that add-ons are causing slow performance, try starting Internet Explorer in Add-ons disabled mode. Add-ons are disabled only for the session, but if you find your performance improves, you can use the Add-on Manager to turn them off permanently. To access the Add-on Manager from Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons. For more information, see How do browser add-ons affect my computer?
Like all computer programs, Internet Explorer requires a certain amount of computing power, memory, and disk space to run efficiently. Every webpage you view is first downloaded to memory and then saved to temporary disk files. Running another program that is using lots of memory and computing power can compete with Internet Explorer and cause delays. If you find your Internet connection running slowly and you have other programs running, try closing them. If you want to run several programs, consider increasing the memory you have on your computer. Low disk space can also cause performance problems. You can increase your disk space by deleting Internet Explorer's temporary files. To learn how to delete temporary files, see Delete webpage history
.Finally if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post and PLEASE DO let us know how you progress.