Norton Systemworks 2004 making computer snail slow

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  1. red_chief

    red_chief Notebook Consultant

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    I recently installed a norton systemworks and everything is slow. From logging in the internet to opening foder and files. I think it has to do with the virus scanning on the background.

    What options do you turn off to make things faster and still get protected???[?][?][?]
     
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    Thanks Andrew for the reply.

    I read from one review that norton has a better antivirus capability than mcaffee although mcaffe has a firewall. But have a router firewall so I dont need a firewall. Norton has other utilities like windoctor, disk doctor, optimizer which is good for maintaining the hard drive.

    Plus I don't want to expend extra money to buy mcaffee. If only I can turn some features of norton off like background scanning. I am new to norton so don't know the landscape yet.
     
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    Get mcafee[:p] You can schedule its scans to happen, say, at midnight when you won't be using it. You might want to consider the free firewalls. They tend to use fewer resources. Try running spybot, just to make sure that no spyware is using you hard drive. Try defragging, too.

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    Hi red_chief,
    read the post I made today in another thread.http://www.notebookreview.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3516

    Anymore I think norton's software is a real resource hog, in fact I would not even call it norton's as norton made great utilities, but when symantec bought him out the only thing that remains is his name, the software now sucks. (in my opinion)
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    For you students out there:

    My local University gives all students Mcaffe anti virus for FREE.
    Check with your schools and see if they have similar offers.

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