Computer Running Slow After Installing Norton Antivirus 2006...Suggestions?

By galjm
Jan 14, 2006
  1. Hello there,
    I just recently installed Norton Antivirus 2006 (which seems to be a mistake after reading some stickies in this forum). I thought I was doing good by making sure my computer was protected. Since doing so, my computer is running slow as molasses and I was wondering if my recent NAV installation is the culpret. Browsing on the internet takes forever to move from pages/sites/ect and download information. Is there any way to correct this probem? I have Windows XP and use Firefox and Internet Explorer as my web browsers. I also have Spybot and Adaware that I run regularly. Thanks so much in advance for anyone who can offer time to respond to my post....have a great day! :wave:
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    No wonder your computer is running slow, when you`re using that crap Symantec/Norton bloatware.

    Uninstall it, and use the free AVG antivirus programme, and the free Zonealarm firewall.

    That should get your computer back up to speed.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. galjm

    galjm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    LOL! Yeah yeah, I know now. I always thought Norton was supposed to one of the best for virus protections. Even if it were, I don't won't to compromise the performance of my computer. I'm on my way to check out those 2 programs you mentioned. And you know what really bites, is that I just dropped $45 bucks down the drain :( Oh well, you live and learn I guess. Thanks so much Howard for your quick response :)
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m sorry that you`ve just wasted $45.

    Your computer will be much better off without Norton, even if your pocket isn`t.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. galjm

    galjm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks again for the support Howard, I really appreciate it :grinthumb
  6. kaymastah

    kaymastah TS Rookie Posts: 43

    khmm... can I say somethng?

    Switch to Linux and you can pretty much forget about viruses :p As to Norton... I'm afraid they lost it some time ago, now they're like winblows - bloated, slow and greedy.
  7. galjm

    galjm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What's Linux?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Look HERE for info.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. computer help

    computer help TS Rookie Posts: 68

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