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Norton Int Security crippling my computer

By danii
Sep 27, 2008
  1. I' m running windows 98SE (I know), on a 160g pentium3 with broad-band access and firefox.

    Int Sec 2005 with antivirus updates through feb 2009.

    I would say I can't surf with it installed. The browser freezes , e-mail freezes, there are 14,000 dat files

    Please help, what can I do. I have to remove the program in order to surf at all and that is dangerous.

    Any advice is much appreciated. Is mcAfee better.
     
  2. gillianbrown

    gillianbrown Banned Posts: 141

    Dump Norton and get Avast instead, then see how it goes.

    I also suggest you have a read of this thread for removing Norton.

    Norton is well known to be one of the biggest resource hogs around and personally, I wouldn`t touch it with a barge pole.

    Gillian
     
  3. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Avast is the way to go especially since your are still using Windows 98. Hard to find a new programs that are compatible with Windows 98, thus avast. It is also a very good Av program.
     
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