What slows Windows down?

By LNCPapa
Sep 11, 2006
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  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Absolutely brilliant mate.

    I hope every member will read those links.

    Sticky perhaps?

    Regards Howard :)
  2. altheman

    altheman Newcomer, in training Posts: 541

    Lol, Norton is at the top. Anybody surprised? :D
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Nope, not really lol.

    Resource hogging crap ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  4. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok Newcomer, in training Posts: 120

    i have like 7 of those things on my comp
    no wonder its so slow
  5. ThePhantomPain

    ThePhantomPain Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    Hehe certainly, I had a lightningfast laptop and now it's as slow as a racingsnail.
    What do you think runs on it, yup yup Norton Internet Security.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,342   +296

    toungue in cheek: attempting to use it :giddy:
  7. alidabiri

    alidabiri Newcomer, in training Posts: 540

    i knew norton will be number one at least on one thing. lol. i got rid of it 2 years ago. the only thing i have is bit defender. what do you all think about avast? is it pretty good? or crappy?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`ve been hearing some very good things about Avast, although I`ve not tried it myself yet.

    Check out this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. WiggyUK

    WiggyUK Newcomer, in training

    Wow I have 17 of those apps on my main machine lol. At least ZA isn't on there :p
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I noticed VMware Server adding a couple of seconds to startup time too (not that it would be a big deal to me), so I changed the VMware services startup types to manual.

    Fortunately I still have a fast hard disk drive :giddy:
  11. korrupt

    korrupt Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,060

    I agree with some of those, however, everything you do is gonna use system resources....? I believe the only things that should be on that list are things that are constantly running in the background, such as norton. I dont think programs such as photoshop etc should be on there.


  12. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Applications that attach something to Windows Explorer can slow the system down after startup too. For example WinRAR / WinZip context menu has to be loaded when Explorer window opens, and if it's paged out, well, slows down. The same with "New..." right-click menu, applications can add a lot of things there.
  13. jammy_gee

    jammy_gee Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    lol norton, says it all just had to agree with everyone :) Has anyone emailed the results to symnantec? Good job on posting the link
  14. hnsexeter

    hnsexeter Newcomer, in training Posts: 50

    I'm not totally susrprised - been telling my customers for 2 years to get shut

    I use AVG and Spyware Terminator, the XP Firewall or NAT Firewall is all anyone needs in that department.

    If you want to download AVG + Spyware Terminator (free and updates free) you can find them here www.pcpoorly.com (on the left hand side of the page

    (PC Poorly Ltd)
  15. greenflash

    greenflash Newcomer, in training Posts: 104

  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Thanks for the update mate.

    Regards Howard :)
  17. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    So its official, NORTON IS CRAP!!!!!!!!
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Were you ever in any doubt lol.

    Regards Howard :)
  19. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Er, nope Howard not for 1 second!!!!

    Soooo, who's for starting up LAN, League Against Norton???????????
  20. Wolfbane

    Wolfbane Newcomer, in training

    Sounds about right, I was a little surprised about Kaspersky but very nice read thanx.
  21. Charlie06

    Charlie06 Newcomer, in training

    Very interesting thread...makes you wonder how they keep selling Norton at the prices they do...when you can get the likes of AVG on a free download!!
  22. Jungchen

    Jungchen Newcomer, in training Posts: 71

    Kaspersky rules

    I use Kaspersky internet Security 6 and it works just fine...
    Norton is crap indeed !! It took me some time to erase it from my computer and eventually I had to reinstall the OS...
  23. imfamousQ

    imfamousQ Newcomer, in training

    Hey Guys,

    I use Avast and it's great. It's light on the Windows XP and it does not slow down the computer. What's better is that it has strong network shields!! I recommend it strongly!

  24. unclebobee

    unclebobee Newcomer, in training

    Windows Slowdown

    Until lately, I have had good success using BOOTVIS to speed up my PC loading....but lately it hasn't been so good...dunno rhy...I think it is a Microsoft program...Do a Google search to find it...Hope this helps.....

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