Norton Antivirus

@hopeful28 (1439)
Singapore
January 20, 2007 7:42am CST
Does anybody else have similar problems with the Norton Antivirus? It seems that it slows down the system quite a bit. I get very frustrated when I have to wait a long time to do anything. Any suggestions to remedy this?
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13 responses
@addy4all (638)
• India
22 Jan 07
i was having the same problem so i changed my antivirus to avast which is fast when compared to norton....i m using the pcin home so its gud only......
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
4 May 07
I have uninstalled my norton antivirus and am now using avira which is definitely better and doesn't drag my system speed down as much.
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
we the same problem with norton anti virus..so i decided to changes..norton use lot of memory..even when you restart your pc..takes long time to boot..norton antivirus is so strict makes computer slow..it is good protecting for viruses but there are some viruses that norton cant detect like .eml virus. it is nimda that broke my computer a months ago. even i have norton. so i changes it
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
4 May 07
I don't have a good impression of norton either. It slows my system up to the point that I feel like throwing out the computer at times, lol! I have since changed to avira which seems to be doing fine now and the speed of my system is definitely improved.
@gray1219 (96)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
Norton anti virus eats your computer resources like hell..... it'll slow your computer to a crawl unless you have tons of gigabytes of rams use other anti virus that are lighter on resources and won't eat up as much memory like Norton does
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@smbilalshah (1318)
• Pakistan
20 Jan 07
McAfee - McAfee anti virus
yes i had it long ago and used to have same problems with it and it has a lot of bugs too, like when ever you open any documents, it starts installing word.....and when i tried to uninstal it, it screwed my windows and i had to instal windows all over again. I use McAfee now, its a lot better and lighter
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• India
30 May 07
I used Norton antivirus 4 years back, and had similar problems. When I ran it, the program itself was very slow, and scanned for a very long time. And, after the scan stopped, the system became very slow, and I had to restart it. When that edition of norton expired, I didn't use the new edition, just because of that. Now I am using Avast, which is not that good, but doesn't makes my PC slow.
@milott (2649)
• India
28 May 07
It is indeed very much true that norton antivirus does slow down your system. I have been using it in the past for quite some time and had to struggle hard to keep my system run fast. I could not find any solution to make it run faster when norton is running. So, i decided to stop using it and now i am using Avast antivirus which is free to use and it does not slow down my computer and does its job quite effectively these days. I would suggest you to try that for a few days and if you are satisfied with it you can continue.
• India
4 May 07
The old one's did have a problem, but the latest norton security suite is the fastest to get released this year.
@Mikaelo (191)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
You are not alone...I also encountered the same problem way back when I was using NAV 2005. The reason for this is that it loads up too many processes which eats up your RAM. Unless you have a pretty big memory space, your system will remain slow unless you replace Norton with other anti-virus program. Try NOD32, it will definitely increase your system performance.
@milott (2649)
• India
21 Jan 07
Yes, it did indeed slowed down my computer some time back, it would take ages to load a page or open a word document for me. So, i uninstalled it and started using free version software called Avast and now there is no such problem for me, maybe you could also try this. By the way you won't get all the features available in Norton in avast because the former is paid and the latter is free and you will have obvious drawbacks for choosing free software, if you can bear it then you can use the free AVast version without any hesitation.
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
20 Jan 07
I had this problem with each and every antivirus I tried, untill I found norton corporate, I am using it since its 7th version was on, now its 10th version, and perhaps within a year we can find the next version, its very different from normal norton antivirus, if u still think that 10th version is slowing down ur windows, u just install its 8th version !
@deacon (58)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
if you want to have a much more reliable antivirus and that doesn't eat up system resources try nod32.it's fast,eats up less resources and cleans effectively. ^_^
@flikkenni (540)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 07
Me too, my computer slows down since i use norton antivirus. My friend said that my computer was slow down because norton antivirus was running in the background and it was use a lot of memory, so your computer slows down maybe because your much of your memory were used by norton antivirus. So i uninstall norton antivirus and changed it to norman virus control which use less memory.
@jinuxnet (675)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
we have a similar problems, for me as an I.T. Using Norton antivirus is slow down the computer system. I would like to suggest to use a new Antivirus program, i suggest McAfee version 8.0i and you will the effects after you uninstall the noron Antivirus.