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Old 02-06-2005, 06:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Mouse Lag Every Second And More!

A few days ago I noticed my mouse would lag every one second, pretty much on the dot. I opened my windows media player and my songs to would basicallyskip every one second. This same occurance happens to soundboards on the Internet. Also, I tried to do a System Restore and the program will not allow me to go back to January for a restore. FYI, my anti-virus program is: Norton Internet Security 2005 and it is up to date as of 5 Jan 05 and a system scan was ran after update. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
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Besides having a SADLY OUT OF DATE antivirus and a Resource HOG cause Norton can take up to 200 MGS of space to run, there could be other issues. With your a/v THAT out of date, you could have spyware issues. Liz
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ooops, I meant 5 Feb 05
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Okay, 5 Feb is much better It's still a resource hog tho. Liz
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When you say resource, are you referring to my Anti-virus program? I have ran the following programs and removed any suggested problems:

AdAware SE
Kill2Me
Spyware Doctor
CW Shredder
About Buster
SpyBot Search and Destroy
Norton Anti-virus

I still cannot perform System Restores and I have this 1 second system lag, which just started. I reformatted windows well over a year ago and for some reason cannot reformat my C: after going from FAT32 to NTFS. Is there a way I can reformat. My system is old running WinXP on a mchine I bought in 2000 with 800Mhz processor and 256mb RAM.
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AdAware SE
Kill2Me
Spyware Doctor
CW Shredder
About Buster
SpyBot Search and Destroy
Norton Anti-virus
AdAware SE, SpyBot Search and Destroy, Norton Anti-virus are needed programs. Norton is a resourse hog but if you don't have a replacement for it, you HAVE to have it.

With only 256 mgs of ram tho, I would suggest downloading Avast Home/Zone Alarm Free (see the thread I previously suggested) and then while OFF LINE) uninstall Norton and install ZoneAlarm and Avast.

You might want to do what is suggested in this thread: http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=34713
And then post a HiJack log in the HiJack Log(Analyze) forum...you never know what might be lurking in your system. Liz
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For an anti/virus download one of these:
Avast! Home Edition
AntiVir Personal Edition
AVG Free Edition
All three are free for personal use.

For a firewall, download one of these:
ZoneAlarm Free
Sygate Personal Firewall
They are free for personal use.

Then download each of these programs and use them at least 2-3 times a week:
Ad-Aware SE Personal
SpyBot-Search & Destroy 1.3
Spybot - Search and Destroy DSO Exploit Fix 1.3.1 TX (this is the DSO Exploit fix for the Spybot and only has to be run ONCE)

Download these two and update 2x weekly at minimum.
SpywareBlaster
SpywareGuard
These two KEEP spyware out but do NOT remove it. Liz

Thanks, I will try all of these first...great help and start. Quick opinion question? Why do you suggest the above free A/V and not Norton? Is it simply the complexity of Norton and the strain on the system?
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That and the absolute TOTAL lack of help when it comes to tech support now. I know they say you get it free for the last two products but they also have a caveat to that and I bet dollars to donuts that your problem ALWAYS falls under the caveat!

Norton 2004 and Norton 2005 have been giving many people serious issues. If you google Norton or symantec you will be absolutely amased at the number of forums that report problems with them. Liz
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Thank you very much southernlady, my lag problem was resolved after Norton was removed. You were a great help. I owe you one!
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NOOOO, dont download Avast my clients complain badly that thing is full of spywear, download AVG Anti free much better. Plus It has 10 virus updates everysing week. Better than Nortan 2005
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