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Old 06-14-2004, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firewall slows down my comp

I put a firewall on my comp and shortyl after installing it I noticed my comp speed drop alot. not only on the internet but also just general comp speed. So I uninstalled it. It is made by norton and is the 2004 edition. After uninstalling it my comp speeded up a graet deal. I dont think Im going to install it again. What do you think, who else is running one. OH by the way my OS is XP PRO

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Old 06-14-2004, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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:-) Norton........doh

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Old 06-15-2004, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much system memory do you have. With Win xp pro you should have 512 mbs minumum if you plan to run a functional computer.
I wish I had a computer but I am broke!!!
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by AndrewtheGreat
How much system memory do you have. With Win xp pro you should have 512 mbs minumum if you plan to run a functional computer.
That's untrue. 64mb is minimum but 128 is recommended (microsoft requirments).

But what's minimum or recommended doesn't even matter. I can tell you that I used to run my windows xp pro sp1 fine under 256mb of sdram, actually ran it perfectly, with no slow downs even with a norton firewall (not 2004 firewall). 128 is a different story. Microsfot should update their min. and rec. to 128mb and 256mb respectively.

I don't like norton firewall because I think the program installs too much stuff, process, and services. If all three of those things are slowing down your computer, then you could use a free firewall like zonealarm which uses one service and two process for a total of 6 megs of ram.
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