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Old 10-13-2003, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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norton anti virus takes a hell a long time to load up when i start up my computer, anyone know any reason why?

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Old 10-13-2003, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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slow system? try removing it and re-installing it.

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Old 10-30-2003, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My opinion: Norton sucks, go with McAfee.
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Norton is known for slowing down systems during startup.

What computer you running it on?

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Old 10-30-2003, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what is "hell of a long time" and what OS are you running?
I agree that Norton sucks in some situations but I have my personal "beef" with McAfee, as I used to develop for them.

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Old 10-31-2003, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mcafee sucks too,, trust me we have it at work, corporately, and other than lockups, memory glitches, sound issues, and update delays with the scheduler, it looks good,,

Norton i prefer if given the choice of the two,, but then again, could be that you have an MBR scan at boot, and if you have a hell of a lotta software,,, that will take a looong time,,

plus,, maybe your machine is poorly installed, low ram,, lacking HDD space, bad processor, or maybe ,,,, A GATEWAY!!!

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There are older versions of Norton that are a bit unstable with WinXP. I think it's 2002. If you have this one, then upgrade, look for a patch, or disable it on startup and start it yourself.
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Old 11-02-2003, 02:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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use msconfic to disable it on boot, open it when the computer is loaded.
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If I didn't have Norton this computer would turn to ****e by now, I have used it to scan soooo many things and picking up a lot of viruses (which would have infected the computer.) One file was actually sent by email to me by someone i didnt even know, it was in an email called "Re:Your Application" Norton instantly deleted it after it got scanned

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