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# 1. Have a dell desk top- 2 years old-not much used, seems slow and gets virus - have a Norton antivirus, like to boost up the speed . # 2. Suggestion for buying new middel of teh road laptop. Heard Apple is good but almost 2X of Dell. Thanks

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Try remove norton is heavy software, use a light like avg or kapersky antivirus. Aplle is deditated only grafics applications, or video . the price is the very high, and you dont have the same tech specs is lower than normal computer.

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1 this helped me .http://www.fixya.com/support/r5272277-secure_clean_computers
2 apple is expensive because of the style, buy it if you have the money, if not go for the dell

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My computer is running slow it is a Dell and I have Norton 360 can you help me speed up?


Never use Norton Anti Virus, it is very hard software makes computer very slow, even Virus does not do that.


In my opinion use Avira Anti Virus. This is very light and powerfull anitvirus ever and also came 1 year full free with / in Chip Magazine DVD, and also can download from Internet as well as update too.



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Mar 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Norton Advantages & Disadvantages


<p>Advantages & Disadvantages:-<br /> <p>Though Norton anti-virus products and its various versions are one of the best protection software, Norton anti-virus software has some advantages and disadvantages.<br /> <p> <br> <p>Advantages: -<br> <p>When Symantec redesign Norton for Widows compatibility, Norton becomes one of the best protection software in the market. With its every release Norton introduced new features or upgraded features. Norton release new versions almost every year. Some unique features of Norton anti-virus are Sonar protection, File Insight, Network Insight, Power Eraser tool etc. which provides more reliable protection against viruses and other malicious code. It can run at background to work silently. It will warn you before running or installing malicious programs. It can protect your computer spreading viruses from your Facebook feed, e-mail attachments. Simple user interface will help you to work more easily. Norton provides PC utility tool to tune-up your pc and Backup and Restore tool. You can solve your problems online from tech support, where you can find answers for possible problems, use-one-click-solution-first to solve your problems manually and customer help desk, where you can interact with tech support personnel for your query.<br> <p> <br> <p>Disadvantages:- <br> <p>While Norton offers variety of benefits to its users, there are also some drawbacks as well. Prior to the 2009 version of Norton anti-virus, reviews claimed that the software required considerable memory to run, this slowed down the overall performance of the computer. Computers that have an old copy installed might experience this resource issue.<br> <p> <br> <p>Uninstalling is another drawback of Norton. If you attempt to remove Norton Antivirus, the uninstallation process proves difficult. This is one area where Norton fails to compete with its competitors, according to PC Antivirus Reviews. Reviewers asserted, "Uninstalling Norton is nowhere near as good as uninstalling McAfee, which sets the standard for fast, clean, easy uninstallation for anti-virus software."

on Mar 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Computer speed


There are several ways to boost a Computer and there are also several reasons why the Computer is slow, like virus, ram, temporary files, cookies, cache files, cpu overheating, motherboard dust-clogged, power supply, etc..etc..

[in most cases antivirus like Norton slows down the system which makes the system unstable. Also note that there's no multiple antivirus softwares installed on your system, if so uninstall both or all and reinstall which you think is most effective]

Well, first try with this utility....(click here to download)
Install it, run both the "Cleaner" and "Registry" cleaner. Restart your computer and check if it helps or not.
If this doesn't help, you need to check the whole system, I would suggest you to clean everything inside the box including the ram and the cpu with the heat-sink as well. Blow away all the dust on the motherboard and on the power supply unit. (you'll need to disassemble your system to do this).

It's also important to install an updated antivirus and run a full system virus scan.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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What the disadvantages of norton antivirus and what are the performance norton antivirus


Norton may slow down the performance of your computer,and it is a paid software what i think is instead of going with this you can download any of these free software (avg,avast or avaira) they all are free for one year and do the same thing what norton does without slowing down your computer.

Mar 03, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Reinstalled os and now pc runs slow, network card does not work?


The 4 top anti-virus on planet,
G-Data
Avira
Kaspersky
Norton 2009

If you where running AVG, get rid of it as it is garbage, it is 21 out of top 20 virus software. You can download a free repair tool from Avira
also that is run is dos(before windows starts) and you would not have to reinstall the OS.

As for your drivers, just go to the mfg site and you can get all the drivers you need for the hardware on your system.

http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/index.htm

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My computer is very slow


use antivirus norton antivirus 2009 that will help you

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Best antivirus


Hi! The best antivirus that won't slow down your computer is NOD32 2.7. You can download it in torrents sites. Also free up your startup memory using HIJACKTHIS I'm sure this make your computer clean from viruses. GOOD LUCK

thanks.

Mar 15, 2009 | Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2008: Windows

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Norton Internet Security 2009 Causes Blue Screen of Death.


Hi there
Thats Norton for you! this is a very heavy and memory hungry program, it takes control of your computer and if you have not got enough system or virtual memory it will cause the pc all kinds of problems. To fix this either upgrade the system memory or don't use Norton, use AVG free instead, its a lighter program and lets you have some speed back over the internet.

good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

Feb 11, 2009 | Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009

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Computer Speed and clean up


First for adware and virus removal I recommend threatfire which is a free download. I personally use this also.
It can be download here: http://www.threatfire.com/download/

For computer speed and optimization, I recommend iobit advanced systemcare free which also free. I have used this to optimize my system also. It also helps with internet optimization.
You can find it here: http://iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html

I hope you are satisfied with these products as I use them also and they have done great things for me. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

Jan 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop

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Downloads


Norton 360 has the entire norton protection suite built into it. On top of the firewall, phishing protection, and e-mail protection it also has norton antivirus built right into it. So yes, you have to uninstall antivirus to install 360, but 360 just installs antivirus again. If you ever decide to go back to using just antivirus you can simply redownload it off their web site. Peter

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