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My computers running v slow

I bought a second hand pc it worked brill till i went online and installed norton anti virus now it takes ten mins to boot up and every thing takes ages wot can i add to speed it up?

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  • stevenmcleod Jun 05, 2008

    memory is ram yes? it has 256mb of ram it has a intel pentium 4 and wos made for xp. the bloke i bought it from recondisons pc's i dont no a lot else. some one said put more ram in it but when i put it in the pc wont start up i dont no if i bought the right stuff? thanks for taking the time to help me

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Norton antivirus is one of the most effecient and good anti virus today.  Just Up grade you memory to higher
so that you can solve the problem.

Let me know that i had fixed the problem and rate me as fixya

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Remove norton it's a memory hog.
try macphee. Better yet, If your internet provider has security software install that instead.
In adition how much memory does the unit have AND just how old is it?
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My dell computer doesn't produce any sounds and norton anti virus when installed doesn't work. Thanks in advance for the Help. noiz


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Second, go to dell website and download and install the ac97 drivers for your model of dell, those are required for the sound to work.

Third, uninstall Norton and install the security essentials.

That will give you anti-virus/malware protection, it's free, and works better than Norton.

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i understand u r problem..

norton anti-virus is one of the most powerful anti-virus..
it takes lot of memory...
after installing norton u r system may be slow.. but it depends on u r system configaration.

if u r system already contains virus before installing norton .
then what you have to do is right click on my computer icon and start scaning with norton . then i maximum try to clean the virus .

if it does not did so then i will tell u another solution..

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Ok then i guess you should try repairing the NORTON by running the installation again and choosing the reapir option or the next option is to use another anti virus.

you can visit www.avast.com/eng/programs.html and download avast! 4 home edition free edition.
please restart your pc before installing the avast.
after installing try updating and schedule a boot scan by
  1. cutting and pasting this "W62911071H4800A1106-PJY5XRR5" when prompted for the registration key.
  2. click on the menu icon at the top left of the avast window.
  3. click on "schedule a boot scan" and restart your pc

Good luck !!

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