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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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Hello
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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Norton Anti-virus says my drivers need updating, but when I go click on them to update the computer says they are fine. So what else could be wrong? My computer is running slow, and I cannot play any


Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Norton Removal Tool 2012.0.5.15:
http://majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_SymNRT_d4749.html

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Jul 27, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Do you have Norton Anti-Virus on your PC.


8 out of 10 computers have Norton Anti-Virus installed on their PC. Or you getting message to tell you to update your subscription? If so read on.

Have you notice that your PC is slowing down, or you getting blue screens, is your PC slow to boot, those your PC shutdown really slow. Are you getting pop-ups stating that your PC is infected. These are all symptoms of an out of date Norton Ant-Virus subscription. Even if you have have a current Norton Anti-Virus subscription you may still be infected.

OK, so here is how to fix your PC. First if you do not want to use Norton Anti-Virus anymore you need to remove it. You need to remove it from the control panel add/remove programs. You also need to get the Norton removal tool from Symantec, which makes Norton Anti-Virus. Watch my video from more details. Click here

So now your PC should be running better than before. Remember once Norton Anti-Virus is removed you need to scan it for viruses and then protect it. I recommend and personal use Avast, it is Free for home users and it simply works. Avast does not slow down your computer and it updates everyday with a visual and audio indicators. What more could you ask for. I use Malwarebyte's Anti-Mal ware on-line protection in conjunction with Avast for total protection. You can get that here. Try the free version first and it will get all those infections that Norton Anti-Virus failed to protect. Then upgrade to the Pro version if you need it. Here is the site http://www.malwarebytes.org/.

So now your PC is virus free and protected. What else can you do. I would get Ccleaner from www.ccleaner.com, this is also a free utility that I use. It removes all those temp files and other junk that is slowing down your PC. I do not recommend any registry programs. If you have any those on your PC. You need to remove them, they do not work.

The last thing you need to get is to de-frag your hard drive. I use this one. It is also Free so get it. Click here.

So now you are done and your PC should be a lot faster and better. However if you are still having issues you need to reload your whole operating system. Most people do not have the original CD so you will have to get a professional to do this. If you need help with that you can visit my site at www.adjustservices.com.

I hope this tip was helpful.
R. Walker Sr.



on May 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to remove a virus/spyware infection off your PC


I remove viruses for a living and I wanted to share the ways that I remove and protect a PC from future infections.

I have learned that 95% of all computers have some form of anti-virus or anti-spyware preinstalled on the hard drive. 100% of the time it is trial subscription. Which means it will only last 30-60 days. If you do not renew your subscription your PC will eventually become infected.

Here is my plan of action.
1. Go to the control panel and chose software programs. This will show you what is installed. Look for Norton Anti-Virus or Live Update. Norton is the most common installed piece of software that I run into, so let's focus on Norton. If Norton Anti-Virus is not removed completely it will slow down your computer. It will cause your computer to become infected. It will cause blue screens. Believe me I know and I have cleaned hundreds of PCs'.
2. In order to completely remove Norton off your PC. You need click here. This will take you to the Norton uninstall utility page. Pick the version that you have and run it. Reboot your PC. Make sure Norton is removed by checking into the control panel and then go to program icon. This will bring up a list of programs that currently are installed on your PC. Make sure Norton or Live Update is not present. If it is highlight it and click on remove.
3. Now you need to download Malwarebytes, click here.
This is a FREE tool that will remove almost any infections that are out there and may be out there. I only use the FREE version and it has created a lot of business for me. Run it and make sure you update it. Then do a scan. A quick scan works most of the time. If any infections are found, just remove and reboot your PC. You should be virus free. If this does not work boot to safe mode and run Malwarebytes again. Your PC should be clean.
4. Now you need good Anti-Virus. I recommend Avast. Again the Free Home version works for me. If you really need the protection go for the Pro version. Click here for a Free home version of Avast. Install, register and reboot. Your PC is clean and you are now protected.

Check out my short video for more info. Click
Enjoy
R. Walker Sr.



on Mar 27, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Emachine w4885 keeps ending programs and very slow?


Hello,

There are many cases of a computer slowing down even to a crawl. As well as freezing, programs crashing etc.

The first is spyware and virus's. These two things can be eliminated by using some free removal tools that I personally use myself.
Anti-Virus: AVG Free Edition
Anti-Spyware: Malwarebytes Anti Malware

You can use your own if you already have software installed. If you already have anti-virus software installed you would have to completely remove it before installing AVG free, or it could cause problems having two anti-virus programs installed.

The second cause is junk files and a damaged registry, I recommend one program that is also free that will fix both of the above problems.
Click Here to Get CCleaner

Run these programs and complete the scans while rebooting your PC before using the next program. This will allow your PC to finalize any changes made by the programs themselves.

You can also remove programs that you don't use to free up harddrive space.

Thank you for choosing Fixya.
-Daniel

Sep 26, 2010 | E-Machines W4885 PC Desktop

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I have a trojan virus on my computer. I've been


Download avasticlear from the link http://www.ziddu.com/download/8364900/avastantivirusremover.zip.html and run .

Once you finish you get mesage, click yes, reboot your pc ,now you can install other antivirus

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Jan 29, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My PC generally runs slow and takes a long time boot-up


You need to give more information, especially what operating system you are running. Lets presume its Windows XP...
Your PC is likely loading a lot of applications at startup that are taking so long to load and settle down. You can determine if this is the issue by doing the following:
  1. Click "Start" button and then "Run..."
  2. Type in "msconfig" and click "OK"
  3. Select the "Diagnostic startup" option and then "Apply"
  4. Follow reboot options and when rebooted see if this improves your startup/speed
  5. If it does (it should) then you can browse the list of applications you are loading (the "Startup" tab) and turn them on one by one until you find the offending application.
  6. Once found, either leave it off the startup list in msconfig, or uninstall it completely.
Another option that is less technical is to install an application like Norton Systemworks/360. It's speedstart utility is a more user-friendly version of msconfig and can automate the process of eliminating the startup and system hogs in your list of startup applications. Be warned that if your anti-virus software i not Norton you'll have to uninstall it as Norton's doesn't play well with others. However Norton's anti-virus does a superb job so you'll still be protected.
Hope this helps.

Dec 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My Norton anti virus has stopped working and will not activate


Bro, my suggestion is, you uninstall you Norton Anti-virus including the Symantec folder installation then install one that is free but can still perform as good as Norton. I am not saying NOrton Anti-Virus is a bad program but, it is systemic and slows down your computer a bit. Norton is a great product everybody kows that !!!! What i can share with you is that, try downloading AVG free or AVAST home edition for which, if you are connected to your net, they regularly send updates to your computer as long as you are registered and your key is up to date. If your Norton Anti-virus is notactivating, it only means one thing, it's not updated.


Nov 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I got free norton trial with new laptop, about to expire so yesterday I ordered,as recomended, extended download service,norton internet security subscription and norton SystemWorks basic edition upgrade....


Chances are, the software that is already in your computer will be able to connect to its website and after entering an authorization code provided to you when you ordered it, the software should update itself. Otherwise, contact Norton's website directly.

Jul 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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After i install norton antivirus protection, my computer runs very slow .can you please help?


Hi,

That is usually the case. Norton eats up a lot of resources. If it is slowing the computer too much, either uninstall it, turn off real time protection or get more RAM for your PC.

May 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Please completley remove the norton security from my computer...trying to run something comcst says you need to do something to rmove it...please do asap ...thank you


Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

After rebooting, go back into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for Symantec or Norton's Live Update, remove that as well. Also remove any other Symantec/Norton Anti-Virus or Internet Security programs as well. Then reboot the computer again.

Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

My suggestions for much better anti-virus would be...

- Kaspersky Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- AVG Free Anti-Virus at http://free.grisoft.com, they also have more elaborate versions with more protection for a cost.

I personally use AVG on my computers, and my family does as well. It's very effective and gets out viruses that even Norton cannot remove.

Mar 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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