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Running out of space on c drive due to norton dat files can detete them

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    Philip McMahon May 11, 2010

    Is it the norton files that are taking up the space? This is unlikely unless the program is malfunctioning.

    However, a program I reccomend you use to save space is CCleaner - you can download it from here:
    Don't do the registry cleanup - just the standard ones.

    If it is norton that is malfunctioning then I suggest you re-install it, just make sure you download any updates after installation.

    Good luck, hope this helps.
    Philip McMahon


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Hope what I said helped, feel free to say so if you need more assistance.


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Norton is known to be memory intensive. Depending on the size of you HD - you may want to save some of your documents on an external drive instead - (good for backing up of you system too.) Run the disk clean up utility found in Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup then defrag the HD. This will give you some extra space. Last is either uninstall Norton and get a less memory hog such and Trend Micro. Hope this helps.

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    I can't get my norton to install. my computer doesn't have enough space, and I don't know what to delete. I have already clean my c drive and it want let me defrag. Also my computer keeps cutting off.

    install norton to another drive ,
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    go run give it

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