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My computer has run slow and I cannot download programs or updates from the internet since I removed my Norton's System Works several weeks ago. I installed the 2008 Norton's 360 and it does not help. I cannot get the live update for the Norton's 360. The update always fails. I tried using the Norton Removal tool. However, I cannot download it.

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Might seem silly but easiest way out is to reinstall windows and do not use Norton find another anti virus etc.as you can spend hours trying to find a solution

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I have a Compaq CQ2103WM computer running Windows XP, it currently has 0 bytes of disk space. What could be causing low disk space after running disk cleaner, Ccleaner, deleting most software, programs...


You need to do a chkdsk on this and see what comes up with that. This will check all of the partitions. It may be that the drive is bad. On start up you can hit f10 and perform a disc scan as well.

Oct 07, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Need to remove norton security


  1. Please download and save SymNRT.exe to your desktop.
  2. Close all programs and double click on the tool.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Restart the computer if asked.
  5. Then delete the SymNRT.exe tool from your desktop.
  6. Open the Program Files folder on your local disk ( normally C: )
  7. Find and delete the following folders (if present):
    • Norton AntiVirus
    • Norton Internet Security
    • Norton SystemWorks
    • Norton Personal Firewall
excl.gif The removal program can get rid of the following Norton Programs:
  • Norton AntiVirus 2004/2005/2006
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional 2004
  • Norton AntiVirus 3, 5 and 10 User Pack 2004/2005/2006
  • Norton GoBack 3.1/3.5/3.6/4.0/4.1
  • Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional Edition
  • Norton SystemWorks 2005/2006 Premier
  • Norton SystemWorks 2004/2005/2006
  • Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition
  • Norton Password Manager 2004
  • Norton Internet Security 2004/2005/2006
  • Norton Internet Security 5 and 10 User Pack 2004/2005/2006
  • Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition 8.2
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2004/2005/2006
  • Norton AntiSpam 2004/2005
  • Norton Ghost 2003/9.0/10.0
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u can find symnrt in ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/linked_files/tsgen/SymNRT.exe

Jul 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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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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I purchased this computer, 2 gig memory last year. I had just put in Norton and it is running SUPER slow. How can I reset this computer to run normal? This is not the laptop


I have known several people who have had similar issues with norton, It seems to be quite resource hungry, if you really want to keep norton then I would suggest a RAM upgrade to give your machine more power, alternatively, you could try another antivirus, I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it works well for me.

However, check to see if norton is running a system scan, this will almost definately make your machine run slower.

May 05, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Computer runs slow. which antivirus is best for installing.


Hi,
Microsoft works constantly to release updates to Windows and other Microsoft products, including Office. At Microsoft Update, you can find and install all these updates—not just the critical ones. Often, these updates will improve your computer's performance.
You can make life easier by automating Microsoft Update so your computer downloads and installs all the updates without you having to worry about them.
To automate Microsoft Update:
  1. In your Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. In the Automatic Updates dialog box, check the Automatic (Recommended) check box. You can define the time of day when your computer checks for updates. If the computer finds any updates, it will download and install them automatically for you.
  3. Click OK.
    66797_peakperform09.jpg Automate Microsoft Update to keep your computer up to date.
Install antivirus and antispyware programs Computer viruses and spyware (hidden software that gathers information about you without your knowledge or consent when you're using a computer) both reduce system performance. Computer viruses can not only reduce performance, but they can also destroy data. Any computer that accesses the Internet should have antivirus and antispyware programs installed.
Smooth running
Follow these steps and you'll have your computer purring like a vintage Porsche (or whatever your dream car of choice is). And the best part? Maintaining your computer is a lot less messy than an automobile. You don't even have to roll up your sleeves

May 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My computer is very slow


on your desktop click on START, then click on RUN, a small windows will open. Type in (msconfig) without the parenthesis., this will open the system configuration windows and make sure (Normal startup is selected) then click on the (STARTUP) tab, click on disable all and then click on APPLY and then OK. a message windows will appear to restart your computer, click on DO NOT RESTART NOW buttom. this will disable programs that start with windows when you turn on your computer to make your computer start faster.

Use this link to learn how to speed up your computer:
http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx
I also recommend using an anti-virus software like (Kaspersky, Norton, Trend Micro or McAfee) internet security software to scan and protect your PC.

You can also download and install Glary Utilities from this website:
http://www.glarysoft.com/

also Run Microsoft Update to download new drivers and software updates to make sure your pc has enough resources to run programs.

My advice is do not run too many programs at the same time, this may cause your system to freeze and become unresponsive.

Comment back if this doesn't help and lets go deep into making your computer faster like running SYSTEM RESTORE, UPGRADING MEMORY, etc.
Good Luck.



Apr 20, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Slow and constent ly having to {restore } refresh screen back up


why you are getting this issue is norton internet security as wellas trend micro both of them are firewalls so better you can keep one firewall so better remove the trend micro.

Mar 14, 2009 | Gateway GT5056 PC Desktop

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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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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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