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Is there a way that I can prevent Norton from slowing down my computer
Is there a way that I can prevent Norton from slowing down my computer? I would uninstall Norton then re-install it back onto my computer, but wouldn't the same problem just re-occur again? I would like to permanently fix this.
My computer dosn't slow down all of the time, just sometimes out of random. I've narrowed my search down to the last possible reason that my computer has been very slow, Norton; and have read other peoples problems from different forums using Norton and the program also slowing their computers down. Most of these peoples problems are permanent, mine only occur randomly and last for hours before going away. (Usualy about 3 - 4 hours.)
I have done many thinkgs to try and figure out what could be causing this. To save the trouble of having me do the same things again I will make a list of the things that I remember that I have done.
Cleared computer history to web browsers and windows recent memory.
Full Norton system scan (passed)
Uninstalled many programs
Downloaded Malwarebytes (passed)
Downloaded Spybot Search & Destroy (passed)
Cleaned and repaired registry
Performed a clean boot
Restored computer back to manufacturers settings
Cleaned out PC case from dust
Re-seatted hardware after cleaning them each
re-applied thermall paste to heat sink
Bought a new powersupply
Ran hadware diagnostics scan with PC Doctor (passed)
Installed the latest version of windows vista through the update advisor
Kept Norton 2011 up to date by running Live Update everyday, followed by a quick scan before shutting down.