09-20-2011 08:20 PM
When Norton automatic scan checks my system I get the results saying that I could power boost the system. It refers me to a Power Boost document that I try to follow. Nothing happens like it says is going to happen. Already the first point "Create a System Restore Point" with 7 steps is not what happens in my computer if I try to follow the steps. Anyone?
09-20-2011 09:03 PM
Im not 100% sure what power boost is but I think it's a new paid service offered by symantec where a tech person connects to your PC remotely and cleans up things.
If so the advice you are getting is Advertising and simply that which annoys the heck out of me, an antivirus/security package should not be advertising things at all since it can be confused with genuine warnings and genuine security advice.
As for the paid service power boost I can't imagine it's much more than turning off unnecessary services and cleaning up the HDD etc. With windows 7 things like this aren't as necessary as they once were, beyond doing your own maintenance, defragging and deleting unused programs etc. so my advice is to ignore it.
wow look at that price! lol all that $ to delete temporary files and empty your recycle bin
09-20-2011 09:07 PM
The Norton Power Boost Service is a paid service. It costs $69.99 for a tech support agent to remote into your machine and clean it up. On that page is also a free PC checkup, but it is not connected to the power boost service.
Does this sound like what you are seeing?
09-21-2011 03:37 AM
Thx. It is not a paid service. It is a list of steps provided by Norton for boosting your system yourself. The bad thing is that it does not work. The screens and boxes described in the list dont occur when I try to use it. It is just annoying.
Thank you anyway.
09-21-2011 08:09 AM
Hmmm. This could be it.
09-21-2011 03:54 PM
On the DIY link provided, I've never seen it before but my initial reaction is don't do it!
Virtual memory size : windows XP, Vista and 7 all manage virtual memory well automatically I recommend not changing it ever! (unless you're a true PC expert who is changing it for a specific reason which would be rare)
Recycle bin size: Just empty your recycle bin once in a while, problem solved
Internet explorer: The newest release version is IE 9 I think and it's not bad, much better than previous versions but if youre worried about speed increases Chrome and Firefox have both been independently proven to be faster. The main thing with any browser IE FF Chrome or opera is to keep them up to date.
To the Original post in this thread I would say don't worry about the disabling of services, the difference is speed you would get you probably wouldn't notice anyway
09-22-2011 01:14 PM
It didn't look like anything I wanted to do either. No wonder the OP had trouble if those were the instructions.
09-22-2011 01:19 PM