Since the most recent NIS update, explorer.exe has been painfully slow. It is as if Norton decided to corrupt the file indexing. Anyone else have this problem?
Which version of NIS do you have on your Vista system? I'm using Norton 360 version 188.8.131.52 on a Vista machine (x64); a couple of months ago, I noticed that my hard drive seemed to be taking much longer to perform searches for files and programs than it used to. Thinking that it might be an old drive starting to go bad, I took a system image and put it on a brand-new drive.
Search is still painfully slow. The only thing that I've found to make it faster is to disable N360 live updates. Supposedly they take place only once per hour, but if I disable them for, say, 5 hours, then Search speeds up for 5 hours, and then it gets slow again.
I don't have Norton 360. I have Norton Internet Security. Mine is a 32-bit system. My problem occurred immediately after a software upgrade, NOT definition update. I found from a separate thread that Norton jacks up your windows explorer indexing so I simply reindexed and it appears to have solved the problem.
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