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Norton Auto-Protect Hanging up computer periodically
Starting about 6-8 weeks ago, Norton Security has started locking up my computer for ~5 minutes or so when starting some applications. Can alt-tab and interact with some apps, but anything launching or trying to draw a window or task bar is hosed (for example if I already have chrome up I can read something already open, but I cannot click a link while in this state). After about that time, it comes back
It is almost always kicked off by launching an program or app. Within a computer session or a few days it will be consistent as to what app causes the issue. For example, right now Thunder Bird email and IntelliJ cause problems as does running some builds in my development work (I am a developer, nothing special or kernel, just personal projects for webapps). If Itunes is running,the song continues to play and hangs after it ends before it can play next song. etc.
If I disable auto-protect, problems disappear. If a re-enable, problems are back. Sometimes the apps change over time - there was a period where thunder bird was okay but quicken (it has a web based splash screen) and chrome was a problem.
It is beginning to render using my computer unusable.
I have been running norton a while (years) and its been fine until this summer. I initially experienced issue under Windows 10, and continue to experience it under Anniversary update. I have uninstalled Norton and re-installed with no change.