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Norton Firewall slows computer, crashes web tabs
New Windows installs on 2 x virtually identical Dell laptops, Windows 10, i5 dual core, 16GB ram, SSDs, display the same problems - often web performance not as you would expect, especially slow loading pages, tabs often seeming to crash (no response when clicked) overall just very slow and frustrating to use. Re-installed Windows 7 in desperation as felt it may be due to the fact that time had caught up with these 2011 laptops!. Tried all sorts until it was suggested to turn off Norton. Turned off the Norton firewall and turned on Windows firewall. Hey presto, computers both behave as would be expected, stable and fast page loading, no tabs crashing for the last 7 days. I guess I may try and figure out if there is a part of the "smart firewall" that's being a bit dumb, but tempting to just leave it switched off - I love the password manager but don't really care about the rest of NIS