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Problem with Norton Insight Submssions taking a long time to complete


I currently have Norton IS 2009 installed on a Vista-based laptop. Everything works in a timely manner (i.e. Quickscan, definition download, pulse downloads, Norton Community Watch etc) except for Norton Insight Submission, which takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes to complete. During this time, my laptop performance degrades significantly. As other people have pointed out, I can see when Norton is taking up a lot of CPU usage by bringing up the Norton program, and clicking on "CPU Usage". While the "Norton Insight Submission" task is running, it takes up at least 50% of my CPU's capacity.

I have tried removing the program, running the Norton Removal Tool several times, and reinstalling. Still no help.

Here's the strange part: I have IS 2009 installed on my desktop, and when I look at the log on that computer, it shows Norton Insight Submission usually only lasts 3 to 10 minutes, and sometimes as short as 1 1/2 minutes.

Does anyone know if the IS 2009 directs the computer to certain servers at Norton? If so, could this be the cause of why some people--or some machines--have this problem with Norton Insight Submission while others do not?




Re: Problem with Norton Insight Submssions taking a long time to complete

Hi Yuenr,


Welcome to Norton Community!


The CPU consumption during the Norton Insight Submission is a normal behavior and as it happens only when your computer is Idle, you don't have to worry about it. This was discussed earlier in many threads, here are some of them:










Re: Problem with Norton Insight Submssions taking a long time to complete

You are saying NIS Insight Submission only runs when idle. The problem a great many people had/have is that it runs at full CPU usage when the PC is NOT idle.

I had the problem and for me a complete renewal of NIS cured the problem but it clearly does not work for everyone. The PC becomes unusable even trying to restart takes a while, my PC has a restart button which I used many times.

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