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Norton Internet Security Is Performing Background Tasks - Causing System Instability Problems
AMD Athlon XP 3500+
DFI nForce4 UltraD
2Gigs Corsair XMS PC3200
WD Raptor 74Gig
Norton 90-day Trial with about 65 days left.
I'm the kind of guy who almost never restarts my computer. Maybe once every week or two. However, I was one of the Norton users effected by the "Symantec System Framework Failed" which would cause my Outlook to stop connecting, so the last few weeks I've had to restart almost everyday just to get Outlook working again. Now, Norton finally issued a fix for that error, and have caused another problem. NIS2009 is such a great step forward for Norton, I love it, they seem like the took so many steps forward with this product, but somehow took steps back in terms of compatibility with Windows.
The last two days maybe, I have been coming back to my computer (after it's been left idle for a while) the message "Norton Internet Security Is Performing Background Tasks" in the bottom right hand corner of my screen. When I see this, my system is either completely locked, or completely unstable. The message doesn't go away, but I am able to "X/Close" it. After I close it, explorer usually crashes if I try to do anything. This morning I woke up to one of those messages in my lower right hand corner. My Outlook would not connect to get any mail, then I tried to copy some files to my thumb drive and right clicking on the files caused explorer to lock/crash and I had to end up restarting.
My system has been rock solid for years, Norton has to be the issue.
Unfortunately Norton isn't causing any error reports that I can paste it, Norton itself isn't crashing that I can tell, but something in that "Norton Internet Security Is Performing Background Tasks" is causing problems with other parts of Windows.
Is anyone else having this issue? Can a Norton representative confirm they are aware of this issue?