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Old 09-02-06, 05:05 PM
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My Norton freezes up on me...any suggestions?

My Norton Antivirus freezes up on a certain file. A temp file saved under "local settings". It won't go any farther. The PC doesn't lock up, but it just stays on this file until I cancel the scan.

It did this with the 2005 trial version preloaded on the PC, and now the 2006 I just bought and installed today.

I tried finding that folder to delete the temp file but couldn't find it.

Any suggestions?
Old 09-02-06, 05:31 PM
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Delete Norton and use something that is not a memory hog! Norton is a bloated, resource hogging @#$%!

Opinions vary wildly on the best program. I've used the free version of AVG for a couple of years and have not had ANY virus get through.

Search the keyword "antivirus" for tons of info or click the link below:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/search.php?searchid=1588515

Good luck!
Old 09-02-06, 06:28 PM
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You should boot the machine in safe mode and delete all the temp files (they are in the local settings directory you speak of) manually and empty the recycle bin

Restart and re-run the norton scan.

Symantec is one of the best at detection. It is very possible that you ran AVG for years, had a virus on your machine and never knew it because your AV tool didn't detect it. Therefore, you think your AV tool is great
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
It is very possible that you ran AVG for years, had a virus on your machine and never knew it because your AV tool didn't detect it. Therefore, you think your AV tool is great
It's also possible that the same could be said for any AV software (including Norton) if it's your sole source of detection. Fortunately, I use several methods to check my machines. I believe in redundancy.
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Yes, running several programs is the best. Most don't.
Old 09-03-06, 05:45 AM
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Get NOD32, its uses the fewest resources of any realtime antivirus software and its detection rates are among the best.

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