Is Anti-virus software causing a slow down?

  zorgalite 11:11 29 Jan 2005

Recently I had problems with things(adware) which had attached themselves to my computer,(pop ups, modified toolbars, etc, and decided the best way to get rid was to do a system restore.
Did this and installed Norton systemworks 2005, but now, thigs appear to be very slowed down.
My system is Win98, and the computer has P3 processor (450Mhz), 64mb RAM(in properties, it says 65% recources availible), and 12Gb hard disk.Also, on the start up menu, there is Trend PC-cilin98. Could this also be causing a problem? Also when I istalled the Norton, it prompted me to install MS Internet Explorer(ver 6.0)from the files on the disc, which I did, but is my machine too out of date to support this?

  VoG II 11:14 29 Jan 2005

If you have PC-cillin running at the same time as Norton, this could be causing a slow-down. You should only run one anti-virus program at a time.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:32 29 Jan 2005

I have removed Norton from over 5 into this what you will. personally I would put AVG and click here and you will have no problems.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:39 29 Jan 2005

Norton is notorious for hogging resources.

Will really slow you down if low on memory etc. to start with.

  zorgalite 17:53 29 Jan 2005

Thank you all for your response. Think I might persist with the Norton for the time being, as I'd rather have a slow machine than one full of viruses, and addware.

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