Laptop Question

  Slithe 11:54 14 Dec 2005

Hi, instead of upgrading the RAM on my laptop, I've had a look at where the system resources are being used, and the main culprit is Norton.

What I wanted to know:

1) If I remove Norton, will this free up the system resources and speed up the system. A current look at the XP Task Manager shows only 158MB from 458MB is freely available.

2) What alternatives are there, that are reliable, secure, stable, not too heavy on the resources and free. I used one free alternative in the past and that allowed a virus to be downloaded onto the system.

3) If I go for a free alternative, how do I completely remove Norton?

Thanks for any help

  Belatucadrus 12:17 14 Dec 2005

1) It will help, as dependant on which version of Norton you're using about 64Mb of your RAM. It isn't however going to free everything as XP will tend to use what's available.

2) Something like avast! click here will be using about half that.

3) click here you haven't stated what version of Norton you've got, so you may need to search around a bit for specific instructions.

  Slithe 12:19 14 Dec 2005

I'm using Norton AV and Firewall 2005

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