Thanks Jimmy and Tom. Success, I've removed Norton with symNRT and installed Avast. PC now running very fast and pages load so quickly. If only I'd known it was Norton slowing it down I'd have got rid of it years ago, I just thought pc was on it's last legs!
I have only logged on since I was speaking to you yesterday. Your question about activex, it is not a program and you just click the bar that appears at the top of the internet explorer browser and click install active x. It would not insall a program onto your computer it just takes control to perform that norton uninstall because I tried it first to make sure it worked before I gave it to you.
I know that info above doesnt matter any more as you got the problem fixed but I was just answering your question. I am glad you got it fixed.
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