Startin' again.

  beanyboy 18:56 19 Sep 2006

If anyone can just give me their views on the following I'd be very grateful.

My computer is slow to the point of "suicidal tendencies"

People tell me it is my Norton Systemworks and Norton Internet Security, both of which i've got and tis true they seem to scan everything coming in AND going out.

There again whilst my kit is 801 mhz , it is 6 years old and probably getting past it.

What can anyone recommend if |I want to buy a new one without breaking the bank plus , if I aint going to use Nortons again what is the best Security systems to load on which will give me "kosher" security.

I hope this is'nt to tall an order.

  STREETWORK 19:36 19 Sep 2006

When was the last time you did a clean reinstall?

Have you cleaned out all the lurking dust on the fans and cooling vanes?

Are the colling vents on the case clean?

How much memory are you throwing at it?

Have you defragged recently?

Is there enough hard disk space left for windows swap file?

If the answer to all these questions are positive, then it could just be that the system is in need of some upgrading.

  Strawballs 21:09 19 Sep 2006

Free ones that are very good are anti virus click here

Firewall Zone alarm click here

And as for a new system that won't break the bank click here

  beanyboy 10:00 20 Sep 2006

Many thanks to Streetwork and Strawballs for your replies . Much appreciated.

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