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    Just wondering if anyone else here is using Norton Antivirus 2007 and if so is it causing problems with your computer? I put in on my computer in December and it's driving me nuts!!! It seems as if a process called "AppSvc32.exe" runs constantly in the background and gobbles up memory to the extent that my computer runs at a snails pace. When I end the process with Task Manager it stops for a few minutes and then fires back up and takes over again. In my case the protection appears to be worse than a virus!!!!
    If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

  • #2
    In your Norton menu, click on the options, and you should be able to disable the real-time protection (I turn mine off when I'm not using the internet); there is a default that has it turn back on after a few minutes...

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

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    • #3
      I used to do PC tune-ups on the side and there were many times I wiped out their Norton program because it was causing more problems than it was worth. One Norton feature, which really slowed things down on some PC's, was Norton Go Back.

      I am definitely not a fan of Norton. I used to install and use AVG antivirus. I now have switched to Avast. They are both free programs and all upgrades are free. I have found these programs catch infections that Norton missed.
      Mike

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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      • #4
        That's how I've been coping with it Bob. Sometimes it works until Norton does a scheduled virus scan and then it grabs my system again. I just upgraded for two years and hate to install new virus protection but this is getting ridiculous....Live and learn I guess??
        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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        • #5
          You should be able to set the priority as well in that options setting...I use the corporate edition I got from a friend, and it allows me to set the priority. When I'm playing video games, I set it WAY down!

          Bob
          www.GrobetUSA.com

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          • #6
            I had norton 2002 and it was great for five years....than i had to upgrade...indeed 2007...it drove me against the walls, it is so irritating and the program has so many roots hidden in your computer untill a friend gave me the new McAfee...it does the same as Nav 2007 and runs even more smoother than 2007.....I really noticed the change going to McAfee.
            Never again i will have any Norton programs on my computer and even have said so...i never had any viruses or trojans on my computer with Nav 2002, but with Nav 2007 i had straight away 2 virusses and 26 trojans.
            So get McAfee on your computer and ditch Nav 2007.

            Danny
            My website: www.intarsia.co.uk
            That stuff on the floor....did my head just lost it??

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            • #7
              Yep!!! McAffee was the first virus protection I used and I liked it. I'm going back to it and chalk my financial loss up to experience!!!
              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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              • #8
                I have Norton on my computer at work and McAfee on my home couputers and I do prefer the McAfee. A few years ago I had a McAfee suite on my work compurter and it really screwed my computer up and I had to get rid of it. The current version of McAfee seems to be much better.
                Bill

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Minnesota scroller
                  I used to do PC tune-ups on the side and there were many times I wiped out their Norton program because it was causing more problems than it was worth. One Norton feature, which really slowed things down on some PC's, was Norton Go Back.

                  I am definitely not a fan of Norton. I used to install and use AVG antivirus. I now have switched to Avast. They are both free programs and all upgrades are free. I have found these programs catch infections that Norton missed.
                  Norton's been an incredible resource hog for years and I often dump it when tuning others' computers.

                  Until recently, I recommended AVG and had it on home computers, but tried Avast based on an earlier recommendation by Mike, and think it's great.

                  Pete

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                  • #10
                    I currently use AVG myself and have been using it for about 6 months now. I really like it! Best of all, it's free. I also use ZoneAlarm for a firewall. Another good freebie.

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                    • #11
                      I am not a strong advocate of Norton, nor are my two sons who work in a computer call center.
                      I have been using a free try before you buy program called AVAST that has proven itself time and again without compromising the memory I have.
                      The thing I like is the updates are free and automatic.

                      It works for me.
                      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                      • #12
                        I guess we all have our own preferences.

                        I have been using grisoft's free AVG for many years now and it's always served me well.

                        But don't forget that a little common sense will always be a good addition to any anti-virii software. If you click on everything strangers send you, you are bound for trouble no matter what brand software you select. (Same goes when visiting 'hacker' sites. If you think they are giving you valuable software or passwords just cause they like you, think again!)

                        Regards,
                        Marcel
                        http://marleb.com
                        DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                        NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                        • #13
                          Another satisfied AVG user here - I used it for 3 or 4 years now ... supplemented by a couple of anti-spyware progs.

                          I had an early version of Norton some years ago and it drove me nuts - aside from being memory hungry it often caused conflicts with various other software - including at one point the printer driver!
                          Ian

                          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                          • #14
                            Programmers do not recommend Norton any more for many years now. AVG is the way to go. I've had too many problems with Norton and switched upon recommendation of puter gurus many years ago. Never looked back.
                            Diane
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                            • #15
                              I will have to look at AVG and Avast for my work computer. I use McAfee on my home computers mainly because it is free with Comcast.
                              Bill

                              I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

                              Visit my Gallery
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