I want to ask you pros about a performance issue. Ever since I decided to get norton antivirus, my system has been alot slower. I had to format a while back, since it was a while since I had done that. I decided to install norton antivirus 2004 after I had formatted. I immediately noticed a significant slowdown on my system, everything was and is moving slower. I know that it is a heavy program, and that the auto protect runs in the background all the time, checking everything I download, making my system hang for several seconds at a time. I know I can disable it, but the whats the point? Do I really have to have a slow system to be protected against viruses? Or is there some tweaks I can do to make it faster? I have just tweaked XP a little, and It is now running better, but norton is still slowing it down alot. I am thinking about getting more ram, an additional 512MB. Do you think that could improve things?
It is tolerable, but I use heavy adobe programs, and lots of stuff all at once, so I would really like of there were anything I could do to speed things up.
Thanks in advance for any answers you might have :mrgreen:
This is my system:
XP pro SP2