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06 Dec 2009  


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Once upon-a-time, back when I was running 98SE, I had Norton/Symantec as my antivirus program. I could not shut that computer down if I didn't completely stop Norton from running.
Once I ended it, then and only then was I able to turn off my computer.

Some programs don't get the hint that you really do want to close up shop for the night.
You are right about some programs not taking the "hint". Something (I don't pay much attention) on one of my wife's PC's keeps it from shutting down from time to time and she's got nothing at all unusual loaded on her very vanilla installation of XP.

Norton is VERY well behaved nowadays. The last two versions have seen some huge improvements in it's installation time and behavior. I have no qualms about recommending either NIS or NAV to anyone running Windows. Even the mainstream rags have come to recognize the improvements and now give it high marks.
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