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Windows 7: Very slow computer

29 May 2013   #11
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

linniemeyerhere's responses: I'll restart my system. I think I'll try for 'close lid" the do nothing option.

Layback Bear: okay. Am I allowed to keep, say, Norton disabled and only have AVG on and vice versa? Now I also need to decide: my paid Norton that will expire in less than 100 days or my free, 1 yr AVG that I installed recently

By the way, System restore is not showing all my restore points. I clicked the button and does nothing. I searched for ways but are all too complicated. Anything else?


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29 May 2013   #12
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would go online and find the Norton AV removal tool and free download and remove Norton and do a re-boot then you'll just have the 1 year paid AVG. I would suggest the free Malware Bytes as well. After removing Norton and restarting tell us how the system is responding. Don't try to unistall Norton with add/remove programs as it will leave artifacts...only the Norton removal tool for your version of Norton.
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29 May 2013   #13
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would go online and find the Norton AV removal tool and free download and remove Norton and do a re-boot then you'll just have the 1 year paid AVG. I would suggest the free Malware Bytes as well. After removing Norton and restarting tell us how the system is responding. Don't try to unistall Norton with add/remove programs as it will leave artifacts...only the Norton removal tool for your version of Norton.
Can I keep them both and then disable one and use another? And vice cersa?
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29 May 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's best to completely remove one of your anti virus completely using their online removal too.
The reason is a anti virus programs has its fingers in ever little corner of your system. Even when it is off/disabled. The other active anti virus program will see these fingers and think they are a infection and then all kinds of crazy things can happen. The odds of you having a proper working computer with two anti virus programs installed are slim to none.
Their are some here on the Forum that use Nortons or AVG but they are not highly represented here because of the problems they cause.
Most any quality anti virus will do a good job protecting but it also has to get along with the rest of the system or you will have a well protected system that you can't or won't use.
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29 May 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

No one here has used AVG since it bloated up 10 years ago and fell out of favor with techies, but even worse is Norton bloatware which causes problems we see here almost daily - this is the third case today I've seen. These are terrible to impose on the first lightweight OS.

Are you still running HP factory preinstalled WIn7 with the worst load of bloatware in the industry? If so it is the worst install one can have - larded with sponsors' bloatware and useless duplicate utilties which have better versions built into Win7 . I'd do what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so you can enjoy WIn7's native perfect performance.

Everything you need is provided in the blue link which recounts the Best Practices we've learned here since before Win7 was even released and which helped make us the top tech forums on the web.
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29 May 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Give it a try and if things improve great if not then my suggestion would be to remove one. You can always add it back. Your Norton is a free trial and the other is paid and you own it. If your really worried about it then remove AVG as you have a paid key to re-install and that's about as easy as it gets, I would contact AVG and see if they have a removal tool as well and use it. It's the artifacts of the two AV's that can also not play nice and use resources. Really there is zero need for both so lose the Norton and get on with the parade.
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29 May 2013   #17
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, I will uninstall AVG using a tool from the site. Then I'll reboot and in 100 days or so when Norton expires I will get AVG again.

I'll tell everyone here if it is fixed.

By the way, THANKS so much for helping everyone! You are all very kind and nice )))
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29 May 2013   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The people that have posted in your thread giving advise spend a lot of time on this Forum daily. We do a lot of reading and get a good feel for what does and does not work for other members with Windows 7. We give advise for the full intent to help others with their problems.
I have spent good money on bad anti virus programs myself.
After spending a lot of time trying to get them to work with me and Windows 7 I remove them and put the CD in the garbage. Then I install Microsoft Security Essentials and things work as they should.
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29 May 2013   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

+1 for the light weight and effectiveness of MSE and when used with Malware Bytes forms a great free AV system. But my girlfriend loves her Norton and with Malware byes it's going well and then my rigs all are a premium paid AV with a full paid Malware bytes and knock on wood all is well.
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29 May 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

What do you use for AV on your rigs, Alan?
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