Anti virus stopping Blue Rays from playing?

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Lazlo_McCool

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I have a quick question. I have a Blue Ray drive and am able to play Blu-rays just fine. I recently purchased Norton Anti-Virus 2010 and since installing it have pretty much lost the ability to play Blu-rays.

In Norton prior to watching a Blu-Ray I switch off auto-protect, Anti-Spyware, Automatic Live Updates and SONAR as well as I put the Norton into silent mode. This works to reduce CPU usage to between 50-70 percent. Then randomly the CPU usage will spike to 100% percent and cause severe stuttering and cause Powerdvd to become unresponsive.

So is there any way to disable Norton altogether when I want to play Blu-rays? I have looked and looked and even tried disabling the Norton process and it didn't allow me. Should I just uninstall Norton and get another Anti-virus that doesn't hog so many resources? I have also run tests on my BD-Rom drive to make sure it's ok and it came back with no errors.

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Personally I don't have much time for Norton....it is OK for large companies I guess.......there are plenty of free ones that are much lighter, just look below at my Sig with links........if you do uninstall Norton do a search for the Norton Removal Tool and run it atleast twice after removing Norton from Add/Remove Programs.
 

Lazlo_McCool

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Thanks! Once I removed Norton and tried playing Blue Rays they worked again. I took a look at your Sig and have downloaded Avast and will see how it goes! Thanks again!
 
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I use Avast...have for years......just remember that Resident AV can't always catch them all so do some Online scans sometimes too.
 
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