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New computer, constant hard drive activity

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  1. silvershield

    silvershield Thread Starter

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    I just bought a new computer and installed a graphics card for it(Ati Radeon X1300). I installed Norton Systemworks 2006 Premier. The hard drive has almost constant activity, but no apparent reduced performance. Any ideas?
     
  2. bigbear

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    Norton system works is a real resource hog , disable it and see if makes a difference.
     
  3. silvershield

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    I disabled Norton GoBack and Norton Ghost and that seems to have gotten rid of it. Thanks for the help ;-)
     
  4. half

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    now uninstall nortons and put avg and ewido on it
     
  5. Rich-M

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    I would never install the utilities from System Works as everyone of them will work perfectly well from the cd. Frankly though, there is nothing on there of any real positive value anyway.
    ASk microsoft BTW, their answer to value of Norton Futilities might jolt you into reality.
     
  6. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    Likewise.
    I'm baffled as to why so many people use Systemworks (or any Norton / Mcafee software if we're slinging mud).
    It's pure snake oil.
     
  7. Rich-M

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    A Ms tech taught me a long time ago and I quote, "The only utilities I use on Windows, are the ones inside it, and if it isn't here then you don't need it". He then proceeded to tell be how much money they make when users use things like System Works and System Mechanic and then call with their OS all in knots wondering why! One of the first questions they used to ask on a tech call is "do you run any utility programs?"
     
  8. silvershield

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    If I uninstall the Norton Systemworks and keep the Anti virus will this still slow my system down?
     
  9. bigbear

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    Use Avast or AVG, Norton sucks
     
  10. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    If you want maximum effect and minimum resource use then it has to be NOD32 (circa $40 / £23 a year).

    Norton is pretty bloated, dangerous to install and uninstall, slow and not very effective against much except old-fashioned viruses (which you may never even encounter).
    It's also too popular and therefore more frequently targeted by the threats themselves.
    Basically what i'm saying is that it's a liability!....... IMHO. :)
     
  11. Rich-M

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    The free ones are certainly no drag the way Norton is, but I really have a problem thinking they are really effecttive either. I am with Rumpo here, I have been using Nod32 for 5 years now, and think it is hands down the best!
     
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