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Norton and winsock

Discussion in 'General Security' started by rscassady, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. rscassady

    rscassady Thread Starter

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    i was told that norton antivirus wraps around winsock and causes your internet connection to run slower. Do you know anything about this?
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi Norton can use a lot of resourses and will use winsock as many programs do to handle input/output requests to access the net.
    Are you using or thinking of using Norton?
     
  3. rscassady

    rscassady Thread Starter

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    we are using it but my internet provider offers free security software and i was wondering if getting rid of Norton would speed up our connection to our internet provider, with a 512 dsl, this is the fastest i can get for my area at this time, although the people across the road have 1.5!! So anything i can do to speed it up would be great.
     
  4. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi have you asked your internet provider to check your connection?
    Not a fan of using security software from an ISP provider..but that's just me.
    Many people love Norton I used it a long time ago.
    No way of knowing that if you removed Norton your systems connection would improve.
    But that would be my next move.
     
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