NAV: 2005 Upgrade DISASTER

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by ChrisCoaster, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest

    I followed all the steps, purchased online, uninstalled norton 2001 as
    directed, installed and ran Norton 2005.

    Now, my 2001 Gateway with Me, 256MB RAM, AMD 1.2GHz Athlon, hangs all
    the time, takes forever to open anything, takes years to boot up, and
    hangs on shutdown everytime so as I have to manually shut it off(press
    power button for at least 5 sec.) WTF?

    ChrisCoaster, Oct 19, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    Norton's bloat factor seems to grow geometrically with each new version that
    comes out. I would suggest getting Computer Associates EZ-Antivirus or if you want a good free scanner, go to and
    download their free antivirus program for home users. Even if you got Norton
    working it would still impact your system's performance to a much greater
    degree than either of the two I mentioned. Just say no to bloatware.
    Thor, Oct 19, 2004
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  3. ChrisCoaster

    Lloyd Jones Guest

    Depends what system your running thor.

    Norton does tax your comp but when your running a 2.GHz or higher spec with
    enough ram running Norton products isn't really a problem.

    I know the original poster isn't running that so I wouldn't advise him to
    run Norton's either.

    Lloyd Jones, Oct 19, 2004
  4. ChrisCoaster

    Lloyd Jones Guest

    (I meant 2.6GHz btw with 1Gb of ram because that's the spec on my comp and I
    don't have any issues with Norton products)

    But it's up to you what software your comfortable with at the end of the

    Lloyd Jones, Oct 19, 2004
  5. ChrisCoaster

    Lloyd Jones Guest

    As I said I run it on my system there's no problem what so ever, I'm not
    suggestion that people with older systems should run it.

    It's up to you what you run Thor but it's works a treat for me. I think you
    said before that you work in a shop,can't remember exactly what you do but
    do you sell Norton products?

    Lloyd Jones, Oct 19, 2004
  6. ChrisCoaster

    Thor Guest

    I own my own PC sales and service business. I sell what the customer wants,
    including Norton products if that is what they desire, and I have installed
    them (and cleaned up after them) countless times over the years for people
    who bought it, so I can attest to the immediate performance impact it seems
    to have on many systems fast and slow alike. I don't make any more profit on
    selling one brand of antivirus versus another. However, given my field
    experience with the bloat and problems that Norton products seem to cause
    with alarming regularity, I never recommend it when asked what is the best
    antivirus program to get. Haven't recommended it at all since the 2002/2003
    versions. I would wonder why, if you paid for a nice fast machine, you would
    want to waste a considerable chunk of that power on something as banal as an
    antivirus program? It may not run badly for you on your fast system, but it
    is nonetheless taking system resources far in excess of what it really
    should need to do the job, as evidenced by the performance of other
    competing programs that have but a fraction of the footprint compared to
    Norton. Norton Antivirus these days is a wasteful parasite on resources,
    eating far more than is appropriate for it's task and Symantec shouldn't be
    rewarded for putting out such crap, IMHO. Companies that write efficient,
    quality software should be recognized.
    Thor, Oct 19, 2004
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    Trent© Guest

    I just did another Norton machine again yesterday. His ISP shut down
    his mail server on him. It seems he sent out 2000 emails!

    Nice its day. 450...96 meg of RAM...running 98SE.
    Actually, it ran really nice...once Norton was off!

    Not to mention...Norton let a couple of dozen Trojans get through.
    Once all the crap was cleaned up...which included Norton...all ran
    well again.

    I've said it before...I'll say it again. I *LOVE* Norton! Even the
    teller at my bank calls me 'Norton' every now and again! lol

    Have a nice one...


    Budweiser: Helping ugly people have sex since 1876!
    Trent©, Oct 20, 2004
  8. Not to argue for or against NAV 2005, but here's what bugs me:

    I ran Norton v 4.0 clean up until I went to XP and it always updated and
    never let me down. I now have NAV 2002 and just delete and reinstall it
    every year... didn't seem to slow me down on this unit when I had 256M & 1.3
    Duron running Paint Shop Pro and plug-ins galore or another with 384M & 1.3
    Duron or another still chugging here on a K63+ 450 overclocked to 600 and
    128M of RAM. They all seem to run just fine on 2002.

    If everything is fine on 2002 and one constantly reads of issues with 2004
    and now 2005... why bother? Why keep wasting money when the old one works

    I do have a copy of 2003 here that I got as a freebie with a bundle as well
    as McAffee AV 7.0... but why mess with something that works? Am I missing
    Jess Fertudei, Oct 20, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    Several years ago somebody here did a comparison of registry entries for
    5 or so anti-viris programs. At the time as I recall ca put in 40 or so
    registry entries and nortons av put in 2,500 or so if memory serves. The
    point is it was a HUGE difference.
    Plato, Oct 20, 2004
  10. ChrisCoaster

    Plato Guest

    When faced with a onsite call with a customer with odd computer problems
    guess what they look for first and remove which often solves the odd
    computer problems?
    Plato, Oct 20, 2004
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    WebWalker Guest

    Download any update for Norton yet?
    WebWalker, Oct 20, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    As long as it continues to be supported then that is just fine. The 2002
    version is vastly superior to the 2004 and 2005 versions in terms of
    stability and performance anyway IMHO.
    ain't broke don't fix it.
    Thor, Oct 20, 2004
  13. ChrisCoaster

    Thor Guest

    well when you watch the installation or uninstallation procedure for Norton
    2004 or 2005, you'll shit your britches when you see all the registry keys
    it installs. It's truly incredible.
    Thor, Oct 20, 2004
  14. ChrisCoaster

    bmoag Guest

    My 2 cents worth:
    even computer magazines, who must kiss up to their advertisers in product
    reviews, are now being truthful about Norton Antivirus. It is a resource
    hog, slows many computers by 10% or more, interferes with the installation
    of many programs and the stable operation of many other programs. NAV is the
    primary reason many installation routines tell you to shut off your
    antivirus program before installing their new program. NAV can completely
    trash your computer if you change XP accounts or the way NAV handles
    accounts becomes corrupted. Norton has little useful information on their
    website (there are complex, cryptic instructions for some problems that send
    you over to the MS Knowledge base), charges for telephone support and Email
    support is hit and miss, usually confined to recommending uninstall and
    reinstall (some NAV corruption issues cannot be solved by uninstall). I have
    had to learn this the hard way because of what NAV has done to some of my
    computers and all I did was click on "install."
    bmoag, Oct 20, 2004
  15. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest



    ChrisCoaster, Oct 20, 2004
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    VWWall Guest

    Another reason not to fix it?,39020375,39170603,00.htm

    Virg Wall
    VWWall, Oct 20, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    LOL! that figures. Still, likely to be patched quickly via Norton's
    liveupdate, but a major embarrassment nevertheless. Of course I'm sure some
    *concerned* person with nothing but good intentions will post a proof of
    concept example of the exploit on the web for all the virus and hacker
    scumbags to see and immediately put into action. Whatever the case, just one
    more reason to avoid Norton for the time being.
    Thor, Oct 20, 2004
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    WebWalker Guest

    Liveupdate it yet?
    WebWalker, Oct 21, 2004
  19. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest

    Live Update? Heck, I disabled it! I got 256mB RAM on this machine
    with 120-128 free after booting up before putting Norton 2005 on it,
    after installing, I'm showing 80-85mB free- fuggedabawdit!!

    ChrisCoaster, Oct 22, 2004
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    Fred Guest


    What do you mean, -CC?
    Fred, Oct 22, 2004
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