Why is any internet security I install killing my computer?


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Guest

I had a McAfee firewall and virus protection, when it expired I decided to
try a firewall and virus protection that my cable company for free. Upon
suggestions from my ISP I uninstalled all of my spy sweepers, virus scanners
and all of my McAfee Security. After installing the package that I downloaded
from my ISP my computer ran incredibly slow and froze up on me every time. I
uninstalled and added another 512 MB of RAM like my ISP recommend. Still
after the improvement to my computer the install from my cable company still
acted the same and froze my computer.
I gave up on the cable company and bought a Norton Internet Security 2006.
Once I installed NIS I ran into the same issues of slow starting and freezing
up again.
I have run the virus scan before installing NIS and removed any malware and
viruses that were there. I have also run a removal tool for McAfee, and
removed everything resembling a firewall, virus scanner, spy sweeper or
removal tool. I have deleted all of the programs from the 'add remove
programs' the program files on my C drive (one McAfee file I can't completely
delete) along with anything in my registries and anything that comes up when
I do a search for McAfee and Spy sweeper.
I have tapped out all of the tech support from Norton and my cable company,
and have tried everything I can think of.
 
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Gordon

sweetleaf said:
I had a McAfee firewall and virus protection, when it expired I decided to
try a firewall and virus protection that my cable company for free. Upon
suggestions from my ISP I uninstalled all of my spy sweepers, virus
scanners and all of my McAfee Security. After installing the package that
I downloaded from my ISP my computer ran incredibly slow and froze up on
me every time. I uninstalled and added another 512 MB of RAM like my ISP
recommend. Still after the improvement to my computer the install from my
cable company still acted the same and froze my computer.
I gave up on the cable company and bought a Norton Internet Security 2006.
Once I installed NIS I ran into the same issues of slow starting and
freezing up again.
I have run the virus scan before installing NIS and removed any malware
and viruses that were there. I have also run a removal tool for McAfee,
and removed everything resembling a firewall, virus scanner, spy sweeper
or removal tool. I have deleted all of the programs from the 'add remove
programs' the program files on my C drive (one McAfee file I can't
completely delete) along with anything in my registries and anything that
comes up when I do a search for McAfee and Spy sweeper.
I have tapped out all of the tech support from Norton and my cable
company, and have tried everything I can think of.

Use free AVG for antivirus,
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

ZoneAlarm for firewall,
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp

And free adaware for malware.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
 
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Bill Ridgeway

I've only just spotted this thread so haven't read any previous replies.

The cause of the problem **may** be with the Registry. Your problem
**may** be remedied by running a registry checker. This should clean up any
redundant lines in the Registry - including any which may be in conflict.
Even when an application is uninstalled it may leave a trace of itself. It
is conceivable this may come into conflict when another application is
installed. Even if it doesn't remedy the problem you will have a cleaner
registry.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE

Running a Registry checker or cleaner could easily make your machine a lot
worse. This includes the registry cleaner in Microsoft's One Care. If you
do run one make sure any changes are backed up and you know how to restore
them.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
Reply in newsgroup
http://www.fjsmjs.com
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve
neither liberty or security"
 

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