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Norton Security system requirements
I own a 5-device licence for Norton Security. Until fairly recently, the software didn't seem to consume an unreasonable amount of system resource, however this is no longer the case and it has become so intrusive that I decided to uninstall the software completely from two of my older Windows 7 computers. The machines in question are a Dell Dimension 5100 desktop and an Asus EEE PC 1000H netbook. Both are reasonably well equipped and, as I say, until recently they didn't seem to be adversely affcetd by Norton.
Running Task Manager reveals an alarming amount of CPU, and quite staggering amount of Disk IO (both in terms of number of read/writes and byte count). I resorted to putting the product into Quiet Mode while running my most frequently used programs but this hasn't really helped. I've also turned off the majority of Admin Settings, but again no discernible difference.
Can somebody help me achieve an optimal configuration that will cause the software to throttle right back please? Note, I have turned off Automatic Live Update and run my scans manually.
Early feedback much appreciated.