Solved what security program should i use in windows 7?

March 27, 2016 at 07:20:06
Specs: Windows 7
problems possibly caused by norton? cant get windows updates, getting "failed to connect a windows service" error message on startup which is very slow, about 4 mins, hard drive 3/4 free, dumped all previous updates, no early system restore points to use, working on HP2000 notebook, x64, 3-4 yrs old, user does minimal stuff with pc, games (another suspect), pix,etc,

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March 31, 2016 at 20:11:01
Remove Norton completely as recommended.
Complete running three utilities you mentioned.
Replace antivirus with good light version.
Manage start up items as recommended.
Run Windows repair tools here: http://www.tweaking.com/
Run Windows Update again and except all recommended Updates except: KB3035583 which is the one that drives the Windows 10 update reminder (uninstalling that one anytime you get the pop ups is a simple thing). Set Windows Update to let you choose what and when to install and uncheck above noted one as needed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
March 27, 2016 at 08:09:12
Why would you dump all the updates? Have you used CCleaner to dump all the accumulated internet garbage & to manage the startup apps? Most startup entries are unnecessary & only slow the system. It's better to start programs as needed rather than have then loading at startup & then "idling" in the background. Pay attention during the CCleaner installation & uncheck the boxes for any bundled software, or just use the portable version:

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...

There are numerous possibilities for security software. Most of the helpers in these forums use and/or recommend one of the many freebies that are available - Avira, Avast, AVG, BitDefender Free, Microsoft Security Essentials, etc. I'm a fan of BitDefender. It uses a minimalist approach & is very low on system resources.

http://filehippo.com/software/antim...

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March 27, 2016 at 08:14:17
sorry, double posted.

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#3
March 27, 2016 at 11:28:00
was suggested that MS clogs update to push you toward new OS, followed tutorial online to clear logs and load fresh, no luck, currently finishing Malwarebytes scan after running AdwCleaner and JRT, so far have found reg errors relating to online game program (link?), PUP files...will update (i hope)

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#4
March 27, 2016 at 14:01:59
Another thing to remember is that Norton is (still) a resource-hog. A lighter version of anti-virus (think Avast!, Avira, others) might go a long way in reducing the slow-startup problem...

Just remember if you go that route you need to completely remove Norton (which can be daunting in and of itself).

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#5
March 27, 2016 at 17:58:00
If you want to get rid of Norton, use their removal tool:

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us...

"was suggested that MS clogs update to push you toward new OS"

If you want to stop Win10 from being forced on you, get GWX Control Panel. I recommend the standalone version. And make sure you follow my CCleaner recommendations in response #1.

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

And have a look at my TIP here: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#6
March 27, 2016 at 20:47:07
"was suggested that MS clogs update to push you toward new OS"
MS have put their W7 updates on an incredibly slow server.

I use this.

Update pack - Simplix Pack to update Win7
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/th...
Latest version.
http://update7.simplix.info/UpdateP...


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#7
March 31, 2016 at 16:43:52
I don't have any problems with Win 7 updates download speed. No change so far.
Conspiracy theories aside, have you tried this fix:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

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March 31, 2016 at 20:11:01
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Remove Norton completely as recommended.
Complete running three utilities you mentioned.
Replace antivirus with good light version.
Manage start up items as recommended.
Run Windows repair tools here: http://www.tweaking.com/
Run Windows Update again and except all recommended Updates except: KB3035583 which is the one that drives the Windows 10 update reminder (uninstalling that one anytime you get the pop ups is a simple thing). Set Windows Update to let you choose what and when to install and uncheck above noted one as needed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
April 14, 2016 at 03:25:39
Thank you for answers! This new is much better to clean my computer up. We must always be prepared to clean up computer and reinstall all the software. I store Valuable information on the removable hard disk. But it has detected a virus, what can I do?

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