programs won't load

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
May 22, 2010 at 06:37:41
Specs: Windows 7
I have a windows 7 pc desktop computer with a 320gb hard drive, 8gb of ram, and a very fast processor. The operating system is the 7600 version, and it has been installed for a couple months. A few days ago my computer started to act weird. Some programs worked fine, but others like ie8 and Google Picassa would not load. The window for ie8 would open, but then it would freeze. Also, all of my antivirus programs are taking like 6-10 minutes to open, and then they often freeze or go very very slowly. I was also having problems with right clicking, so I disabled all the non Microsoft context menu items, and that fixed the right click problem, but now the control panel won't load. I did scan the computer for viruses with Norton and AVG, but it did not help.

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#1
May 22, 2010 at 07:46:52
'Also, all of my antivirus programs are taking like 6-10 minutes to open,'

Sounds like you are OVERLOADED with running anti virus programs.
You can only have ONE running actively while on-line.

I would say Norton is a BIG problem in this case. You should use the norton uninstaller from their website to properly remove all registry items from norton and then just use AVG.

Then you may want to tap f8 on bootup and click on repair my PC

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#2
May 22, 2010 at 08:07:42
I have only been running one anti virus program at a time. Also the cpu load has not been going over 30%.

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#3
May 22, 2010 at 09:38:47
Have you checked your PC with other spyware detectors like Malwarebytes, Trojan Remover, hitman pro, etc?

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#4
May 22, 2010 at 11:32:05
I ran norton for the 3rd time and the problem went away.

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#5
May 22, 2010 at 18:04:05
Norton is BloatWare (and McAfee too). Aside from using too much resources, it does not work half as well as it should. I believe that instead of completely rewriting it at major revisions, they just modify (add to) the 10 or 12 year old program core. Use something leaner and meaner for your AntiVirus (Avg, Avast and others are usually recommended here though I prefer Webroot's) and occasionally scan also with malwarebytes as a double check.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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