Norton 360 slow to remove threats, viruses, trojans

I would recommend that you now get Norton 360. I just purchased it and it is EXTREMELY slow in removing or even quarantining any threats (viruses, trojans, malware) from your email messages. I have only 10 threats and it’s been running for 1 hour and none have been quarantined. I’d recommend other products which there are plenty. What a terrible program. Since I’ve purchased this for the year I may have to keep it. Next year, though, I will not renew my subscription. Here is a snapshot of the few threats that I have:

Norton 360 2010 extremely slow in removing threats (viruses, trojans, worms, malware)

Norton 360 2010 extremely slow in removing threats (viruses, trojans, worms, malware)

Here is a snapshot of the cpu usage by Symantec Service Framework:

Norton 360 high cpu usage in removing threats (viruses, malware, trojans, worms)

Norton 360 high cpu usage in removing threats (viruses, malware, trojans, worms)

The first snapshot occurs every couple of hours when I receive email whether by IMAP or POP. When I click on “Select All” to allow the Norton 360 to do clean out the virus, malware, trojan, worm or whatever threat. Usually Norton 360 will quarantine or simply delete it. But, my goodness, even 10 threats take around 2 to 3 hours and consumes around 80% to 97% of the CPU.

I have a dual core 1.73 GHz with 3 GB of RAM running on Windows Vista 32bit Home Premium. I would recommend McAfee or Panda or better yet use something like McAfee antivirus, then use WebRoot Spysweeper and Zonealarm (the free version only) for your firewall. I previously tried zonealarm for Windows 2000 and I immediately got a virus and the virus disabled me from even booting my computer. This is after installing Zonealarm so for this very reason I do not recommended Zonealarm Antivirus. Perhaps, things have changed but I personally will not take a risk with their Antivirus. McAfee has been around awhile and I heard that it was fast but I can’t vouch for that myself. I will not be installing Norton again nor will I recommend it to any of my clients.

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