NAV 2003 slowdown

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Hooked, Aug 9, 2003.

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  1. Hooked

    Hooked Registered Member

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    I have NAV 2003 (System Works). After installing I noticed a real drop in the overall performance of my system. I de-selected the IM section as I don’t use it (IM) but it had no noticeable effect. I looked Symantec’s web site over for possible solutions but found none… Anybody else experience this?

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    Eric
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  2. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    Unfortunately NAV is famous, or should I say infamous for this. That is one reason why many people in this forum have switched to Nod or another product. NAV is actually a VERY good antivirus, but it just has that annoying symptom of slowing systems down, especially older ones. Good luck.

    Acadia.
     
  3. Bucko

    Bucko Registered Member

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    This is true, NAV 2003 will slow your system down if you have anything below say a 500mz or 600mz machine. I use NAV on my 3gz and runs fine, I run it on my 2nd 600mz machine which you could tell it was sucking up memory & cpu time and it just plain dogged out my old 200mz puter. NAV has worked well for me over the years and its a shame it it so memory hungury.
     
  4. Hooked

    Hooked Registered Member

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    I have experenced this on every machine I own, From a P4 1.7 Cel to a PII-450 Xeon... I to have used NAV over the years and been happy with it up to NAV-2001 but when I made the jump to 2003, WHAM!

    Thanks for the reply
     
  5. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    I had NAV 2001 and loved it for two years. Then I beta tested 2003 on this PIII 450 box and whoa! It gobbled up resources and slowed the computer noticeably. 2002 was still available so I tried it for a month, but it too slowed my computer, but not as much as 2003. So, I started searching for a new av and ended up with NOD32. :)
     
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