Author Topic: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?  (Read 1740 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Don K

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1281
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Ohio
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2012, 11:28:30 PM »
Are you still getting the Shockwave error?
The member formerly known as Colonel_Klink


Offline Chicago Bob

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10956
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Easy peazzy
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2012, 11:48:45 PM »
No!  And after re-starting, Colonel, I swear I am back about 80%...I am thinking about getting all happy an stuff....thank you Don, it's getting there. Tomorrow I am going to remove all the programs that I saw that are never even used. At least for now that damn choppynes is gone...thank God!!
"Care Free Highway...let me slip away on you"

Offline pizzaneer

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1476
  • Location: Nirvana
  • Pizza and zen more pizza
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 05:57:40 AM »
Getting rid of unneeded programs is always a good idea, especially the sneaky ones that run in the background whenever you boot up.  Just make sure it's not an essential windows component.
I'd rather eat one good meal a day than 3 squares of garbage.

Online Trinity

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 833
  • Extra cheese please!
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2012, 07:04:17 AM »
For those that have not defragmented their PC's in a long time, They may be surprised to see how much it speeds up things... ;)
It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs! I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

Offline Chicago Bob

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10956
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Easy peazzy
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2012, 03:44:14 PM »
I just went into my control panel and saw a "improve performance" option. Clicked that and it did a scan to see how much space could be cleaned up on "drive C". After several minutes it said I could gain 2.7 MILLION (bytes?)....is that a lot?  ;D
Anyway, it is taking it a long time to do the job so maybe that must be a lot. We'll see....
Bob
"Care Free Highway...let me slip away on you"

Offline Chicago Bob

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10956
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Easy peazzy
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2012, 04:12:47 PM »
The space it is cleaning is called "compress old files". It has been running for about 30 min now and the "progress bar" is at aprox. 3/4 the way finished. This looks hopeful...I think maybe? Fingers are crossed.
"Care Free Highway...let me slip away on you"

Offline pizzaneer

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1476
  • Location: Nirvana
  • Pizza and zen more pizza
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2012, 04:48:09 PM »
What do you have on your computer?  Text / doc files?
I'd rather eat one good meal a day than 3 squares of garbage.

Offline Chicago Bob

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10956
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Easy peazzy
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2012, 05:13:27 PM »
What do you have on your computer?  Text / doc files?
Sorry Brian but I do not know what this means. Thank you for trying to help!
"Care Free Highway...let me slip away on you"

Offline Chicago Bob

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10956
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Easy peazzy
Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2012, 03:52:16 PM »
Well, after cleaning up those 2.7 millions k's of space on drive C, and then today clearing off all my desktop markers ....still no cigar.
So, I just ran a system restore...NOT the system recovery 4 cd thing that I do have for this e-machine and guess what....?  YEP! All back to good...I chose a restore point of 1 month ago figuring that gave plenty of room to backtrack this recent slow utube problem.......
I wonder why this corrected the problem.... ???

Thanks to all who tried to help me here..I really do appreciate your time/help!

I'm going to run a speed test now and see if I can get back to 60m's rather than the 30 it was dragging with the past couple evenings...
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 03:55:04 PM by Chicago Bob »
"Care Free Highway...let me slip away on you"


 

pizzapan