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  1. #1


    bk Guest

    Windows Vista running slow!

    Hello,

    I have been running Windows Vista for about a month now, and just recently I
    have noticed Vista is running very slow. It takes approximately 5 minutes to
    load, and once booted to the desktop all programs take awhile to open up. I
    have reviewed numerous threads where the suggestions are to delete
    unnecessary programs at startup, run virus/spyware scans, and many other
    proposals. Unfortunately, none of these have worked.

    I have noticed many errors that occur when I'm trying to open numerous
    programs. I have copied the most recent three:

    1. "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog."
    2. "C:/ProgramFiles\Norton360\SuppStub.exe : This operation returned
    because the timeout period expired."
    3. "Failure to open security options."

    I do run Norton's 360 as my anti-virus program, and I have also noticed that
    since these problems have begun, the "auto-protect" on my Norton's program
    has been turned to "off," and I can't turn it back on.

    Thank you for any assistance.

    bk



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  2. #2


    Eric Johnson Guest

    Re: Windows Vista running slow!

    Norton 360 sucks...you’d be better off with a free utility such as AVG
    (free.grisoft.com) or AntiVir (free-av.com).

    obviously, you’ve loaded a lot of crap on your system! try looking for a
    registry cleaning program....and run disk cleanup as well as disk
    defragmenter.

    uninstall some crap you don’t need...and if you got a desktop you may want
    to upgrade some of your hardware (preferably ram, CPU replacements don’t
    always go so well >.<)

    good luck.

    "bk" <bk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9C6B6263-FB09-4B09-AB59-76DDF49B05CD@xxxxxx

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have been running Windows Vista for about a month now, and just recently
    > I
    > have noticed Vista is running very slow. It takes approximately 5 minutes
    > to
    > load, and once booted to the desktop all programs take awhile to open up.
    > I
    > have reviewed numerous threads where the suggestions are to delete
    > unnecessary programs at startup, run virus/spyware scans, and many other
    > proposals. Unfortunately, none of these have worked.
    >
    > I have noticed many errors that occur when I'm trying to open numerous
    > programs. I have copied the most recent three:
    >
    > 1. "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog."
    > 2. "C:/ProgramFiles\Norton360\SuppStub.exe : This operation returned
    > because the timeout period expired."
    > 3. "Failure to open security options."
    >
    > I do run Norton's 360 as my anti-virus program, and I have also noticed
    > that
    > since these problems have begun, the "auto-protect" on my Norton's program
    > has been turned to "off," and I can't turn it back on.
    >
    > Thank you for any assistance.
    >
    > bk
    >
    >

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    Re: Windows Vista running slow!

    You have Norton installed somwhere. Those entries woud'nt be present if it wasn't. Norton is probably the worse security anyone could run. Whats slowing you down is the boot scan and app scaners. They are going bad.

    Google "norton removal tool". Download the version that matches your operating system(Vista Home Premium, Ultimate) and run it and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Then go get NOD32 and the vista firewall control and your done.

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  4. #4


    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows Vista running slow!

    The next step is to uninstall anything Norton.
    Then install something better, almost everything else qualifies.
    Try AVG Free, Nod32 or Kaspersky anti virus.

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    "bk" <bk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9C6B6263-FB09-4B09-AB59-76DDF49B05CD@xxxxxx

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have been running Windows Vista for about a month now, and just
    > recently I
    > have noticed Vista is running very slow. It takes approximately 5
    > minutes to
    > load, and once booted to the desktop all programs take awhile to
    > open up. I
    > have reviewed numerous threads where the suggestions are to delete
    > unnecessary programs at startup, run virus/spyware scans, and many
    > other
    > proposals. Unfortunately, none of these have worked.
    >
    > I have noticed many errors that occur when I'm trying to open
    > numerous
    > programs. I have copied the most recent three:
    >
    > 1. "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog."
    > 2. "C:/ProgramFiles\Norton360\SuppStub.exe : This operation
    > returned
    > because the timeout period expired."
    > 3. "Failure to open security options."
    >
    > I do run Norton's 360 as my anti-virus program, and I have also
    > noticed that
    > since these problems have begun, the "auto-protect" on my Norton's
    > program
    > has been turned to "off," and I can't turn it back on.
    >
    > Thank you for any assistance.
    >
    > bk

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    Re: Windows Vista running slow!

    Quote Originally Posted by bk View Post
    Hello,

    I have been running Windows Vista for about a month now, and just recently I
    have noticed Vista is running very slow. It takes approximately 5 minutes to
    load, and once booted to the desktop all programs take awhile to open up. I
    have reviewed numerous threads where the suggestions are to delete
    unnecessary programs at startup, run virus/spyware scans, and many other
    proposals. Unfortunately, none of these have worked.

    I have noticed many errors that occur when I'm trying to open numerous
    programs. I have copied the most recent three:

    1. "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog."
    2. "C:/ProgramFiles\Norton360\SuppStub.exe : This operation returned
    because the timeout period expired."
    3. "Failure to open security options."

    I do run Norton's 360 as my anti-virus program, and I have also noticed that
    since these problems have begun, the "auto-protect" on my Norton's program
    has been turned to "off," and I can't turn it back on.

    Thank you for any assistance.

    bk
    Hi BK,

    I would uninstall Norton completely, then run the "Norton Removal Tool" just to be sure it is all gone.

    Download and run the Norton Removal Tool

    Avast is a good free antivirus program.

    Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    bjr Guest

    Re: Windows Vista running slow!

    Uninstall Norton360 and see if your slowdowns go away. You may have to
    get an cleaner at Symantec to really clean up the mess the uninstall
    will leave in your registry.
    Try Avast as your antivirus (free for personal use. Windows firewall and
    antimalware Defender should be turned back on when you uninstall Norton.

    bk wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have been running Windows Vista for about a month now, and just recently I
    > have noticed Vista is running very slow. It takes approximately 5 minutes to
    > load, and once booted to the desktop all programs take awhile to open up. I
    > have reviewed numerous threads where the suggestions are to delete
    > unnecessary programs at startup, run virus/spyware scans, and many other
    > proposals. Unfortunately, none of these have worked.
    >
    > I have noticed many errors that occur when I'm trying to open numerous
    > programs. I have copied the most recent three:
    >
    > 1. "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog."
    > 2. "C:/ProgramFiles\Norton360\SuppStub.exe : This operation returned
    > because the timeout period expired."
    > 3. "Failure to open security options."
    >
    > I do run Norton's 360 as my anti-virus program, and I have also noticed that
    > since these problems have begun, the "auto-protect" on my Norton's program
    > has been turned to "off," and I can't turn it back on.
    >
    > Thank you for any assistance.
    >
    > bk
    >
    >

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