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Windows Vista running slow!

#1
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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E

Eric Johnson

#2
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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joel406

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#3
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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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#4
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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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Messages
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#5
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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#6
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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