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Happy 03/03/03 (or if you prefer to write it in the European method, 03/03/03). I think I managed to track down the source of my soaring CPU usage, it seems the "auto-protect" function of Norton Antivirus 2003 was bogging things down, especially when collecting mail, which turned Outlook from being a system piglet into full-blown system hog. I've got NAV's auto-protect turned off now, but still have email scanning turned on, so I guess I'm protected against most virus intrusions, but I guess if I can't get NAV's behavior under control I'll have to start exploring alternatives.

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1. Anit-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 09:48 Tigger
 
Blue,

You might try another Anti-Virus product. I've been using Grisofts free Anti-Virus product called AVG Anti-Virus. I've had pretty good success with it so far. It supports most of the features that NAV supports like e-mail scanning, scan on demand, and auto-updating.

 
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>> 1. Mar 3, 09:48 Anit-Virus Tigger
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  3. Mar 3, 10:09   Re: Anit-Virus Moonbender
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  11. Mar 3, 12:34 No subject Starsky
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  23. Mar 4, 08:39 No subject Neo69


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