It takes forever to open a file

  Dazwm 18:12 08 Jan 04

For some reason all of a sudden it takes a long time to open any word or excel documents (it says scanning for viruses bottom left hand corner). Why is this and how do I rectify it.


  Diodorus Siculus 18:17 08 Jan 04

Have you installed Norton - or made any changes to it? Norton has MS plugins which can be disabled somewhere in its option.

  Dazwm 18:23 08 Jan 04

No, I have had Norton running for sometime and everythings been ok.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:27 08 Jan 04

Did you check to see if the Norton / MS integration is switched on? If it is, disable it and see what happens.

  Dazwm 18:32 08 Jan 04

How do I do that?

  Infamous 18:42 08 Jan 04

i have the exacly the same problem, it happend when i updated nortons 2003, it is becoming very annoying

  Dazwm 18:57 08 Jan 04

Yeah, but I've been using Norton for ages with no problem and this just started yesterday.

  Infamous 18:59 08 Jan 04

so have i been using it for a long time, but i did a recent update since then it taken for ever to load any office application.

  luckylittler 19:23 08 Jan 04

Just posted the same problem - Done what Diodorus Siculus suggested - i.e disable the MS plugin protector under 'Misc' in Norton configuration and the programs are now running as normal.

  Dazwm 19:28 08 Jan 04


Where do I find it, can you run me through it.

  luckylittler 19:44 08 Jan 04

Open up NAV - Click on 'OPTIONS' - then on 'Miscellaneous' in the left hand column. In the Misc column - 2nd row down, 'How to keep Microsoft documents protected' un-check the ticked box and finish. You will find your progs will run at the correct speed. I think this has been caused by an 'Live Update' session so if it happens again we know what to do!

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