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    time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    During the past few days I have seen Xl and Word documents take a long time to save on my pc - anything up to 4 minutes! And this is for a simple letter, in Word, and a 3 sheet spreadsheet , with only a few counta expressions.
    OK, so I thought that I must have broken office some how; therefore I uninstalled office and re-installed it after effecting a registry clean. Now this morning the problem is still there. Any help please?
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    File > Properties... What size are the files showing as (after saving)?

    Does it make any difference where the files are saved to?

    Any real-time anti-virus running? If so, does turning it off make any difference?

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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    In addition, have you installed any new or updated software apps recently that could have caused this problem? Although mine wasn't "slowness" as your is, I had a problem with Word and Excel just after an installation/update of the Nero product some time back.

    You might also check your MSCONFIG to see if you spot any recently added startups.

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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Do you have Norton Anti-Virus or a Symantec product that includes it?

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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Webroot spy sweeper with anti virus - turning this off returns us to fast saving. Down side is no virus protection. Will contact webroot now.
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    <hr>...Webroot Spysweeper ..<snip>.. doesn't protect against viruses <hr>
    Sorry Hans: Antivirus to protect your computer -- Spy Sweeper with Antivirus software

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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Oops, you're correct - I should have read Stephen's reply more carefully. Thanks, I'll edit my reply.

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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Webroot Spysweeper is an anti-spyware program, it doesn't protect against viruses. If you don't get a satisfactory reply from Webroot, you might consider using Microsoft's Windows Defender, or Spybot - Search & Destroy!, both are free.

    Added later: Please excuse me, I hadn't read your reply carefully, I overlooked the "with anti-virus" part. Thanks to Bigaldoc for pointing out my mistake!

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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Hi Hans, an' All.
    Firstly, thanks for the feedback so far. I have e-mailed webroot with the problem. We only started using webroot + antivirus a cuople of months ago after our Norton licences expired. Along with NAV we had spybot installed. The reason for change was the high overhead NAV carried; and that webroot is more thorough than spybot.
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Before I got rid of SpySweeper. I thought there was an option to have it check for virusmalware before saving a file?
    Check the options available to see if there is indeed an option like that you could disable.
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Bob,
    Why did you dump SpySweeper ??? I know it's a bit of a resource hog, but I think it's one of the pest antispyware programs available. I often shut it down and then run it to get the updates and do scans and shut it down again (I suppose I enjoy living life on the edge <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>).
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Hi Doc,
    Yes, it's a resource hog and also it seemed to take an eternity to complete a scan. SLOW......
    The payoff was when I Uninstalled it to see if a new install would help.
    It killed my keyboard! I might just as well have unplugged it. Dead as a doornail!.
    Turns out there is a keyboard protect "feature" that doesn't get removed with a plain vanilla addremove.
    I verified this with Webroot afterwards but found it using Autoruns. There it was along with 4 or 5 other dll's that wanted to stick around even after the uninstall.
    So much for SpySweeper. Sayonara, SS.
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    I'll have to keep that in mind if I ever decide to uninstall it. But so far, I haven't found a good reason. So far... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    I just dumped Norton for Avast after 10 years of loyal use. Tired of paying for something with a quality alternative that can be had for <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and lost the faith when I had to use Norton's "special tool" to remove it back in '05 to upgrade. SpySweeper may end up in the same boat in a year or so. I'm waiting for a viable alternative. Got one ???
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Besides the usual AdAware 2007 and Spybot S&D, I have been using a program from my favorite software utility vendor, Acronis.

    There is a free trial download at PRIVACY EXPERT
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    Re: time taken to save (WXpHeSp2 O2003)

    Is this a corporate edition being made available to the public ??? How do you like it ???
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