View Full Version : Disabling Norton while running simulator
11-11-2008, 10:25 PM
I have finally gotten my shop computer online with a wireless network. Since it has been an isolated machine, I have not had a virus program on it for performance reasons while running RS and MSTS. I have access to Norton, but, having had it on my house computer, never discovered how to disable it.
Is it possible to disable it while running the simulators?
11-11-2008, 10:43 PM
It should present an icon (often more than one) in the "system tray" which you can right-click and disable. If no icon is visible, either normally or after expanding to show hidden icons, then starting the program again from its Start Menu entry should bring up a window which you can use to turn it off. (And to turn back on the Tray Icon)
11-11-2008, 11:52 PM
I'll have to look and see if I can find that.
11-24-2008, 06:32 PM
From what I can tell reading the output of Procmon.exe, Norton A-V seems to have attached itself to the systems own file read processes... meaning every .w, .t, .ace, etc, file used by MSTS while you are running a train gets scanned by Norton for viruses before it lets the data go to the game.
In my own testing it appears that disabling it will give a couple of extra fps in MSTS performance when the game is doing disk reads.
No idea what's going on w/ earlier versions.
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