I need some advice so I can help my brother who just doesn't get the whole computer thing. I got a call from him saying that when his McAfee program is loading updates his system gets so slow that he can't do anything until it's done - usually at least 20 minutes. He's getting ready to get rid of the computer if it stays like this. I asked what he is running: Windows XP, IE-7 and BOTH McAfee and Norton. I'm thinking that he should get rid of one of the anti-virus programs (I've never used Norton and have heard bad things about it interfering with everything else on your system). So here's what I think I should do: Uninstall the Norton program and load Firefox instead of IE. Does this sound like it should work? Any other suggestions? He said his spyware program is up to date (I forgot which he said he was using), and I can't think of anything else that would slow his system down like this. Thanks in advance for your feedback.