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Best Utility Suite?


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#1 mguggen

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:09 PM

What can you guys recommend for the best utility suite? The two that I know of are Norton Systemworks and Iolo's System Mechanic. Any suggestions?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:59 PM

:thumbsup: I'm new here too, but thats a hard one for me. I've used Norton Systemworks, Advance System Optimizer, and others, generally being disappointed. Perhaps thats why I hang out here. Maybe it would be better to be more specific with a particular problem that you may be having. These guys and gals are great in solving problems. I used to play with these general utilities alot (for fun). There's tons of em out there though. Buy typing "software utility suite" in goggle, you'll get about 3,000,000 hits. Personaly I do visit-tucows.com,snapfiles.com,cnet.com,pcworld.com occasionally

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:31 PM

I don't know Iolo's System Mechanic so cannot comment on that but Norton Systemworks I regard as a waste of resources. What does it do for you that you cannot do with a standalone program that does not "integrate" itself with your system?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:02 AM

I'm not having any problems right now. But I like to have a utility on hand, to keep my computer in decent condition.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:02 PM

It has been my general experience that using individual applications each designed with a particular purpose yields better results than a suite that takes a "shotgun" approach and ends up being a jack of all trades but a master of none.
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