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#1 bhstr99

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:03 AM

Hi, do you guys recommend any programs that are good Driver Scanners to keep drivers up to date and programs like TuneUp Utilites

Currently i have:

Norton 360 Premium
MalwareBytes
CCleaner
TuneUp Utilities

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:34 PM

Malwarebytes is the only program I recommend on that list of tools.

1) Norton is a system hog.

2) CCleaner can cause system issues

3) TuneUP Utilities is a one stop shop for major headaches.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:40 PM

oh, What would you recommend over Norton 360, as i find Norton saves me a lot from viruses n stuff :huh:

I only use the "Cleaner" bit where it cleans up recycle bin, and temp files i don't use the registry cleaner.



And i didn't get what you ment about tune up utlities :D

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:42 PM

Avast, Avira, NOD32, McAfee, and a few others are all better then Norton.

TuneUP Utilities can cause major issues on your computer.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:54 PM

Avast, Avira, NOD32, McAfee, and a few others are all better then Norton.

TuneUP Utilities can cause major issues on your computer.



Oh Snap, i've alraedy gone through everything with TuneUp, it hasn't really affected my PC but i may be wrong.

Are you should you would recommend them over Norton 360, Would Avast do the same type of Realtime protect as Norton does?

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:08 PM

Yes it would and use a lot less system resources.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:10 PM

Yes it would and use a lot less system resources.



Ok so this is what I'm planning to do.

Uninstall Norton 360, and replace it with Avast Anti Virus Home Edition and most likely buy a paid version if there is one.

Uninstall TuneUp Utlities and try restore all the changes it has done, and replace that with "Advance SystemCare Pro" :D?

Is that ok, or should i not use them tools like Advance System Care http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:11 PM

DOnt use any tools like that let windows manage itself.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:16 PM

DOnt use any tools like that let windows manage itself.



Ok I'll just use Smart Defrag and Disk Clean up :huh:!

I'll restore all the changes, well i'll try.

And Would you recommend me buying Avast! Internet Security, that's the highest one with all the features from the free and the pro :huh:?
http://www.avast.com/en-gb/index

avast! Internet Security
Keeps your computer and files free from viruses [Tick]
Lets you surf the web safely in the avast! Sandbox [Tick]
Prevents theft of your personal data [Tick]
Fewer annoying or unwanted e-mails [Tick]

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:17 PM

Try it first before you buy it.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:23 PM

Try it first before you buy it.


Ok, I only managed to restore 1 months worth of changes with TuneUp Utlities, I'll now just uninstall it.

erm, but do you think it would be worth buying it, or should i stick with the free version :huh:?

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:48 PM

Thanks a lot for your time Cryptodan. :D

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:51 PM

I use the free version and it works very well for me and has really helped a lot...
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

aaah! I have a massive problem

I uninstalled Norton and then it told me to restart so i did as it said, and now when my PC loads up, it just stays completely black, all i can see is my mouse and i can only move my mouse around.

Please help, it's stayed black for like 10mins, and I've even tried booting in safemode. :huh:




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