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Norton System Works

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#1 phil7


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 07:38 PM

Hi, Groovicus was helping me with another problem and he kept mentioning that he thought Norton System Works could be the culprit of my computer not powering off after shutdown. I uninstalled it and still have the problem. But my question is this - Is Norton a good program to use as an all-around system maintenance suite (Disk, Registry, Windows), or can someone recommend another, free or not. I was not using the AV but MacAfee and AVG7 (which I was told was a No-No).
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 08:06 PM

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:25 PM

Is Norton a good program to use as an all-around system maintenance suite.

No.. Norton used to be good for Mac but even that changed.. I had Super Utilities with System Works on it, and I never had more viruses that slipped trough than with Norton.
When I purchased Kaspersky Pro, and wanted to load one of programs from CD I burned under Norton protection, it was a hit right away.. On that CD I had 4 virus infected files and some other malware..
About One Button check, well I wasn't really impressed.. System Mechanic Pro that Phawgg mentioned is real good I'm using that one too.. Before that I had Registry Clean Expert witch was pretty good as well.
You can try RegCleaner this one is free and real good
I wouldn't know any other scanners, but from what I've heard, Antidode Super Lite and Anti-vir are quite good (and free) .. My son have NOD32 on his machine and that seem to be good scanner as well.
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 05:10 AM

norton is AWFUL...i wrote a letter here earlier explaining my trouble w/norton..but in brief...i had a horrid virus..went to symantec to ask how to remove it..and they wanted to charge me to remove a virus i had paid them to keep out.

the only good thing: looking for a solution brought me here, to bc.com!!

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