Reviews and Problems with Symantec Norton Utilities
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Symantec Norton Utilities 15 review
5 January 2011
Summary: Symantec makes some fine products, and you might find a number of useful components within Norton Utilities 15; but as with Iolo Technologies' System Mechanic, Norton Utilities may have outlived its usefulness. If your system isn't running as fast as you think it should, uninstalling unnecessary software and pruning background applications using Windows' own tools or downloadable freebies are a more cost-effective first defense.
Excerpt: Norton Utilities is a computer diagnostic and repair software suite that enhances PC performance with a variety of tools that improve the efficiency of the operating system. These tool decrease the load placed on system resources, giving the user complete control over resource expenditure within the operating system. This software also corrects system errors automatically and conducts regular scans to keep the computer working in optimal condition.
Pros: This software suite offers all of the tools needed to boost computer performance, and no upgrades are needed., The Performance Test feature allows users to see what works best in improving system resource management. Tests are conducted automatically and the results are easy to understand, offering plenty of insight to even the most novice user., Three software licenses are included in the bundle, letting the entire family enjoy smoother computing., The Registry Clean...
Cons: May not improve system performance on machine that are already performing optimally.
Summary: Norton Utilities 14 is a means of keeping all of your system maintenance links in one place, but it delivers little that you can't already do with Windows. Two things it does bring to the table are the registry tools, which are useful, and the performance monitor, which is interesting but not always useful.