Reviews and Problems with Symantec Norton Utilities
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This isn't the Nortons Utilities I was so loyal to
John D "MrHuey", Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: I'm a long time Nortons fan, but the best thing this program has done for me was crashing. For quite some time I've been frustrated by how slow my laptop runs. It's a quad-core i7 with 16GB of RAM, yet programs would lock up randomly, my browser crashed, and often I could count to 10 while waiting...
Summary: I installed NU 16. I didn't know that it does a deep scan everyday of your registry. To make a long story short, it totally screw up my system. If you are running Firefox or Waterfox it really kills them. Don't buy it.
Summary: I use a Toshiba Tecra M10 laptop with the Windows XP Professional SP3 32 bit operating system. I had been using Norton Utilities 15 for several years with no problems what-so-ever. I decided to upgrade to Norton Utilities 16 when it was released.
Damages needed .dlls. Still prefer iolo lab's solution
A. H., Amazon
15 May 2013
Summary: I've used various Norton products since the 1990s and have used their utilities/tools packages before. However, their software became increasingly demanding on system resources and sometimes caused problems for other programs.
Summary: I installed this software on my PC and let it do a "deep scan" which took 4 hours. Several fixes were suggested, and I selected a few relatively harmless ones involving duplicate dll's and some files associated with uninstalled software. The next day, I restarted the computer, only it won't restart.
Summary: I also received an offer from Norton to upgrade from my version 15.0 to 16.0. I tried using it for several months and hated it. With my older version 15.0, I had no problems at all. It was easy to use.
Summary: I installed version 16 on a Windows 7 PC running that was also running Norton Internet Security 2013 and Norton Ghost 15 (after uninstalling Norton Utilities v.15 as required). I ran the recommended "Initial Scan" which, oddly, found lots of registry issues and cleaned out much of my Browser cookies...
Summary: I was using Norton Utilities 14 with no problems - Norton E-Mailed me upgrade offer - I thought why not for $9.99 - well let me just say that $9.99 cost me about 3/4 of a days work to straighten out my computer. Luckly I had my drive cloned & had to revert to the clone to fix the problems.
Summary: I so, so regret installing this without realizing that I needed to create a Restore point. Now, I'm stuck with it plus all the problems it has created just in the initial run -- read the other 1-star reviews to get examples -- the Firewall tab disappearing erratically, loss of cursor functions in...
Summary: This product will wreck your computer no matter what you do. I was running Kasperski Internet Security 2013 so I uninstalled it to prevent any conflicts. Once the anti-virus was removed completely I installed the Norton utilities 16 and I almost throw the computer against the wall.