Reviews and Problems with Symantec Norton Utilities
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disappointing and not worth money or time.
25 November 2014
Summary: I continually get an annoying error message. "core products have been modified." "....Please reinstall". Support options are overwhelming and I really don't want to spend time trying to find an answer. I also have there 360 security suite and it appears to have many feature redundancy (ex.
Summary: Had problems with Norton as it's very controlling and used to crash Fire Fox all the time! Got rid of all Norton and now use another product which is just fine and doesn't have such a big foot!
Summary: I used Norton Utilities regularly until about 5 years ago. I got this and installed it. Not sure what it did exactly, except it slowed my system horribly, and disrupted my browser (IE8). I couldn't tolerate it anymore, so I uninstalled it.
Summary: I enthusiastically used Norton Utilities In DOS and earlier versions of Windows and it saved me from deletions, disk errors,etc.; it also gave a detailed picture of proposed fixes and provided granularity for more or less expert control.
Excerpt: Firewall programs are simply software that makes you feel safe and only protects you from the most amateur hackers. If you have read other reviews in this section then you will see that most hackers use 'Trojans' to gain access to your PC.
Excerpt: I recently installed norton utilities into my machineand the results of the first scan of my disc etc alarmed me. according to all the scanning that had been carried out there was something like 19 faults.i opted for the repair faults option which rightly the programme did.
Excerpt: I must admit to not being overly sure what most of this program actually does. I wouldn't regard myself as a computer expert but nor am I a beginner. The basic idea is that your computer can be slowed down by redundant files, cache entries, cookies etc etc. That's where Cleansweep comes in.
Excerpt: Now this has made me think twice about buying another Norton product. This program is nowhere near of the quality of other Norton products and if you think that by paying for this software you are getting a good deal please think again. ZoneAlarm is by far the better program here, and that is free!
Excerpt: In terms of value-for-money, this product rates fairly low.I personally think that if you're really going to buy a standalone cleanup program, Cybermedia's Uninstaller is in some ways better. While it takes care of much of what Uninstaller does, Cleansweep isn't quite as vigorous or thorough.