Summary: I was satisfied with the Norton Utilities after trying numerous other similar products but still have not found one that cleans more than 75% of the garbage in the computer. It is definitely one of the better so far.
Summary: I don't know why these software companies feel obligated to change how their software works every time they put out a new version. It takes some getting used to picking up how Utilities 16 works compared to Utilities 15, but I think I have it know. The packaging Amazon did was terrible (worse than terrible)., It came in the same box as a stepper I purchased and looked like it had just been thrown in.
Summary: Was having problems with the computers and had to keep looking for what was wrong and fix that what I could. Finally decided there must be a easier way and have this on my computer and it operates a lot better. Norton is known for being good and chose them over other fix it programs for the Government only uses Norton on their computers.
Summary: Norton Utilities 16.0 helped me to get rid of some unnecessary registries, some junk files and clean up my hard drive. What I like about Norton Utilities 16.0 It is easy to use and the 1 click button to clean up and get rid of problems makes it a keeper for me. Yes other programs can do the same, but usually it is several programs, and why not just use one and get it all done at one time? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to use it. It is very simple to use.
Summary: I got this because my printer wasn't cooperating with my computer. I have no idea why printing is so complicated when the rest of my computer (running Windows 7) just works without a problem. I continually had to load new drivers, go through this elaborate troubleshooting process every time I wanted to print something. I was ready to get a new printer - then I used Norton Utilities. Now the printer and the computer communicate just fine, and there are no issues.
Pretty Good Computer Clean-Up and Registry Maintainance Utility
C. White "Chazzz", Amazon
17 February 2013
Summary: I have used Norton SystemWorks and now "Norton Utilities" for over a decade now. I am running Windows 7 so I cannot say how it works on Windows 8, but the box says it is compatible with Win 8. The main use of this software is to clean up the computer's registry which can become out of touch after multiple software updates and uninstalls. This can lead to slowed operation or even lock-ups of the computer.
Summary: Norton Utilities 16.0 contains several utilities to clean up your computer and possibly speed it up too. Some of them work well, some not as well, and most can be found on the internet in various forms for free. Free utilities such as "CCleaner" and "Wise Care 365" are just a couple. I installed Norton Utilities 16.0 on 2 different systems. One with Windows 7, and one with Windows 8. It installed on both without issue, and under 1 minute.
Excerpt: With anti-virus software, people usually have a virus panic and THEN buy the software to clean their system up. With firewalls, it is the other way around. Truly. You install the firewall because you figure it's a good idea, put it onto one of its default settings (such as 'high security'), and then come back to look at the log, and blanche. "People tried to send me WHAT?" "People have been sniffing around my portmap?" " The hell(!