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February 15th, 2006, 12:20 PM #1
Best utility program
What is best Fix-It Utilities, Norton System works, System Mechanic 6.0, or some other? Just wondering... thanks
February 15th, 2006, 12:38 PM #2
February 15th, 2006, 12:39 PM #3
None of the above. I always felt like the "fix everything" programs really didn't do any of it well, more like they did everything half-assed. I use the following
Avast! anti virus
Spybot Search & Destroy“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
February 15th, 2006, 12:50 PM #4
February 15th, 2006, 12:55 PM #5Originally Posted by Mombo323
Avast! is probably the #1 anti virus used by techimo members with AVG being #2. Both are free programs with free updates.
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
February 15th, 2006, 01:16 PM #6
I have used SystemSuite (FixIt's big brother) from the time it was a Mijenix product (lineage: Mijenix > OnTrack > VCom > Avanquest). I seldom recommend buying anything that a French company has anything to do with, but this is an exception (Avanquest is French).
. It now includes AV and anti-spyware from TrendMicro (same as PC-Cillin) and the Sygate firewall (Sygate was recently bought up by Symantec, so I don't have any idea what's going to happen with the firewall in the future).
. I also use VCom's PowerDesk Pro - think of it as Windows Explorer on steroids. You get a free, limited version of PD with SS but the $20. upgrade for the Pro version is well worth it (a good use for your rebate money!). About the only thing SS lacks is a disk sector editor, but I don't think even Norton Utils includes that any more (the morons that use PCs these days can't be trusted with such a powerful tool... ).
You can get it from Amazon for $35. shipped, plus there is a $20. rebate link on the Amazon page. Final cost, $15.00, unless you are one that Amazon has to collect sales tax from. Here's the link: SS6Pro
. And here is the mfr. link: http://www.v-com.com
Last edited by zepper; February 15th, 2006 at 01:27 PM."Our freedom depends on five boxes: soap, ballot, jury, witness; and, when all else fails, Ammo. " ?author?
February 15th, 2006, 01:19 PM #7
Spybot Search & Destroy
MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4
AMD 64 3200+ Processor @ 2.1ghz
1gb G.Skill Dual Channel DDR Ram
GeForce 6800 GS 256MB
FSP Sparkle ATX 400w
February 15th, 2006, 01:28 PM #8
Last edited by zepper; February 15th, 2006 at 03:20 PM."Our freedom depends on five boxes: soap, ballot, jury, witness; and, when all else fails, Ammo. " ?author?
February 15th, 2006, 02:38 PM #9
Whats the point in quoting yourself? anyways...
ZA- get a good free firewall
Spybot Search & Destroy
Winsock XP fix
Last edited by buckaro; February 15th, 2006 at 02:47 PM.
February 15th, 2006, 02:45 PM #10
Good Idea for a new quote, he who quotes himself just loves to hear himself speak (type)"When it comes to be when the soothing light at the end of your tunnel...is just a frieght train coming your way." ~Metallica, No Leaf Clover.
February 15th, 2006, 02:48 PM #11
I still don't see how its a good idea....
how do you like the list of programs i use? Big thanks to PCG, i think their all on their UK discs lol i do use them though
edit- Apart from XP fix, i don't have issues with my firewall since i removed norton, lol. ZA kicks its ass IMO
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