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    Best utility program

    What is best Fix-It Utilities, Norton System works, System Mechanic 6.0, or some other? Just wondering... thanks

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    Do you want a free one or one you have to pay for?

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    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
    RegScrubXP 3.25
    Avast! anti virus
    Lavasoft Adaware
    Spybot Search & Destroy
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    Is avast antivirus better than Norton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mombo323
    Is avast antivirus better than Norton?
    Yes, and it isn't a resource hog like Norton. Also when Norton gets screwed up it is a PIA to try and remove it.
    Avast! is probably the #1 anti virus used by techimo members with AVG being #2. Both are free programs with free updates.
    Avast!
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
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    Lightbulb

    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

    .bh.

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    sorry. dupe
    Last edited by zepper; February 15th, 2006 at 03:20 PM.
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    Whats the point in quoting yourself? anyways...

    AVG
    ZA- get a good free firewall
    Lavasoft Adaware
    Spybot Search & Destroy
    MS anti-spyware
    CWShredder
    Winsock XP fix
    Process explorer
    reg cleaner
    autoruns
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    Good Idea for a new quote, he who quotes himself just loves to hear himself speak (type)
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    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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