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Windows 7: Norton Utilities - from the grave to your PC, soon?

05 Feb 2009   #1
johngalt

 
Norton Utilities - from the grave to your PC, soon?

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Norton Utilities brand revived for Windows XP, Vista


Symantec brings cleanup tools back to life
By Ellen Messmer,Network World , 02/03/2009

Symantec Tuesday announced it has revived the Norton Utilities optimization and cleanup tools for Windows that it folded years ago into a broader package after acquiring Norton.

Symantec product manager Robert Reynolds recalls the early days of DOS computers in the 1980s when Peter Norton first came up with his computer tune-up toolkit, and notes that the world is far more complex now in terms of applications that consumers enjoy, whether it be instant messaging, Skype, Twitter or YouTube.
The release of Norton Utilities for Windows XP and Vista is intended to address the "clutter" on PCs that slows down performance, Reynolds says. (Compare client management products.)

"Multiple tabs in the browser, Twitter, you name it," Reynolds says. "At boot time, when you first turn it on, there's a period of time before it's functional when third-party applications are loading services into memory." Sometimes this clutter can also impact general stability of the PC.
Read the rest @ Norton Utilities brand revived for Windows XP, Vista - Network World


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05 Feb 2009   #2
hdjunkie

Windows 7
 
 

Wow, I used to use norton utilities all the time...ahh the 90s...I used macintosh back then too
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06 Feb 2009   #3
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

A Norton product will never get within 4 blocks of any of my machines.
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07 Feb 2009   #4
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Oh the good old days...I used to use NU all the time on my old PC with Win98SE...it was great. It's too bad that Symantec doesn't have a trial version of the product, I don't want to pay something that I don't know how will work :-(
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07 Feb 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I used it back in the 90's also but they won't be getting any of my money in the near future.

Gary
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10 Feb 2009   #6
daveyboy37

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
A Norton product will never get within 4 blocks of any of my machines.
Yeah Great detection rates, lower system footprint than Kaspersky, NOD32 or whatever todays latest flavor is... What is there to like??
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10 Feb 2009   #7
jboggs

Windows 7
 
 

screw anything that contains the name Norton...

May they all burn in hell
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11 Feb 2009   #8
johngalt

 

Well, I was all excite about NU - until I found out that their 'new' toolbar contains elements of the Ask.com toolbar.

Sorry, but I have lost the last shred of respect I had for Symantec. They want to partner with Ask.com, screw them - they can shove their software where the sun doesn't shine.

I will never ever ever use or recommend their software again and I have pulled out of their beta testing program (I was currently testing Lightning v3)....

When a company loses its focus and makes profits more important than a good solid product that performs and performs well, it's time to shoot the board and start over.
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11 Feb 2009   #9
Nemini

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daveyboy37 View Post
Yeah Great detection rates, lower system footprint than Kaspersky, NOD32 or whatever todays latest flavor is... What is there to like??
lemme guess ... all according to norton right?
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11 Feb 2009   #10
daveyboy37

Vista
 
 

No. The detection rates according to pretty much all the UK PC Magazines. The footprint according to me.
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