I could not concur more about Norton. It was a total system hog when I had
it installed. I could hardly open two more application without running out
of Window's 'fabled' system resources.
For the last several years I have been using Fix-It Utilities (2000 in my
case though there is a version 3.0 out there).
It has a small footprint, decent defrag, recovery, virus, etc. utilities -
and does not burden my system.
If interested goto: http://www.ontrack.com/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Steve Greenbank
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 4:50 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Vuescan request
> > Good point, Alan. Both Norton and McAfee (the only two I've
> used)seem to
> > a bit overboard on backups, sometimes to the point of obstructing and
> > shutting down the whole operation, particularly on a system
> with marginal
> > RAM.
> > Any tips you have on defeating this "overzealousness" would
> be more than
> > welcome by me, and possibly others.
> Don't use the damn things!
> My brother had Norton on his machine. It takes twice as long to boot and
> seemed to be one of the most unstable machines I have ever used. I once
> installed some software and it took 3 hours to make all it's backups.
> I can reinstall windows and most of the applications I use regularly in
> less time. After a clean install the system is generally
> noticably fastet
> What's the point - particularly if they can even mess up and
> get in the way
> of the installation of something as unobtrusive as Vuescan? I
> suspect the
> backup will be no different to the previous installation backup
> as Vuescan
> does not intrude in any system directories, files and in
> particular does not
> use the registry.