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RE: filmscanners: OT: Norton and McAfee et al



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/

John





  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
  > [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Steve Greenbank
  > Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 4:50 PM
  > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
  > Subject: Re: filmscanners: Vuescan request
  >
  >
  > > Good point, Alan. Both Norton and McAfee (the only two I've
  > used)seem to
  > go
  > > 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
  > too.
  >
  > 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.
  >
  > Steve
  >




 




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