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MIke
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Hi,

I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.

Thanks!
Mike
This entire world is filled with apathy, but who cares anyway?

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
It's hard to make a recommendation, allot depends on what you
term Computer Cleanup. Norton System Doctor is a modified
9X/ME tool that I personally wouldn't allow near my PC. There
are lots of tools available - but most all maintenance can be done
for free or at a minimal cost. Just doing things like Chkdsk, Defrag
and purging caches & temp folders helps keep XP running along
fine. The web has many sites dedicated to maintaining XP and
a few generalized tips on how to improve/tweak performance.

"MIke" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1116416922.970872.296060@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.
>
> Thanks!
> Mike
> This entire world is filled with apathy, but who cares anyway?
>

Li'l Roberto
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
The best "cleanup utility" is XP itself plus common sense and an
understanding of how it works, the rest of them are for the birds IMO.
Some are downright dangerous in inexperienced hands, lurk here a while
and read the tales of woe.

rgds
Li'l Roberto

"MIke" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1116416922.970872.296060@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.
>
> Thanks!
> Mike
> This entire world is filled with apathy, but who cares anyway?
>

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
In news:1116416922.970872.296060@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
MIke <axipolti@yahoo.com> typed:

> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still
> can't
> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer
> cleanup
> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but
> before I
> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from
> others.



My advice is to avoid all of these. Besides most of these
programs being unnecessary, and in some cases downright
dangerous, I don't like the idea of "suites." I believe in
separately choosing the best program in each category that I
want, without regard to what (or even whether) suite it's in.

--
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Rock
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
MIke wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.
>
> Thanks!
> Mike
> This entire world is filled with apathy, but who cares anyway?
>

Avoid them all - they are a waste of money.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Like a smart computer once said. "The only way to win is not play!"

Rock wrote:

> MIke wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
>> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
>> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
>> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Mike
>> This entire world is filled with apathy, but who cares anyway?
>>
>
> Avoid them all - they are a waste of money.
>

Ken Gardner
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Just say no to all of them. Use the maintenance tools that already come with
XP.

Ken


"MIke" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.
>
> Thanks!
> Mike
> This entire world is filled with apathy, but who cares anyway?
>
>

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
MIke wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think I've read almost every review avaialable and I still can't
> decide which is the most reliable, least invasive computer cleanup
> suite. So far, "Norton System Doctor", is winning, but before I
> invest I should like to hear some ideas, experiences, etc, from others.


Waste your money on none of them. There's very, very little that any
so-called "cleanup" utilities can do, that WinXP cannot do by itself.
Norton System Doctor, in particular, is a useless waste of hard drive space.



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1badtech
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
I don't like to buy a product/suite that claims to do everything. Even
people have to specialize in one or two things but not all. The
problem with those products is that they are always running and they
conflict with other applications causing problems and lots of
headache.

If you need a registry cleaner, just download a free one and run it
when needed but don't get one that runs all of the time.

It's also nice to do a disk cleanup and defrag on a regular basis.
Windows disk cleanup is pretty good and you don't need anything else.
The built-in defrag program is also pretty good but it just takes too
long to run. You can try a third party defrag program to see if you
like it.


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