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Kudos0

NIS system cleanups - need more options (for itself as well)

Hello, I have been using NIS for some time, and found it very good. However, I see that it only cleans up the unwanted file in Internet Explorer, and Windows TEMP areas. I think this needs updating to include the new EDGE browser, and maybe others as well (e.g. Firefox & Chrome).

One other thing that would be extremely useful, is to add it's OWN cleanups - if you look at the install logs folder(s) you will see hundreds (some folks have thousands) of 7z zipped update/patch files. Now surely once the update/patch has installed from the zip, it is no longer needed? As I see conflicting advice from many quarters (even from Norton employees - who possible confuse what the poster is actually asking about - so they say do not remove them) where some say it is OK - so I am asking that Norton add an option to clean up its own areas where its own TEMP files are really treated as TEMP in the proper defined sense, so remove them under its own functional/programmed control (via a proper selectable options) - so users do not have to think/worry/stress over it! Thanks

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Kudos0

Re: NIS system cleanups - need more options (for itself as well)

I think this needs updating to include the new EDGE browser, and maybe others as well (e.g. Firefox & Chrome).

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

Kudos0

Re: NIS system cleanups - need more options (for itself as well)

Hi bjm - thanks for the reply and suggestion. I do use ccleaner, and it seems to work quite well. However, the NIS product suite contains various "pc tune-up" items that it reminds me about every few weeks, but it seems that this particular part might not be maintained. I am not sure why they only clean the IE cache and Windows TEMP stuff. It would be useful if NIS was geared up to do the clean-up stuff to be able to have it do have a bit more scope designed in, as I like the reminders (I often forget to run CC regularly).  As regards the NIS update/patch logs, I don't think that CC has any options to check the install and log paths, so hopefully Symantec will think about this for later/updated versions, as I feel it is safest for the product to do its own cleanups, as it is much safer than a user doing a manual trawl and guess what is not needed.

Kudos0

Re: NIS system cleanups - need more options (for itself as well)

for my two cents, Norton can drop all Tune Up nonsense

Kudos0

Re: NIS system cleanups - need more options (for itself as well)

I used Norton tune-up, I can provide a case number if you would like. My system crashed and it cost me $140 to fix it. I no longer will use Norton products!

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