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Kudos0

what is the difference between Utilities and Computer Tune Up?

I was going to buy a Computer Tune Up but I noticed Utilities does the same job. (Well I think...) Could someone please tell me which one is more worth it and please tell me the difference. Thanks

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Kudos0

Re: what is the difference between Utilities and Computer Tune Up?

hi iplayipadz

From what I can tell Computer Tune UP will do nothing more than PC Tools not really worth paying for it.

If you want something to help with what you want something like CCleaner would do a similar job with the benefit of there being a free version.

You can obtain CCleaner from the link below, make sure if you do download it do so from the developers website not one of the free download sites. Sometimes during the installation there is an opportunity of installing some freeware which I would not do but you will need to watch and untick a box avoid installing it. I think CCleaner tries to download Google.

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

Michael

Kudos0

Re: what is the difference between Utilities and Computer Tune Up?

ipp

As I understand it Computer Tune Up is an online one shot performance by Norton operating remotely on your computer  -- something I don't like on principle, not because it's Norton! -- while Norton Utilities is a set of tools you buy and install on your computer to use when you want to.

BUT -- I firmly believe that tools like that can be very dangerous unless you know enough to know whether or not you should use them and whether you should let them do what they propose. PLUS some of the functions in the tools are already in Windows (Defrag/Optimize) or can be done by reliable free Utilities as mentioned already.

So I would suggest forget about both offers and if you have a problem post here and ask what to  do about it. In many cases if you have to ask you shouldn't try but ask someone technically competent to do it -- or risk having a doorstop instead of a computer ....

Hugh