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Norton or V Com

by hal / March 27, 2004 11:40 PM PST

Read the articles in PC World about VCom's System Suite 5 having the best diagnostic program. I still want to run Norton Internet Security and would like to use the diagnostic programs from System Suite 5. Can I use a custom install to get only the diagnostic and repair programs since I don't need the virus protection? Or, do you have other advice.

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What are you trying to diagnose?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2004 11:55 PM PST
In reply to: Norton or V Com

I've yet to find a diagnostic that is so good that I carry it with me. I will share I carry MEMTEST86 (http://www.memtest86.com ), the KNOPPIX CD and boot diskette for KNOPPIX and a Windows 98se boot diskette from http://www.bootdisk.com Those and a CD with Adware, Spybot, Cwshredder is about all I ever need.

What's up?

Bob

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Re:What are you trying to diagnose?
by hal / March 28, 2004 8:36 PM PST

Was looking for something similar to that now found in WinDoctor

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What are you trying to diagnose?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2004 9:47 PM PST

What is the error or problem you are looking to diagnose?

Bob

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Re:What are you trying to diagnose?
by hal / March 29, 2004 4:11 AM PST

No particular problem or errors. I do generally run the diagnostic scan in Norton System Works that gives me a Registry and Shortcut Scan, a Progran Integrity Check, etc. If I go with Norton Internet security . . . I'll lose that "checker" Hope this helps to get back to my question of whether I need this at all.

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Just some advice. Don't fix what's not broken.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 4:42 AM PST

You can run such tools if you wish, but fixing what's not broken can lead to new fun issues.

Best of luck,

Bob

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