Norton SystemWorks 2002 in the test: From A for Antivirus to U for Utilities
Should a system once If you are no longer able to boot from the hard disk, the majority of the programs can be started directly from the CD with the SystemWorks boot CD in order to reanimate the system. Even those who do not have a very large hard disk or simply want to save the 100-150 MB installation can work with SystemWorks. Apparently, however, Symantec has unfortunately installed some kind of Windows 98 as the operating system on the CD. It is therefore not possible to access NTFS data carriers with the SystemWorks programs in order to solve any problems there.
The main program
The program has a revised, fresh surface. From there, the individual main components can be reached quickly and easily. There is a brief explanation for each function, with the help of which operating the program should not be too difficult. After starting the main program, the OBC function (One Button Checkup) is immediately available. With this, a quick diagnosis of the system can be made with one click. Windows and hard drive problems are searched for and the system is checked for viruses. In addition, the program tries the system's performanceto optimize, which is only moderately successful. If errors are found, an attempt is made to correct them in the next step, which always worked with a single exception.
In this day and age, when viruses are becoming more and more sophisticated and spreading faster and faster, this function plays a very central role. On the one hand, you can easily update the software and, on the other, keep the important virus definitions up to date. You only need a working internet connection to use this function.
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