[SOLVED] norton utilities premium

kurdtnz

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Ive used Norton for a few years on all the families pc's and its now asking if I want to install 'norton utilities premium' Just wanted to ask if anyone uses it and is it worth it?
 

Colif

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oh, well, if its free...

its still difficult to see what features are - the website for the features just lists some of them...
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/au/home/current/solutions/v127374759
I can't see a site just for Norton utilities unless its the first one I linked to.

disk defrag - already done by windows at idle
Automatic clean-up - already done by windows at idle. Storage Sense can already remove files you don't use and temp files.

start-up optimiser - maybe handy, some features like this can delay programs from loading right away at start, helpful on slower PC that have hdd and not ssd as boot drives.
File shredder - fairly common feature in Security suites.

really its usefulness is limited to how often you would use the extra features.

The overall improvement to our test PC’s performance was merely 3.84 percent, which was a little below our category average and well below the best-performing applications in our comparison
https://www.toptenreviews.com/pc-system-utilities-software-norton-utilities-review
 
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kurdtnz

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I don't use it but you probably don't need it. Some of its features are already part of windows now. Its questionable if it actually helps at all - https://au.norton.com/norton-utilities

If you don't have it now, I wouldn't bother.

Its near Xmas, they trying to offer specials to get people to buy more stuff.
I thought as much and wondered if it was just a gimmick as like you said, most features are already covered with my current Norton but it's a free download on my subscription and just wondered if it was worth it or not.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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oh, well, if its free...

its still difficult to see what features are - the website for the features just lists some of them...
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/au/home/current/solutions/v127374759
I can't see a site just for Norton utilities unless its the first one I linked to.

disk defrag - already done by windows at idle
Automatic clean-up - already done by windows at idle. Storage Sense can already remove files you don't use and temp files.

start-up optimiser - maybe handy, some features like this can delay programs from loading right away at start, helpful on slower PC that have hdd and not ssd as boot drives.
File shredder - fairly common feature in Security suites.

really its usefulness is limited to how often you would use the extra features.

The overall improvement to our test PC’s performance was merely 3.84 percent, which was a little below our category average and well below the best-performing applications in our comparison
https://www.toptenreviews.com/pc-system-utilities-software-norton-utilities-review
 
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