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141. Norton SystemWorks 2005 [LB]
142. Norton SystemWorks 1.0
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143. Personal Firewall Plus 5
144. LAPLINK PCMover ( Windows )
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145. Internet Security Barrier X Backup
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146. Defensive Driving Course
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147. Zero Spyware 2004
148. Cisco PIX 501 10-50 User Upgrade
150. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Photoshop
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151. Anonymizer Anti-Spyware
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152. Steganos Security Suite 6.0
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154. ARCMEDIA Master It! Dreamweaver
155. On-Track System Suite 4.0
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157. LEXAR MEDIAIR-231 Image Rescue
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158. System Mechanic 4
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159. Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional
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160. Zone Alarm Pro

141. Norton SystemWorks 2005 [LB]
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B0002RQ3SE
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 1597
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  • Eliminates viruses, prevents computer problems, and restores system
  • Norton AntiVirus blocks Internet worms before they enter computer
  • Norton Utilities and GoBack helps fix, prevent, and undo system problems
  • Improved one-button checkup feature; select exact scans desired
  • Solves problems and protects files; easy-to-use software

142. Norton SystemWorks 1.0

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Asin: B000050NQK
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 1778
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Norton SystemWorks 2001 provides an integrated suite of softwareapplications that cover almost every aspect of keeping your Mac runningsmoothly, and fixing problems when they arise. The suite consists of fourcomponents. Utilities 6.0, oneof the best known Mac disk utility packages, offers a full range of disk andfile maintenance functions, allowing you to recover badly damaged disks, fixminor disk and file damage, optimize your drive by defragmenting files andapplications, and recover accidentally deleted files. If the worst happens, andyou find that you can't even start up from your Mac's hard drive, the NortonSystemWorks 2001 CD also works as a start-up disc, giving you a chance torecover files and fix the damaged drive.

Virus protection, in the form of Norton AntiVirus 7.0, is simple andcomprehensive. Version 7.0 of the AntiVirus application not only protects youfrom Macro viruses, which are the most common form of virus on the Mac, but willeven scan e-mail attachments as you download them, to warn of potentialinfection before the file has a chance to infect your computer. It evenintegrates itself into the main Norton Utilities control screen, so that allyour Norton applications are available from a single launch pad. The LiveUpdatefeature keeps both the Norton applications and the essential virus definitionfiles up to date by automatically checking for updates when you connect to theInternet, or at prescheduled times.

Backing up your essential files is always advisable, but often difficult to doeffectively. Dantz Retrospect Express allows you to automate the process,backing up to removable media, another hard drive, or to an Internet archivewith ease. The wide range of configuration options takes some time to configure,but once this is done, backing up becomes a single-click operation. Finally,Aladdin Spring Cleaning allows you to keep your valuable disk space free bydeleting unwanted and unused files, duplicate files, temporary Internet browsercaches, and even removing unnecessary code from some software applications.

Mac users looking for a total troubleshooting and maintenance package for theircomputer will find that Norton SystemWorks 2001 provides a solution that is hardto beat. --Daniel Jardine ... Read more

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars It's not like we had much choice !
Whether it's a pc or a mac, symantec always has a decent software package.

In the mac world, there isn't many utility packages to choose from.

BEWARE: I believe it was OS 8.6 and/or OS9 that would NOT work with systemworks 1.0. Could cause drive corruption.
(You needed systemworks 2.0)
I bought this package and gave it to the end user.
I warned him about only using it as directed on the package.
Well,naturally he used it with the wrong Mac OS and lost some data.

A good, all around utility package.

Thumbs up !

2-0 out of 5 stars Norton who???
Version 1.0 is average at best and this is also only able to run in OS 9 or lower. It does not run natively in OS X, but they have come out with a 2.0 version. The 1.0 version does have good optimization and defragmenting properties, but the 2.0 version has included Alsoft's Disk Warrior. Makes one wonder why Symantec would share the spotlight with another software company. I know why but will remain silent at this time...

5-0 out of 5 stars How did I cope without Systemworks!!!
I bought Norton Systemworks after suspecting I had downloaded a virus on my Mac. I had never used the product (or any other like it) before, so I was pleased that it was user friendly and extremely efficient. I ran both Antivirus and Utilities (both included in the price) to check my system for bugs and general "bad things" and within 2 hours, my Mac was back to its old self.

I am impressed by the wealth and versatility of all the other programms that are included on the CD-ROM (like Aladdin Spring Clean and Dantz Retrospect). Similar to the flagship programmes, they are easy to use, easy to install and set-up, and most importantly they work well.

I would reccommend Norton Systemworks Macintosh for anybody who is having problems with their Mac, or for people who want that extra peice of mind. My only problem is that I wish I had bought it sooner, then my Mac might not have kept crashing orignally.

Fully deserves the 5 star award.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Norton: easy to use and effective.
SystemWorks for Macintosh combines Norton Utilities with Norton Anti-Virus, Aladin Clean Sweep, and Datz Retrospect. The Norton suite installs effortlessly (easier then NAV for PC in my experience), you install Clean Sweep and Retrospect seperately off the same disk. SystemWorks has the familiar Symantec features: control panels (the Norton products can all be accessed through a main panel), and live update. A new to me feature is that when (for example) you run "software update" NAV will detect it and ask you if you want to suspend auto-protect while you're installing software. I happen to like Norton products and have had good luck with them, this product for Mac is no exception. I think Norton SystemWorks is a must have for any Mac home user. ... Read more

143. Personal Firewall Plus 5
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B0000CEYOO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: McAfee
Sales Rank: 1989
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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  • Places an easy-to-use, always on-guard barrier between hackers and your hard drive
  • Denies outbound Internet access to malicious applications that might surreptitiously transmit personal data to hackers
  • Fingerprints trusted programs to connect without unnecessary or false alarm alerts
  • Easy-to-read graphical maps showing the source of hostile attacks and traffic worldwide
  • Links to a dedicated anti-hacking database and Worldwide Hacker Activity Map

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor excuse of a Firewall
Have had McAfee Personal Firewall Plus 2004 v. 5.0 for about 3 months. Installs easy, easy setup, no crashes, very compatible. Would I recommend this Firewall? NO WAY, NO HOW...

Never scaned my ports, figuring McAfee was doing a good job. Big mistake. By chance one day, I did a free port scan at First scan showed 4 ports open. NOT GOOD....

So went to built-in "McAfee Scan Your Ports" Showed 1 of the 4 PORTS OPEN. Reason only showed 1 OPEN PORT is McAfee's port scanner, "Hacker Watch" only scans the SAME 9 PORTS, and this takes over 4 minutes to do so. At, this site scans 1055 in little over 1 minute. Also same results at, verifying findings/results. Ports still open 80% of time.

OK I change settings higher. Only can go up 1 setting, without shutting ALL In AND OUT TRAFFIC OFF. Still same results, OPEN PORTS. FAQs don't help, so email McAfee Tech Support. That was two weeks ago. Since then have emailed every other day, no reply... Waited to hear from McAfee Support before writting this review, but no reply... Not going telephone route at 2.95 minute. Can buy better Firewall for 10 minutes talk time, or even free Firewall.

Also McAfee is hookup with many other software utilities, and these popup all the time. Tried to shut these off but can't. Think many software companies distribute their programs before complete. Can happen, but no support not forgivable. Hope uninstall works? Don't go with McAfee Firewall, or you might be writing one of these sad stories.

1-0 out of 5 stars A good program but for one ruinous flaw.
Think of Network Associates' McAfee Personal Firewall Plus as an average automobile that can be driven by everyone. Think of ZoneLab's ZoneAlarm Pro 4.5 (published for retail through Broderbund) as a feature-ladened "modified" car, which can also be driven by everyone, but is only truly appreciated by those with the know-how to tinker under the hood to realize maximum performance.

Personal Firewall Plus is an easy-to-use firewall for the average home user. The choice between PFP and Zone Lab's top-rated ZoneAlarm Pro 4.5 will depend on your taste for technical detail and proactivity. Though PFP has fewer features than ZoneAlarm Pro, Personal Firewall Plus compensates with a simpler interface and generally less intrusive operation.

The major operating difference between ZoneAlarm Pro and Personal Firewall Plus is that ZoneAlarm's security controls are much more granular. PFP only has four general settings for the firewall: Trusting, Standard, Tight, and Lockdown; and three Internet access settings for programs: Full Access, Block, and Allow Outbound Traffic Only. Personal Firewall Plus simplifies the firewall configuration process by integrating with, a Network Associates sponsored database of global geographically- and temporally-tracked information security intrusions and virus infections. Hackerwatch provides Personal Firewall Plus with some basic intelligence to automatically determine which programs should be allowed access or denied to the Internet, without bothering the user for permission. PFP will not bother you to let common applications (such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Messenger, Outlook Express, etc.) access the Internet. In practice, this feature works well but is not as smart as it should be. As of this writing, Hackerwatch does not recognize some common or fairly new applications that use Internet access for ancillary purposes, such Intuit's TurboTax 2003 for downloading the latest program updates and tax code revisions. Given Network Associates' work in corporate-level network security, Hackerwatch's slight ineptitude is somewhat surprising.

Personal Firewall Plus provides occasional pop-up notices from Hackerwatch on the latest virii and security alerts. While the notices may be thought of as informative (especially to those who use don't use anti-virus software), they may also be construed as advertisements for McAfee VirusScan. Fortunately, these pop-up notices may be turned off.

For $10 more (retail), ZoneAlarm Pro offers a bevy of privacy features and precision security settings that Personal Firewall Plus lacks. ZoneAlarm Pro has an ID Lock, a pop-up blocker, a cache cleaner, and a mobile-code (JavaScript, Java, ActiveX, etc.) blocker. ZoneAlarm Pro also has a program manager that can selectively authorize program access to the Internet down to specific program modules; and a site manager to selectively specify for websites users have visited whether cookies, pop-up / pop-under windows, and application code (JavaScript, Java, ActiveX) etc., are accepted or blocked. With the exception of the pop-up blocker, these features should be configured by technically experienced users in order to be effective. For example, ZoneAlarm Pro's ID Lock feature, which intercepts and alerts the user to browser and e-mail traffic that transmit personal information, such as private e-mail addresses, social security numbers, etc., begins with a high number of false positives. It takes some knowledge and experimentation to configure the ID Lock properly; to know what information different websites should be entitled to or barred from.

Like any other firewall, Personal Firewall Plus is meant to be paired with anti-virus software. Of note, MSN Premium broadband internet service subscribers receive Personal Firewall Plus and Network Associates' McAfee VirusScan for free as part of their subscription. The VirusScan and Personal Firewall Plus bundle (and its competitor bundles from Symantec) are also sometimes significantly discounted or available for free after rebate. I have never seen ZoneAlarm Pro significantly discounted.

Unfortunately, Personal Firewall Plus has one ruinous flaw: the program deactivates itself when checking whether a user's subscription service (to keep the program updated against the latest hack attacks) is current and valid. In fact, the onus is placed on the user to be alert to this circumstance and to manually reactivate the firewall. It is unbelievable that a firewall would leave a computer open and unprotected to attack, just to check its customer's credentials. It is akin to having your car secretly unlock itself while unattended in a public place to verify with its manufacturer that you owned the vehicle.

As a result, I recommend that prospective customers buy ZoneAlarm Pro instead. At the very least, ZoneAlarm Pro users are entitled to continue to use whatever version of the program installed at the time of a subscription service lapse, however intentional or accidental. In similar scenarios, Personal Firewall Plus users would unexpectedly find themselves at a terrible disadvantage.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid all McAfee products

- It works?? I don't know - it's never done anything on my computer, so maybe it hasn't been tested yet.

- It can be obtained free after mail-in rebates.


- Starting around a month before your update subscription ends, McAfee "Buy New Subscription" pop-ups appear, you click on the x to close and they disappear...... for 60 seconds. Then they reappear, you click on the x ..... a minute later it comes back. There are only two ways to stop these popups - go online with your credit card number to to resubscribe to their update service or uninstall the McAfee program. Customer service and tech support both refused to tell me how to disable these continuously reappearing and incredibly annoying pop-ups.

- Tech support is virtually non-existant, unless you call in to their $2.95/minute or $39.99/issue support lines. E-mails get canned, non-responsive answers. The FAQ section of their website has no responses to real questions and the "24/7" tech support chat system is always busy or non-functional - its unavailable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

- Having registered a previous version of a McAfee product may prevent you from getting updates on subsequent versions that the user legitimately acquires. I bought both Viruscan Professional 8.0 and Personal Firewall Plus, after getting VS Home 7.0 (both were free after rebates - the only reason I purchased them) and when the auto update tries to give me the current update of my new programs when I go online, it tells me "You are not authorized to receive this service." An e-mail to customer support got me back a confirmation that I am properly registered for the two new programs and I should have no problems. I guess continuing to receive the "You are not authorized to receive this service" response when I try to update the virus database isn't a problem for McAfee. However, it is a darn big problem for me.

-Who knows what sort of spy-ware McAfee installs on your computer with its standard installation? A quick check with Windows Explorer reveals that their uninstallation procedure does not uninstall 100% of the components of the McAfee software you have installed, that is for sure.

Avoid this horribly run company and its products. Even though it's not costing me any more than tax and postage after the rebates to re-subscribe, I think that's still the opposite of a bargain and I regret my decision to stay with McAfee. In retrospect, I should have gone with either Norton or one of their competitors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great app!
This app is worth the money! Keeps everything out that doesn't belong! And, unlike the rest of the 2004 line up from McAfee, it doesn't crash every time you open it!

For Firewalls, go with McAfee, for Virus scanners, go with McAfee, but don't buy QuickClean or InternetSecurity (very crash prone). ... Read more

144. LAPLINK PCMover ( Windows )

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Asin: B0006FNH9A
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Laplink
Sales Rank: 1598
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Selective undo rolls back changes fully or partially, letting users keep only what works
  • Transfer settings for multiple users in a single pass
  • Recognizes all the most common applications -- choose which settings get moved with the collapsible tree view
  • Extensive file transfer options - Select files by directory, extension, modification date, size and more
  • Supports transfers through LAN, modem, serial cable, USB or removable media

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2-0 out of 5 stars Worked - barely
About five years ago I purchased Laplink Technical to move my files from my old laptop to my new Dell desktop computer. It worked perfectly the first time. This time I purchased PCMover to move my files from my old Dell (running ME) to my new Dell (running XP). After several days of struggles I did manage to get my files transferred, but not without a LOT of problems.

First of all, the software refused to recognize my Home Network linking my two Dell computers. I happily moved files back and forth between the computers using copy and paste so the network works perfectly. PCMover would not, under any circumstances, recognize the link, so I was forced to
use the enclosed USB cable - a slower way to transfer the files.

PCMover compressed the files before transfer but it is a resource HOG. I have a small program running that monitors my memory and PCMover drained the memory all the way down fast, then slowed the computer, then eventually crashed my old computer over, and over, and over again. I had to transfer 26gb of data and I had about 10-15 computer lockups and it took several days to move all the data. can you let this product out the door like this? Eventually, I used my Home Network to move most of my files from the old computer to the new one so PCMover wouldn't have to do much work, and still it crashed my old computer. In the wee hours of the morning this morning I finally got PCMover to finished its task and now my new computer is running fine. I would have tried to use my old copy of Laplink Tech but I couldn't find the old software box, so that was why I bought PCMover thinking it would be an improvement over Laplink Tech and would be compatible with XP.

If I could have turned compression off I suspect the transfer would have gone well without crashing my old computer but this was NOT an option. Also, the sofware tries to be "cute" by referring to its operations in "moving van" terms. When the files are being transferred it's called "unloading the van". This is NOT funny when the process is crashing the computer.

My suggestions to Laplink - fix the bug that prevents the software from using the network connection, have the compression be an option, and don't try to be cute by using "moving van" terms. If you get the software it will eventually work and I hope your experience with it goes better than my experience. ... Read more

145. Internet Security Barrier X Backup Edition (Mac)
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B0001IQNAC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Intego
Sales Rank: 3687
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146. Defensive Driving Course
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Asin: B0000DBK0F
Catlog: Software
Sales Rank: 1241
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  • Based on content used in the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course
  • Trains drivers in collision prevention techniques while promoting a positive and cooperative attitude
  • State-of-the-art animation and graphics offers an engaging, interactive learning environment
  • Students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards, & identify the correct defenses
  • Receive this training at your convenience from the desktop

147. Zero Spyware 2004
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Asin: B0001MBCI6
Catlog: Software
Publisher: FBM Software
Sales Rank: 3624
Average Customer Review: 3.17 out of 5 stars
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  • Detects and eliminates spyware
  • Protects against web identity theft
  • Prevents hijacking of your personal files
  • Stops spies from monitoring your keystrokes
  • Blocks malicious cookies

Reviews (6)

1-0 out of 5 stars Spyless !!
All the bells and whistle's are here but it doesn't detect or remove much of anything just like all the other spyware programs I"ve tried. I think the best software for spyware to come is going to be from McAfee.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
This product is the best of the lot. I was blown away at its flash interface and ease of use. Nice work.

4-0 out of 5 stars Performs As Expected
Although I had no SpyWare detected, the product does a quick scan and performs seamlessly without any glitches. The installation is easy for the novice--prompts are clear and easily understood.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Perfect, But Pretty Good
The software installs fairly easily, and it did remove a number of spyware programs. The on-line technical support is good, although the "helper" got befuddled when he could not solve my problem with recurrent pop-ups. I sent them diagnostic information so their software engineers could evaluate the problem. The software is better than Ad-Aware (which is free from, but I am not yet convinced it is worth $25 plus shipping. The jury is still out . . .

1-0 out of 5 stars Buggy product, no support, bad move.
I recommend NOT buying this product. Its very crash prone, the company is a shell company based in the Philipines that will refuse to help you.

Bad risk, avoid! ... Read more

148. Cisco PIX 501 10-50 User Upgrade Software License ( PIX-501-SW-10-50= )

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Asin: B000071W2D
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Cisco Systems (Ciscopro)
Sales Rank: 8145
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149. Newtek,Inc. NTI DRIVEBACKUP (RETAIL BOX). ( 230003 )

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Asin: B0000C88DP
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Newtek,Inc.
Sales Rank: 6578
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gets the job done!
This program does a terrific job of creating an image of one's hard disk.I used this to create an image of my hard disk to CD-R media (CD-RW and DVD are also supported).The user interace is very easy to use.What I like most of this software: 1) easy to use, 2) Under Win XP, the program can create a self-booting disc.Thus, even if your operating system goes out, there is no need to restore from scratch, 3) trial version available for download so one can make sure the software works with your computer before buying, 4) very reasonable price.The version I used is NTI DriveBackup 3.0 and I purchased it directly as a download from their site. The image I created was about 7GB to CD-R media. The program supports automatic spanning, backup verification, and password protection. The 7GB image required 8 CD-Rs and took about 2 hours to create. This software gets the job done in fine fashion. ... Read more

150. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Photoshop 7 and ImageReady (Windows/Macintosh)

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Asin: B00007FV33
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Publisher: Bdg Publishing
Sales Rank: 4347
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  • Get a complete guide to every tool and option available in Photoshop or ImageReady
  • Learn to develop gorgeous pieces of art using the brushes, fills and other specialized drawing tools
  • Add wondrous special effects to your designs to create a whole new look for your images
  • Add vector art and sharpen images to make them look perfect
  • It's the perfect way to create attractive GIF, JPEGS and online or print art!

151. Anonymizer Anti-Spyware
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Asin: B0007LKCGO
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Manufacturer: Anonymizer, INC.
Sales Rank: 6029
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  • Removes keyloggers, adware, cookies, spyware, dialers, toolbars, and Trojan Horses
  • Stops browser hijacking
  • Updates automatically
  • Simple intuitive interface

152. Steganos Security Suite 6.0
list price: $59.95
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Asin: B000213ZBI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Global Marketing Partners
Sales Rank: 2116
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  • Encryption software holds up to 128 GB of sensitive data
  • Safely transport encrypted data and access it from anywhere
  • Internet Trace Destructor deletes even more traces
  • One-click-destruction and automatic deletion after surfing
  • Deep-cleaning shredder completely removes unwanted files


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Asin: B00006HR6W
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Digital Equip Corp (Intel Pc)
Sales Rank: 7587
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154. ARCMEDIA Master It! Dreamweaver MX Interactive Training Course(Windows/Macintosh)

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Asin: B00009XBKK
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Publisher: Arcmedia
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  • A full set of step-by-step lessons and processes introduce the ways you can use Dreamweaver MX for powerful data-driven Websites
  • Fully interactive exercises allow users to revisit parts they missed, or skip steps to move ahead
  • Included images allows users to practice on their own and learn by building their own Website

155. On-Track System Suite 4.0

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Asin: B000060NVS
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Vcom
Sales Rank: 4302
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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Seven utilities, fully integrated into one suite. Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 is a complete solution for PC maintenance and security. Ontrack SystemSuite includes more than 50 powerful utilities to fix, maintain, diagnose, protect, optimize, recover, and manage a PC with Windows. New features in version 4.0 include an advanced personal firewall, improved antivirus protection, easy one-step maintenance wizards, a PC clock synchronizer, a Windows error message tracker, and much, much more.

Users can fix, tune up, and maintain their PC with Fix-It Utilities. Get complete antivirus protection with VirusScanner Pro. NetDefense is an advanced personal firewall, helping keep hackers out and personal data in. Uninstall unwanted programs, files, and Internet clutter with EasyUninstall. Protect and prevent a PC from crashing with CrashProof. Permanently remove data from an entire hard drive or specified partitions with DataEraser Personal Edition. Use Crisis Center to recover deleted files and information. Manage files with PowerDesk 4 Pro and run a system benchmark test with WinBench 99. It's all included in one package. ... Read more

Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars superb piece of software

5-0 out of 5 stars Far better than Norton 2002 for Windows XP
After buying versions of Norton Systemworks including the 2002 version, I noticed that this package got a much higher rating than Norton Systemworks in a review by PC Magazine. So I decided to give it a try because some of the Norton utilities that I liked are not available to WinXP users. The jewel of the Ontrack Suite is a program called Registry Fixer. It finds and safely fixes (with the user's approval) many more potential problems than Norton WinDoctor. And the Ontrack Cleanup programs also do a much better job than Norton Cleansweep at finding and safely deleting many unneeded files. The first time you run the Registry Fixer or Cleanup, you'll be amazed at how many potential registry issues and deletable files are detected (even if you run these programs immediately after running the comparable Norton Systemworks programs). Norton dominates the market so much that I think they've gotten complacent (maybe arrogant) about keeping at the cutting edge in developing system utilities for Windows XP. All in all, when comparing Norton Systemworks and Ontrack System Suite 4, I think only the Norton Antivirus component and the Norton Speed Disk component are superior to the comparable programs in the Ontrack suite. If you're looking for a powerful set of tools to stablize and clean up your system, then I recommend this one without hesitation. And if you're a Windows XP user, then this suite offers so much more than Norton 2002.

4-0 out of 5 stars Virus Updates Still Coming Out
Bought the product partially based on the reviews on this site. Was worried about product support based on what people said. But since loading it just 4 days ago, the EasyUpdate feature has found two virus definition updates to download, including the latest virus that hit the news only yesterday! I am reassured. Also was reassured when it installed well and when I see how much lower the drag is on my computer's resources versus the combination of Norton SystemWorks and Norton Internet Security.

4-0 out of 5 stars I still use BOTH systemsuite AND systemworks
As a pc support tech, I have both products, Norton Systemworks pro AND Vcom systemsuite.

Systemsuite almost always finds A LOT more registry and startup problems that norton's Windoctor ever could.

On the other hand, systemsuite's Jetdefrag utility will sometimes stop, due to finding a hard drive error, telling you to run CHKDSK /F.
You would think that systemsuite's own diskfixer would do the same thing as CHKDSK, but that is NOT the case.
Diskfixer will tell you that ALL IS WELL.
But you go to run Jetdefrag and the drive error rears it's ugly head again.
So you really do have to run CHKDSK to fix any serious hard drive errors, when using systemsuite.

Whereas Norton's disk doctor seems to work EXACTLY the same as CHKDSK does.

As for scheduling drive defragging, sysytemsuite lets you select
ALL or ANY of the drives, on one screen.

Norton's defrag let's you pick a single drive OR you have to use the scheduler, in order to defrag multiple drives at one time.

I suggest having BOTH utility packages in your arsonal.

5-0 out of 5 stars This product does what it claims
AND it does it well! The firewall is by Sygate, the Antivirus is by Trend (FREE AV updates! - At least I've never been asked for any sort of subscription fee). Auto update works well. All utilities First Rate. Very Good Customer service as well.

I had two related issues, Cust service wise. The first was I had a problem with the firewall interfering with Musicmatch Jukebox. I emailed them about it and got a nice (and polite) email back stating they were aware of the issue but it was a known compatibility issue between Sygate & MMJB but they (VCom) felt that they were sticking with Sygate because of the level of protection it provides.

I felt they understood my concern but that they felt the level of protection would be compromised by resolving it.(The MMJB people were much less polite -So I found a new media player. Good media players are easier to find than reliable utilities.)

The second issue was related to the above. In the course of tracking down the problems with MMJB I had deleted most of SystemSuite4. So when I tried to reinstall the complete software package, it wouldn't load. My CD disk was corrupted or something. Again I contacted them, and 2 days later I had authorization to download a new copy. No hassle - No run around. ... Read more


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Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
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157. LEXAR MEDIAIR-231 Image Rescue Software
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Asin: B00007F55I
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Lexar Media
Sales Rank: 3255
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Recovers JPEG, TIFF, and RAW image files from CompactFlash cards
  • Scans CompactFlash card and reports any hardware errors found
  • Secure Erase formats and permanently deletes CompactFlash card files
  • Card-information feature displays CompactFlash card's technical specifications
  • Includes CD-ROM, Jumpshot cable, Quick Start guide

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5-0 out of 5 stars It Really Works
came home from a family vacation and my Adobe software told me "there are no images in the camera". I could view the images from the camera, but I could not download them to my PC. I finally determined the I had a corrupted Compact Flash card, and hoped that Lexar Image rescue would let me recover my pictures. I was able to recover more than 95% of the images in my camera and save them to my PC. It was fast and easy. This will only work with a Lexar CF card, but if you have the same problem I did, get Image Rescue, you'll be very happy with this product. ... Read more

158. System Mechanic 4
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Asin: B0000AZVVO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: IOLO Technologies
Sales Rank: 1422
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars BE AWARE, BE VERY AWARE!!
I have used SystemSuite from both Ontrack and V-Com for many years and have enjoyed both, for their basic use and excellent tools. I decided to try System Mechanic 4, with a coupon, and WHAT a mistake I made. The suite does clear out misc files out of the computer, but be aware, be VERY aware of what is being eliminated. The Suite will eliminate needed OS files if you are not aware and before you know it, your system is down and out. I tried to be as careful as I could be, but I had to use my GOBACK from Roxio to restore to a prior working condition. The big thing about System Mechanic is that it does not redflag any needed files prior to deletion. It just throws all the deleted files together and it is up to you to decide which one's will go. After approx 2 weeks of use, I uninstalled and round filed this useless software, since I spent more time looking at everything that was going to be cleaned from my computer than just allowing this software to do its job. DO not trust this software, unless you have System Restore software installed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Stay Away from this Stinker
I bought this hot steaming pile of poo at Walmart, installed it, ran some of the utilities, and voila! I had to reinstall Windows XP!!

I believe it deleted some critical registry items (I should have known better, so shame on me).

I couldn't wait to uninstall this crappy program.

Don't walk - RUN away from this one.

1-0 out of 5 stars $30 price, spent $30 too much
This program is by far one of the worst utility programs I've used. I have had it for six months, and already have had to download several revisions. The Disk Defrag program is terrible, reporting 25-30% defragmentation when Windows XP Defrag and Diskeeper 7.0 finds minimal defragmentation. SM4 Defrag has also 'found' corrupt space on the HD, while Scandisk says all is good. This is only the beginning......

I ran the Registry Cleaner program and it removed critical registry portions that are needed to start windows. Probably my mistake, but when you have over 500 lines of registry to review you'd think you could trust it just a little bit. I ended up saving my computer with a tech friend's help, but now I avoid that button like the plague.

I can really find nothing good about this program that isn't already on Windows XP, or that you can't get for free somewhere else on the Net. At least I only lost 30 bucks, buyer beware!

3-0 out of 5 stars Probably not worth the upgrade
Before you spend your hard earned cash on the upgrade or outright purchase, read this and the other reviews.

I have been a loyal user of Iolo products for quite some time (SM3 and MacroMagic). So, when my web update told me about a new release, I had no problem shelling out the $30 upgrade price. Now I'm kind of wishing I had come here first to check out other reviews, because guess what, Defrag problems.

Just like another reviewer here, SM4 told me my drive was 37% fragmented, when the XP tool said don't worry about it. My HD is a 40Gig and was about 50% full. I started the process at 3:00 p.m and by morning the process was still running, after 36 HOURS it was still running. Finally, I stopped it out of sheer fear that a HD constantly working for 36 would kill my computer for sure. So I waited a couple of days and tried the Quick defragment (instead of the Optimized). Same result. Took forever, however, this time the program popped up an error box indicating to run Scandisk because their program can't defrag my HD! Well, I ran scandisk and NO ERRORS found (physical or logical). And their Spyware removal tool is a joke. Stick with Ad-Aware and Spybot for that.

I did like the RAM recovery and defrag feature in this version though.

The interface/GUI is much nicer than the previous versions, but I'm kind of feeling that I paid for a prettier looking program, other than a more functional one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disk Defrag element is a waste of space
I bought this product as a whim, hoping to get a complete registry fixer/defragmentation program. The registry 'fixer' portion works pretty good, but the disk defrag program is horrendous compared to even the basic defrag program that comes with XP. I ran diskeeper, windows xp defragmentation, and system mechanic 4's defrag program. XP and diskeeper stated that my drive wasn't even defragmented, while SM4's stated it was about 10% defragmented. The choice between quick and optimized defragmentation is a waste, as well. The optimized defragmentation program states it 'packs' all your data to the front of the drive, thus lessening future defragmentation. Well, I started it at 10 PM, woke up at 7 AM, and the defragmentation was STILL not complete. The rest of the programs are at most partially helpful, as most of their functions can be found in better shareware/freeware programs. ... Read more

159. Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B0000C8Y0V
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 1995
Average Customer Review: 1.65 out of 5 stars
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  • Norton Utilities optimizes your PC¿s performance and solves computer problems
  • Norton Password Manager keeps your passwords secure and easy to manage
  • Norton GoBack Personal Edition restores your PC after a serious problem
  • Norton CleanSweep removes unwanted programs and files that waste disk space
  • Norton Ghost protects your data from computer disasters

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2-0 out of 5 stars Slowed the system too much.
I used Norton Systemworks 2001 on my old laptop with Windows 1998. Considering the laptop was second-hand when I bought it in March 2000, had 2GB hard-drive, 40mb RAM and a Pentium 133MHz processor - I gave the credit to Norton for making it last until February of this year. And even then, it was the screen that went on it. I bought a new laptop shortly afterwards, and as I had so much sucess with Norton Systemworks 2001, I thought I would treat myself to the latest version, and bought Norton Systemworks Pro 2004. I had no problem installing the software, and enjoyed seeing familar features like the one-button check-up. However, I noticed a considerable decrease in performance on my laptop (Inspiron 8600) after the installation. It seemed to take twice as long to start-up and shut-down, and programs took longer to load. DVDs etc. did not seem to run as smoothly, and the computer seemed to revert to a lower spec in terms of it's overall performance - which was not my intention at all. I made a mistake by not reading reviews prior to purchasing the product, and being blinded by my experiences of previous Norton products. I have since uninstalled the software (I encountered no problems here either) and asked for a refund from Symantec. I am pleased to say that the computer's performance has returned to normal. Perhaps Norton should go back to the drawing-board here - and rather than try and adapt their software to Windows XP and higher spec systems, completely start from scratch. I think that after reading most of these reviews, a change of name for this product might be the best thing for Norton's reputation!

1-0 out of 5 stars Save your time and money. Buy something else!
This is the single worst software purchase I have ever made. I bought Norton 2004 Professional because of Norton's reputation and a good mail-in-rebate offer. After following all pre-installation instructions, the software crashed during installation. After following all uninstall/reinstall instructions, same problem. After following all Symantec online tech support instructions, same problem. After emailing Symantec for support (and changing so many settings on my computer that I'm pretty sure its even more vulnerable than before I started), same problem. BTW, Symantec says it will respond w/in 48 hours, more like 4 to 8 days per correspondence. I have now spent way more time than any rebate is worth, still don't have protection and Symantec wants to charge me about $40 to actually talk to a support person by phone. Lastly, after giving up on the disc software I purchased, I downloaded the trial version. It worked great. Only problem, the product code I paid for can't be used to activate the trial software. (Why? Because that's Symantec's policy, that's why.) So, I'm stuck with a trial version that expires in 15 days, but I can't activate it without paying for the software twice. HORRIBLE! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

3-0 out of 5 stars Use only GoBack and Ghost, disregard the rest.
I have not used Systemworks Pro since version 2002 (and I will never again, it bogs down any PC and the system utilities have messed up my PC way too many times), however I am a very happy user of GoBack 3 De-Luxe and Ghost 2002.
I purchased Goback before Roxio sold it to Symantec, so mine still has the Roxio/Adaptec user interface, but hopefully has not been able to mess it up in just a couple of months.

I would say: if you like to have a tuned-up working PC (and that should be the reason that pushes one to shop for Systemworks, your best bet is probably to became proficient with Goback and Ghost included in Systemworks and forget about any system cleaning/tuning utilities.

Ghost will allow you to create a copy of your system (hopefully at a time when it is working fine) that can be reinstalled in a matter of minutes (or hours, depending on size).
Goback allows to goback to the past to undo the bad effects of an installation or anything wrong.
It is similar to the system restore that is part of Windows XP or Me, but a lot more powerful (after going back you can still recover specific files from the "future" that you might want to keep, or if Windows ain't booting, no problem: Goback Deluxe kicks in before the Bios looks for an OS, so just press the space bar when prompted by GoBack and pick the time to go back to.

This is a Duo that keep your system running forever, but you need to learn how to use them properly (Disclaimers, Inc.).

Important: my suggestion is to use only Ghost and Goback out of Systemworks, so it takes some tinkering with the installation, and a lot of disabling services and options after the installation, to try to limit the PC paralysis induced by a default Norton installation and to avoid being harassed by the stupid Norton Protected Recycled bin, clean sweeper, windoctor, big brother or whatever else they are called, another option is to get standalone versions of Ghost and Goback, or even better to download free 15 day trials from Symantec, test them out, license them if you like them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sucks big time
What a disappointment! I was *very* happy with Norton's Sytemworks 2003 - it worked really smoothly and transparently. My subscription was ending so I thought I'd upgrade to 2004. BIG mistake. It completely gummed up my otherwise zippy system. Everything slowed to a crawl, from start up down even to ordinary text editing. I have no idea what it was doing, but I'd type something and the cursor was in some sort of time warp, about three centuries behind. Navigation through a document was even worse: click click click click the damned thing was still stuck and then would zoom off to some other place. Apparently this was because Norton was busy checking something or the other. The guys at Norton must understand one thing: too much paranoia just leads to inefficiency. If you're going to spend all your time checking for viruses, you don't get work done. Good security software leaps in when it's needed. This one assumes that the user is a totally dumb ass and therefore needs Norton's chastity belt; so what if his work goes downt the tube? It's the virus that counts, not the work, right? Wrong. Avoid this like the plague. Stick with 2003. And I just HATE the activation thing. I've been religiously buying their products and I find this totally demeaning. Get a life, ladies.

1-0 out of 5 stars Long time Norton user, and unsatisfied NSW 2004 customer
I have to agree with the reviews listed here. I've used Symantec products for over 10 years, this version stinks. Very large, slow running programs, plenty of General Protection Faults and it destroyed my standard Microsoft Solitaire (SOL.exe) game. Something bad has happened with the 2004 versions, I'm sending it back and trying to re-install NAV 2003. ... Read more

160. Zone Alarm Pro
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Asin: B000068U68
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Publisher: Broderbund
Sales Rank: 2290
Average Customer Review: 2.82 out of 5 stars
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Protect your PC against dangerous viruses, malicious hackers, intrusive cookies, and the annoyance of unwanted Internet ads with ZoneAlarm Pro 3. This complete security solution provides solid protection around the clock--even for "always on" DSL and cable modem connections.

Stay protected more easily than ever with the new quick-start tutorial and program wizards. Pinpoint and map the origin of would-be intrusions with new, advanced hacker tracking. Free yourself from annoying Internet ads with new, customizable ad blocking. Shield your system from intrusive cookies with powerful new cookie control. Make smart security decisions with the help of the new Security Advisor feature. Prevent e-mail-borne viruses from spreading with enhanced MailSafe protection, which guards against 46 types of suspicious attachments. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Mild improvement over the free version
Zone Alarm Pro (ZAPro) 3.0 offers mainly 5 things that the freeware Zone Alarm doesn't: (1) port configuration for each application, (2) cookie control, (3) ad banner blocking, (4) blocking of "mobile code" (i.e. scripts, applets, etc.), (5) "quarantining" of 46 e-mail attachment types.

No. (1) is probably the most noteworthy security addition, but its usefulness depends on the programs you run. It lets you explicitly specifies which TCP or UDP port(s) an application can or cannot use. In the free version, you can only allow an application to use either all or none of the ports (which, admittedly, is good enough for most applications). Some users may find it useful to allow certain ports, while also disallow other ones, that an application can use. For instance, if you run a mail server that offers POP3 and SMTP services, you may want to enable port 110 and 25 while disabling port 143, which is normally for IMAP service that is not always used by mail servers. Also, port configurations must be associated with an application. There is no "global" port configurations available in ZAPro. You are not able to configure a port for all applications. Before you can configure ports, you must add the application to the program list.

(2) and (4) are content-control features that let you control acceptance of cookies and active content. It lets you accept or refuse temporary or permanent cookies, and enable or disable "mobile code" -- scripts, embedded objects, and MIME-type integrated objects. One major plus is you can configure these settings for EACH WEB SITE, which is something you can't do in most browsers. For example, you can enable permanent cookies only for those web sites that require them to function properly; you can disable mobile code for sites that may use harmful scripts; you can set different cookie expiration times for different sites; and so on. There is a "site list" that shows the settings of every site. Every time you go to a new web site, its domain name appears on the site list, so you can modify its settings on the fly. Best of all, even third-party sites appear on the site list, which is useful in dealing with third-party advertising sites that force their way into your browsers (often in the form of pop-up ads).

Some reviewers wrote that ZAPro's ad-blocking feature doesn't work all the time, and pop-up ads are not often blocked. The truth is that advertisers use a variety of ways to create pop-up ads, and I suspect ZAPro's ad-blocking feature cannot catch them all. Some web pages use scripts to create pop-up ads, and you need to disable mobile code in ZAPro in order to block them. Some use cookies to "tell" the web page when to create pop-up ads, and you need to disable cookies. Therefore, you really need to configure DIFFERENT settings for different web sites in ZAPro to deal with them. As mentioned in the last paragraph, this is exactly what ZAPro lets you do.

ZAPro also has the so-called Advanced Mailsafe feature that "quarantines" e-mail attachments. Don't be fooled; this is a useless feature. All it does is RENAME the file extension of the attachments. An e-mail attachment named SETUP.EXE would be renamed to SETUP.ZLn (where n would be from 0 to 9). The problem is obvious: to truly prevent viruses coming out of an e-mail attachment, you need a VIRUS SCANNER. And ZAPro isn't one. Simply renaming the file doesn't solve the problem. Also, after the file is renamed, you are not told what the original file extension was, and you have to open up the ZA log to find out, which is inconvenient. This is poorly designed, poorly implemented feature.

Speaking of the ZA logs, be sure to back them up and read them regularly. They are text files that can be renamed to CSV files so you can import them to a worksheet or database for easier viewing. From the logs, find out which of your ports were probed most frequently, which ones were not probed AT ALL (perhaps ZAPro didn't detect any probe because the ports were WIDE OPEN!), which originating IP addresses have probed your machine the most often, etc. My logs from the last five months show that among the 4000-plus probes detected by ZAPro (which comes to about 20 a day), TCP port 1433 were probed 3000-plus times! (Port 1433 is normally used by Microsoft SQL Server. I do have a MS SQL Server, but it's behind the firewall and invisible from the internet. Also, the popular firewall-testing web site DOESN'T check port 1433.)

My conclusion is the ZAPro's additional feature are a mixed bag, and they don't justify the additional price.

One last thing is that even though the system requirements don't explicitly say so, ZA and ZAPro do run on Windows 95 (I tested it on OSR2).

1-0 out of 5 stars Zone Alarm = HEADACHE, AGGRAVATION AND WASTED TIME AND $$$!!
Downloading and installing zone alarm was THE WORST mistake I've made since owning my computer!

Immediately upon attempting to install this product my computer shut, restarted, then shut down again. My computer repeatedly continued to do so until I paid a skilled tech to come over and attempt to fix the problem. He was able to get my computer operating again but my access to the internet via cable modem timed out after about 8 minutes. The only way to re-access the internet was to completely reboot, but my internet access still continued to time out after 8 minutes. My internet provider believed the problem was not with my internet access, but with my computer. After uninstalling this zone alarm piece of junk and uninstalling my other anti-virus software, the issue was still not resolved.

In the end I had to do a complete system restore on my computer. Right now I have, (12 hours and $100+ dollars later),
finally gotten my computer back to normal (almost).

Based on previous reviews and my techs analysis, there was a conflict with Zone Alarm and my already installed anti-virus software that was not resolved by uninstalling Zone Alarm. Apparently "uninstall" doesn't mean "COMPLETELY uninstall" Zone Alarm.

This product is worse than any virus I've ever encountered. If you decide to install it after these reviews, then caveat emptor (even if it is free) and heaven help you!

1-0 out of 5 stars latest version is a bomb
I used to love zone alarm. I first used the free version, then upgraded to ZA Plus. Program worked beautifully, no problems at all. Then came the notice that ZAPlus was being discontinued, and the company was providing a free upgrade to the latest version of ZA Pro. Like an idiot, I downloaded it, and have nothing but problems since doing so: very slow boot-up and shut-down, system hangs and crashes --ZA Pro even temporarily disabled my AV e-mail scan. Some advice for prospective zone alarm customers: DO NOT USE THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS PROGRAM (v.5) It is filled with bugs, and ZA tech support is not being of much help. (They advise you to uninstall and go back to a previous version, or disable various other programs to see if there's a compatibility issue. Don't know about you, but I have better things to do with my leisure time)

It's really a shame. ZA used to be one of the best firewalls around.

1-0 out of 5 stars It is a piece of rubbish, Do NOT buy.
ZoneAlarm has gone from being one of the best Windows Firewalls on the market to quite possibly the worst. If you are lucky it will serve you well. If you are unlucky you will find it buggy, and want to uninstall it ; that's when your life will become miserable. The uninstall procedure is completely broken. Zone Labs document an extremely complicated way of uninstalling it manually, involving deleting dozens of system files manually and editing the registry. This procedure is not something the average user will want to contemplate doing. Even after following this procedure many people, including highly qualified and vastly experienced computer professionals, are left with partially or wholly crippled PCs, their only recourse being to wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows and all of their software from scratch. Do NOT buy Zone Alarm, it is utter garbage. A much better idea is to buy a hardware based firewall/router.

5-0 out of 5 stars Never had any problems. Works great.
A nice package.
I have never had any problems, not like some of the other folks that have written a product review.

The program installed fine.

Setup was easy.

Automatic updates made life with zone alarm a breeze.

Great for computer neophytes, as it installs and sets itself up quite easily.

Good product, in my experiences with it. ... Read more

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