Hey guys, I finished building out a new desktop for my home computer, a nice core-7 930 beast. I'm very happy this puppy but being an old mac user I'm at a bit of a loss for what utilities I may need.
I have some on my shortlist but any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Here's what I'm considering.
Backup: Norton 360
Antivirus/security Norton 360
defrag - either norton utilities or disk keeper
snagit for screen printing
drop box (already have it on my mac )
Anyways I've been out of the windows market for so long, I'm not sure if my software list is accurate/relevant and/or advisable at least with regard to the first few lines. I use snagit, beyond compare and ultraedit at work and dropbox on my other computers
One thing I do seem to miss is the one touch everything is setup for you on Macs, but then that's why I moved away. Less options for customizations and less software.
Given the Mac had a backup program called time machine that automated the backups, I'm interested in something similar because I like to backup to multiple external drives.
I have had the best success with avast for close to a decade now. i have yet to approve of a norton install, a huge and a conflict in other apps when witness computer problem out in the field. bitdefender is great stuff.. myself i been using commodo and been very happy with it.
Norton is a big resource hog. You can download Microsoft security essential for free, but if you're going to buy a security suite I would go with bit-defender.
The latest version of Norton 360 is not a big resource hog. Stop living in 2006. Symantec has cleaned up their act across the board with the product's resource usage. Some are better than others, but it's not nearly as hungry as it was a few years ago.
That being said, I think there are better programs out there, but if you're still loyal to Symantec, Norton 360 is not as bad of a choice as some people may believe.