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From: "Astrid Kranzbuhler" <>
Subject: OT - Norton SystemWorks, was RE: [TMG] HELP!!!! Conversion error #6
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 14:54:33 +1100
I just have to chime in on this one as well,
I agree that Norton SystemWorks (N-SW) is quite suspect to me.
I used to have all sorts of 'odd' PC problems when I used it (don't remember
specifics but not confined to TMG) - at some point I decided to ditch N-SW
and for Internet security went to a different company altogether - I noticed
immediately that my PC was not only running much smoother and faster but
since then also rarely have 'odd, unexplained' PC problems and I often don't
reboot my PC more than maybe once or twice a week, if that.
Just my 2 cents,
> Well, time for 'good' stories about SystemWorks - I had that
> package when I
> bought my XP box (part of the OEM package). Sometime after I
> started using
> it, I had regular problems with TMG4 when the application
> wouldn't run - the
> "autoexec.nt file is not a valid windows file" (or whatever the error
> message was). This came about generally after a system scan
> (but not on
> every occasion). Extracting that file back of my XP disk
> cured the problem -
> until the next occasion!
> After dumping Nortons, the problem never recurred. Obviously
> Nortons was
> changing the file in some way - WITHOUT reporting what it
> did! AVG was free
> so...... bin time. No problem since then.
> Peter Williams
> Lower Hutt
> New Zealand