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Norton Utilities 16.0.3.53

Boost your PCs performance with this collection of optimisation tools

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian
Software Cost: $19.99 (Windows)
Date Updated: 06 April 2019
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Developer: Norton
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Norton Utilities 16
Clean up and optimise your PC

Norton Utilities provides a suite of tools to help clean up, repair and optimise your PC.

The main user-interface is split into three areas: Performance, Privacy, Recovery. There's also a Dashboard which brings all the other components together and advises on the areas which need tweaking.

Click "Performance" and you'll find modules to clean your hard drive, optimise your Windows services, and clean and defragment your Registry. Norton Speed Disk, new to this version, proved to be a surprisingly good defrag tool. There are options to defrag your entire drive or just key system files, and you can schedule defrags to run at the time of your choice, or leave the program to defrag your system in real time, whenever the PC is idle. Elsewhere in Performance, you'll discover options to control your Startup programs or Windows services.

Click on "Privacy" and this is the area where you can control what information is stored on your computer and how you can securely erase data. The "Shred Files" area allows you to securely wipe confidential files so you can be sure they won't be recovered later. There are modules to clear your Windows history, erase your browsing history, clear tracks left by third-party software and, if you need to dispose of your hard drive (internal or external), a "Bleach Disks" tool will securely wipe the contents.

Clicking "Recovery" reveals the Norton UnErase, which can find and recover accidentally deleted files. Norton Disk Doctor will check for and fix disk errors, as well as repairing partition structures and master boot records. You can uninstall unused software, find duplicate files and repair your system drive.

Within the "Settings" section, you can choose the type of algorithm you want to apply to the Shredder, configure when the Smart Defrag should start work, setup an automated system scan, choose the level of privacy and much more.

What's new in 16.0.3.53?

- Fixed an issue where customers encountered a message stating, "Core product(s) have been modified

Verdict:

Norton 16 improves on its predecessor with some interesting new features, but these still aren't quite enough to make it stand out from the free competition.

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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