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SystemSuite 4.0

by Rick Smith (November 18, 2001)


 

While PC Utilities may not be the most eye-popping software on the market, having a functional and well-running computer system increases the enjoyment of your exciting gaming, graphics or business applications. I have always used diagnostics to check out PC system functionality, ever since I used IBM's Advanced Diagnostics on the original IBM PC. Ontrack, a well known hard-drive utility vendor, has updated their SystemSuite product to version 4.0.

SystemSuite 4.0 adds a personal firewall, support for XP and better virus protection into their integrated suite of PC utilities. This combination of utilities include:

  • Fix-It Utilities 4.0
  • NetDefense personal firewall
  • VirusScanner Pro
  • CrashProof
  • EasyUninstall 2.0
  • DataEraser Personal Edition
  • Crisis Center
  • PowerDesk 4 Pro
  • EasyUninstall 2.0

    These utilites have been designed to work and act together as a single, cohesive unit.

    These SystemSuite utilities provide:

  • Extensive hardware diagnostics
  • Crash prevention and protection
  • Hard disk imminent failure warning and repair
  • Registry repair and optimization
  • Internet clutter removal and cleanup
  • Data recovery
  • Hard disk data erasing
  • Personal Firewall
  • Virus scanner
  • E-mail scanner for POP3 and Exchange
  • Fast Disk Defragmenter
  • Clock Synchronizer
  • Windows Error Message Tracker

    To assist when the worst happens, SmartSuite also includes an Emergency Response Manual. This provides step-by-step instructions on how to restore a non-bootable system and help recover critical data that may have been lost. This can definitely be helpful and will be considerably more up-to-date than the "How to make a useful bootable disk" section in my 1993 Essentials of Laptop Travel article.

    Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 is compatible with all 32-bit Windows operating systems -- Window95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. It has an MSRP of $59.95.

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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