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VCom Fix-It Utilities 6.0

£38 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Avanquest

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

One day your PC will crash, pick up a virus or get its Registry tied in a knot. This is where VCom Fix-It comes in.

No matter how much you adore it, one day your PC may crash. It might get a virus, the Registry could tie itself in knots, and it may throw hard-drive and software tantrums at the worst possible moment. This is where VCom Fix-It comes in.

Hot on the heels of Iolo's System Mechanic Pro, Fix-It leaves its other main rival, Norton SystemWorks, where it belongs – back in 2005. Whereas Norton has a nasty habit of repackaging the same old disk-utility tools in a nice new box, Fix-It has brought out the big guns.

Its powerful fusion of hard disk tools, drive defragmentation, data recovery and antivirus would have been complete, if only it had incorporated live technical support. We can't help thinking that the number of options alone will confuse beginners.

In fact, Fix-It bulges with so many impressive features, it almost tries too hard. It could do without some of the lesser inclusions. For instance, you can synch your clock with any online source, or log your Windows error messages.

As an antivirus program alone, Fix-It's not bad. As well as automatic web updates and email and file scanning, it sports an option to remove viruses without prompting. It's a useful antidote to forgetfulness.

But this isn't just an antivirus tool. Fix-It will speed up, clean up and fix your system. It can defrag and optimise your hard drive, make Registry access more efficient, plus find and fix errors in your hardware. It can even scan for spyware, make a rescue disk, and monitor system resources. What more could you ask for?

VCom Fix-It Utilities 6.0 Expert Verdict »
Pentium processor
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
32MB RAM
45MB hard disk space
includes 1-year pattern file updates for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 8 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Fix-It still has some way to go if it wants to be top of its field, especially since System Mechanic Pro is currently going for a tenner less. However, it does what it's supposed to, and it's an improvement on earlier versions.

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