Symantec kills PC Tools product line, including Spyware Doctor

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  1. I bet , it was 🙂 Norton certainly has issues of slowing down the PC, something i have experienced personally.

  2. Symantec has a long and sordid history of killing pretty much everything it touches. Product, after product, after product gets purchased by Symantec; and then it’s either never heard from again, or it’s allowed to linger and languish for a while, and THEN it’s never heard from again. Product, after product, after products. I’ve watched it since Symantec’s first day as a corporation. It’s shameful…

    …but also, now, par for the course. No surprises, here.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  3. This male many things clear to me now!
    I didn’t know that Symantec has acquired PC-Tools. I have used SpywareDoctor for years and been satisfied with it.

    For some years ago I stopped using it, because et constantly took all my system resources, it was impossible for me to work at all, when I stopped Spy-ware Doctor all worked fine again.
    I later upgraded Spy-ware Doctor, hoping that the problem was solved, but no.

    And it was about 2008-2010 this happened.
    That’s make me wonder hmmm

  4. To many of you who had bad experiences with Symantec, let me join you.

    It is sad that Norton has to be linked to Symantec.

    In the V-e-r-yyyy old days, Norton was #1.

  5. I agree with you, Norton was #1 , perhaps at that time there were not many competitors.

  6. I actually noticed yesterday, that Spyware Doctor was no longer available. I figured Symantec finally killed it. Well, since I needed an antivirus for a client, I bought AVG, and will continue doing so in the future.

  7. I was a long time PC Tools customer, using both Spyware Dr. and Registry Mechanic. I had a good impression of both products. When Symantec took over I stayed with their Norton product until my PC Tools subscription ran out. Symantec wanted me to renew, but when I checked I found they had nearly doubled the price of the product to $69/year. To put it mildly, this pissed me off. I felt that they must have viewed me as a chump or fool. I now use another product.

  8. Yes, there are other antivirus programs as well that you may use like BitDefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure.

  9. Possible true cause of death of PC Tools is increasing competition from free or better alternatives and technical issues.

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