SystemWorks gets Quarterdeck utilities

Symantec Corp.'s $69.95 Norton SystemWorks utilities suite now includes CrashGuard 4.0 and CleanSweep 4.5, following the Cupertino, Calif., company's 1998 acquisition of Quarterdeck Corp.

The suite also has Norton AntiVirus 5.0, Norton Utilities 3.0 and a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services. CleanSweep 4.5 includes Internet Sweep, which cleans out folders containing cookies, plug-ins and cache files. It can track files installed over the Internet, such as ActiveX controls.

Norton CrashGuard 4.0 claims to intercept application, browser and system crashes, protecting against data loss.

SystemWorks requires at least a 66-MHz 486 system running Windows 9x, with 16M of RAM and 105M of free storage.

Contact Symantec at 800-441-7234.

Flat, 18-inch display has USB hub

Compaq Computer Corp.'s 18-inch TFT8000 flat-panel monitor, priced at $3,100, has 1,280- by 1,024-pixel resolution. Its dual VGA inputs can connect two PCs, and a Universal Serial Bus hub in the base links other peripherals.

The $1,199 TFT5000 flat model has a 15-inch viewable area and 1,024-by-768 resolution. It rotates 90 degrees for portrait or landscape viewing.

Compaq's $245 V500 CRT monitor has 0.24-mm horizontal dot pitch and 1,024-by-768 resolution with a flicker-free, 85-hertz refresh rate.

Contact Compaq at 800-727-5472.

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