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Type of Program: Web Search Utility
Supported Platforms: Win95 & NT 4.0, Internet Explorer, only
Company Name: Vault Base Information Systems, Inc.
Version: 2.0
Registered Version: 2.1
Price: $19
Installed Size: 600k


Lazo allows the user to search multiple search engines fast and easy. It's very simple to use,
allowing an inexperienced user to start surfin'. The help file included with Lazo contains all
the information you need to start searching effectively!

It searches Yahoo, Lycos, Alta Vista, Excite, Infoseek and Webcrawler. The results it finds
are then merged and checked for duplicates. You then get the list to look through. All you
have to do is double-click to open a new Explorer page. I find this a little bothersome, it
would be nice if it didn't have to open another page since there's already one open. Lazo will
list the results by rank, most likely to least likely. I really liked the listing it presents
on screen.

The shareware version that I downloaded works only with the Microsoft's Internet Explorer,
however the registered version will also work with Netscape Navigator.

A few things to put on the wish list for Lazo are:

1. Printing Functions, to have a hard copy, just in case you crash! 2. Save Functions, for
reviewing later offline 3. A different download filename (setup.exe), there are too many with
this name! They tell you not to rename this file.

I would really like to see both added to this program.

You have approximately 4 to 5 weeks to evaluate this software before it will time-out, cease to

All in all it does a great job but again as my children say, " if it can be locked up, my mom
can do it!" I did manage to lock this program up twice but was able to recover, gracefully.
I'm not sure if it was the Lazo's fault or Explorer, I'm online hours at a time and
occasionally it happens. It's worth a look at any rate!

Note: The registered copies of Lazo have more features than the evaluation copy and they
include technical support for up to three months.

User Friendly:
Ease of Installation:
Sound & Graphics: NA
Reviewed By Martha Seward

How to purchase or register: Telephone: (617) 237-9159 Have your credit card ready (it does not say which ones) Give the operator your name, address, credit card number and expiration date. The charge on your card will be $19 (US)

You will receive your registered copy of Lazo within the next two or three days if your address is in the Continental US. (Maybe) If you live outside the USA you will be charged an additional $5 (US) fee forpostage and handling.


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