Norton Utilities

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Norton Utilities

Widely used utility programs for Windows and Macintosh from Symantec. Used to fix problems and fine tune the machine, they include functions to restore deleted files, diagnose the disk for corrupted data, defragment the disk and clean up and track changes to the Registry. The Norton Utilities are available as a separate product or part of various suites. Originally from Peter Norton Computing and introduced for DOS, these programs were the first to popularize disk utilities for the PC.


Peter Norton
Peter Norton is the most famous name in utilities. The floppy disk on the automobile lift on this 1988 booklet cover illustrated the concept of fine tuning a computer to keep it running well. (Image courtesy of Peter Norton.)
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The security firm said the theft occurred in 2006, compromising 2006-era version of Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks.
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In the civil case, Symantec had alleged that Interplus Online had copyright and trademark infringement involving Symantec products such as Norton SystemWorks, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Ghost and Symantec pcAnywhere.
Internet security solutions provider Symantec Corp (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced on Friday (16 November) new versions of Norton SystemWorks, its PC tuneup solution that diagnoses, repairs and maintains consumer and home office/small office computers.
On behalf of member company Symantec, SIIA accused the defendant of infringing Symantec's copyrights and trademarks in Norton PartitionMagic, Norton AntiVirus, pcAnywhere, Norton SystemWorks, and other software by reselling OEM (original equipment manufacturer), unbundled, counterfeit, and other copies of that software not authorized for resale.
Counterfeit versions of the following Symantec solutions involved in each case included Norton SystemWorks, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, pcAnywhere and Symantec AntiVirus Small Business Edition.
According to the company, customers using Norton Internet Security 2006, Norton AntiVirus 2006, Norton SystemWorks 2006, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.
Symantec's 2006 line-up also includes the latest version of Norton SystemWorks, which provides immediate data protection and system recovery capabilities, personalised file removal and clean-up, as well as protection from malicious threats and risks, plus additional performance and optimisation features.
I have tried using Norton Systemworks and also Ad-aware but to no avail.
Symantec's other utility suite, Norton SystemWorks, is less useful, and if you need system tools more powerful than those provided by Windows itself, a better package overall is V Communications' SystemSuite (http://www.
Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional[TM] from Symantec[TM] is a complete toolbox that includes Norton AntiVirus, Utilities, Password Manager, Go-Back Personal Edition, Cleansweep, and Ghost.
Help is on the way: Symantec has introduced Norton SystemWorks 3.