Norton Utilities

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Norton Utilities

Norton Utilities is a package of widely used programs for Windows and Mac that is used to fine tune the machine. It includes functions to restore deleted files, diagnose disks for corrupted data, defragment the disk and clean up changes to the Registry. Norton Utilities is 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 was the first person to become widely known for utility programs. The floppy disk and 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 10.0, and Symantec Client Security 3.0 received an updated antivirus scanning engine automatically throughout December 2005.
Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001, and Norton CleanSweep 2001 are also integral components of Norton SystemWorks 2001, the best-selling utility suite.
Retail business was boosted by strong sales of the Norton SystemWorks suite and the release of Norton AntiVirus 5.0.
Worldwide Computer Products News-6 October 2005-Symantec offers data protection and system recovery with Norton SystemWorks 2006(C)1995-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Pricing starts at USD69.95 for Norton SystemWorks 2004 and USD99.95 for Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional.
Major utility suites like Norton SystemWorks or McAfee Office include similar features, but Window Washer is the cheapest and best stand-alone privacy program.