SOURCE: Symantec

January 23, 2006 08:00 ET

Symantec Expands Its Family of PC Health Solutions With Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2006 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition, the newest product in the award-winning Norton SystemWorks family of PC health solutions. Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition provides consumers with essential tools to maintain and optimize their computer, solve common problems, and help boost system performance.

For more than twenty years, Symantec has offered consumers essential tools to help keep their computers up and running at peak performance. With the introduction of Norton SystemWorks in 1998, computer users benefited from the industry's first integrated suite of PC health solutions. Now, consumers can choose from three products based on which solution best suits their needs -- Norton SystemWorks 2006, Norton SystemWorks 2006 Premier, and Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition.

"Maintaining a PC's health by optimizing its performance and preventing system problems is just as important as securing it from Internet threats," said Rowan Trollope, vice president, consumer products and solutions, Symantec Corp. "Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition is a robust solution that gives consumers who are looking for a product to complement their security software the ability to keep their computers running at optimal performance levels."

In addition to providing the trusted tools in Norton Utilities that help optimize and fix hard drives, Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition includes One Button Checkup, a customizable feature that scans for problems, reports on issues found and allows users to choose whether or not they want to fix the problem in just one click. Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition also includes Norton GoBack, Symantec's powerful data protection and recovery solution, which provides out-of-the-box continuous rollback. Norton GoBack keeps systems safe from damage caused by problematic installations, faulty software and potentially unwanted programs such as spyware and adware.

Keeping PCs clean is a task users can easily accomplish with Norton Cleanup, which is part of Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition. Consumers can remove Internet clutter, their most recently used files, media file logs and temporary files, improving their system's efficiency and protecting their privacy. Other essential tools in Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition include Process Viewer 2.0, which identifies processes running at a specific point in time, allowing users to identify impacts to overall performance. Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition users also benefit from System Optimizer 2.0, which allows consumers to turn on and off almost any Windows XP shortcut, customizing the Windows environment to accommodate their needs.

Pricing and Availability

Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition is available through the Symantec online store at The product is also available at retail locations and online retailers. The estimated retail price for Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition is US$49.99.

About Symantec

Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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