SOURCE: Symantec

December 09, 2008 08:00 ET

No New Computer Under the Tree This Year?

Make the Most of Your Current PC in This Economy With NortonLive From Symantec

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2008) - This year, a new computer ranks as the second most requested gift of the holiday season -- behind peace and happiness.* But even a letter to Santa may not make that wish come true.

But, according to NortonLive** PC help experts at Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) -- the most trusted name in PC security and performance -- the one thing that can perform better in this economy is your PC.

Regular computer maintenance staves off computer crashes, wipes out viruses, and helps ensure computers operate at peak performance levels. Like getting a tune-up for your car, a tune-up for your PC can keep it running like new. Forty-eight percent of PC owners believe that their PCs do not run as fast as they did when they were new. So whether you wanted a new computer but now have to extend the life of an older one, or if you want to get a computer in tip-top shape before handing it down to your kids, here are some great freebies, tips and gift-giving ideas to ensure you get and receive PC help, health and happiness this season and beyond:

Get a Free PC Checkup and Report Card: This is the first step in prolonging the life and health of your PC. Whether you're worried about a slow computer, slow boot up time, being vulnerable to a virus attack or simply want advice on how to improve performance, NortonLive PC Checkup five-star rating system will provide an assessment of your computer's speed, performance and system optimization and will alert you to any performance or security issues. And it's free! To access the free Checkup log onto and hit the orange "Start Now" button.

Save Up to $75 a Year by Making Your PC Green: The NortonLive Green PC Service will optimize power settings so you can save on the electricity bill.

Give the Gift of PC Help: To extend the life of older computers, consider getting or giving the gift of a PC Tune-up this holiday.† With NortonLive PC Tune-up's ten-point diagnostic service, consumers can fix computer problems, and make a PC run like new. NortonLive's computer experts connect remotely over the Internet and optimize your system while you wait -- or not. It's up to you. It's one of the easiest ways to maintain or fix a computer, at your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As Symantec's holiday gift for customers, those who purchase a PC Tune-up before January 4, 2009 will enjoy a special price of $39.99. (This offer is available in the United States and Canada only.) This price is discounted by more than 40%. To access this offer log onto and, under "special offers" at the right, hit the "Wrap Up a PC Tune-up" button. To see a video about NortonLive's PC Tune-up service, please visit

If you'd like to hear more about how your audience can optimize their existing PCs, we can put you in touch with a Symantec expert. Our source can also describe broad tips on makings PCs run faster. For questions, or for more information, please contact Eric Lindbom at 323-988-4704/

* -- Consumer Electronics Association (CES) -- 2009 CES/NY Press Preview: Holiday Outlook & Trends to Watch

** -- NortonLive was previously known as Norton Premium Services

† NortonLive services (such as PC Tune-up and Green PC Service) are one time services that are subject to terms and conditions found at NortonLive services expire 30 days after their purchase date.

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:

    Eric Lindbom
    CarryOn Communication
    +1 (323) 988-4704