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Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0

"Verdict: Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition contains all the tools you need to keep your PC running smoothly, and it's top value."

-PC Pro, March 2008



Includes Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition, Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware and Norton Save & Restore 2.0!



      Includes all the features of Norton SystemWorks Standard and Basic editions
      Strong backup functionalities with Norton Save & Restore 2.0
      Award-winning online threat protection with Norton Antivirus 2009
      Finds and fixes computer problems automatically
      Returns your computer to a stable state after a crash


Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0’s main purpose is to ensure your computer always runs as its best and keep it free from problems. In order to achieve this, it includes all the powerful utilities found in Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition 12.0. However, it also includes features NOT found in this product:

• It adds strong antivirus and antispyware protection by including Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware.
• It boasts extensive data backup and restore features by including Norton Save & Restore 2.0, as well as a disk imaging technology borrowed from Norton Ghost 14.0.

The advantage of having backup and imaging features on top of antivirus protection is that while being protected from online threats at all times, your data can also be saved to an external device (for instance) to provide an additional layer of security.


Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0 has three main functions:

1. Continually optimize the performance of your computer to make it run faster.
2. Keep you protected against online threats at all times.
3. Allow you to back up your important system and personal data easily.

Here is how all of this is done:


Consider Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0 as being the dedicated housekeeper for your computer: thanks to a collection of powerful utilities, the application monitors it at all times, keeping it free of unnecessary files, repaired and running at its best. Here’s what each of these utilities can do to ensure your computer performs like it should:

Windows Performance Utilities

Norton WinDoctor can automatically identify and fix common Windows problems, for instance with the registry, system files and installed software applications.

Norton Startup Manager will speed up your computer’s boot time by preventing undesired applications to automatically load at startup.

One-Button Checkup uses multiple diagnostic tools to assess the health of your computer in order to identify problems. You then have the option to get them fixed automatically with the click of a button. It is fully customizable so you can choose what types of system scans should be run and when.

CheckIt Diagnostics actually physically examines your hardware to assess its stability and potential.

System Optimizer gives you a way to tweak and personalize many Windows settings in one location because different users have different preferences.

Process Viewer allows you to see the processes running on your machine at any time and which of these affect overall performance the most.

Hard Drive (Disk) Maintenance Utilities

Norton Speed Disk handles tasks related to your hard drives: storage management and performance are optimized thanks to powerful defragmentation and cleaning capabilities, among other things.

Norton Disk Doctor has the ability to automatically diagnose and fix hard drive problems.

File Management Utilities

Norton Cleanup removes Internet clutter which, after some time, can just clog up your computer and slow down its performance. This includes cookies, cache files and temporary files.

Norton WipeInfo safely and permanently removes unwanted sensitives files from your computer to protect your privacy, should your computer be accessed in an unauthorized manner.

Norton UnErase Wizard can restore files you have deleted to their original state (Windows XP only).


Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0 includes Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware, which uses 3 core technologies to protect you:

SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response), Symantec’s industry-leading protection technology which decides whether or not an application is dangerous based on its behavioral characteristics. It is particularly useful for protection against online threats that have not been officially 'recognized' yet and therefore for which no signatures exist.

• A signature-based technology is also used for complete coverage. It compares software code patterns of applications residing on your computer with the code of known threats ('signatures'). If there's a match, the corresponding applications are promptly removed.

• A powerful antispyware protection ensures unwanted programs spying on your surfing habits are immediately neutralized.


Thanks to the features of Norton Save & Restore 2.0, you can:

Create full system and file backups: keep all of your system files, application settings, and important personal data safe from PC crashes.

Automatically back up data on schedule and events.

Reduce system slowdown with incremental and differential backups: only backup what has changed since the last backup operation.

To summarize, if you want to make sure your PC is protected against online threats while running at peak performance and know that all of your important data can be backed up easily on a regular basis, order Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0 today!
Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition 12.0 includes the following features:

PC Performance Optimization: Includes All Features of Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition 12.0

Norton WinDoctor can automatically identify and fix common Windows problems.

Norton Startup Manager will speed up your computer’s boot time.

One-Button Checkup assesses the health of your computer in order to diagnose problems and can fix them automatically.

CheckIt Diagnostics actually physically examines your hardware.

System Optimizer gives you a way to personalize many Windows settings.

Process Viewer allows you to see the processes running on your machine and identifies the ones having the most impact on its performance.

Norton Speed Disk has powerful defragmentation and cleaning capabilities to maintain your hard drives in good health.

Norton Disk Doctor automatically diagnoses and fixes hard drive problems.

Norton Cleanup removes cookies, cache and temporary files.

Norton WipeInfo safely and permanently removes unwanted sensitives files.

Norton UnErase Wizard can restore files you have deleted (Windows XP only).

PC Security: Includes All Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware Features

• Protection against viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bots, rootkits, spyware, spam, phishing, browser exploits and more. Email and IM scanning supported.

• Includes SONAR technology (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response): malicious programs on your PC are identified based on their behavior. Signature-based recognition is also used.

Norton™ Protection System: multiple layers of security work together to neutralize threats before they even get to your computer.

Norton™ Insight allows for faster scans and boot times: only files that are more at risk than other are scanned.

Silent Mode suspends security alerts and updates while you are gaming or watching movies to minimize performance disruptions.

Rapid Pulse Updates allows for updates every 5 to 15 minutes to ensure your level of protection is always current with the latest threat information.

Norton Recovery Tool: repairs and boots badly infected systems.

• You get protection against browser exploits, pieces of code that take advantage of software bugs in a web browser such that the code forces the browser to do something unexpected, for instance crashing or installing spyware. Surf the web with confidence!

Includes protection updates and new product features during your service period thanks to LiveUpdate.

Automatic subscription renewal at the regular price to keep your computer protected from the latest Internet threats.

Backup and Recovery: Includes All Norton Save & Restore 2.0 Features

• Does full system backups: everything on a hard drive can be backed up.

• Does specific file and folder backups: choose what files, file types or folders should be backed up when a full hard drive backup is not necessary.

• Does incremental backups: detects and backs up files that have changed since the last backup operation.

• Does differential backups: automatically detects and backs up new files.

• Backups can be scheduled or made on the fly.

• All backups occur in the background with minimal impact on performance (improved compared to previous version!).

All backups are encrypted to keep your data secure.

Enhanced Backup Search makes it easy to find and recover your data.

• Allows you to recover your system and data even if you cannot restart you operating system.

Backs up to a wide variety of media, including CDR/RW and DVD+-R/RW drives, USB and FireWire® (IEEE 1394) external storage devices, and Iomega® Zip® and Jaz® drives. 
Windows® XP SP2 Home Edition/ Professional

• 400MHz or higher processor
• 512MB of RAM
• 750MB of available hard disk space

Windows Vista™ Home Basic/ Home Premium/ Ultimate/ Business

• Must meet the minimum Windows Vista operating system requirements

Email scanning

• Support for standard POP3 and SMTP compatible email clients

Supported Instant Messaging Clients for Norton Antivirus

• AOL 4.7 or higher
• Yahoo! 5.x or higher
• Microsoft 6.x or higher
• Trillian 3.x or higher

Required for All Installations

• CD-ROM or DVD drive for software distribution on media
• Internet Explorer (minimum version 6.0)
• Super VGA (800x600) or higher–resolution video adapter and monitor
• DirectX 8.0 or higher for PerformanceTest by PassMark Software