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Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition 12.0


"PC users have relied on Symantec's utilities for two decades. Extremely well designed, Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition benefits from Symantec's years of experience."

-PC Magazine, January 2009



Includes Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition and Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware!



      Includes Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware for online threat protection
      Norton Utilities detects and fixes computer problems
      Norton Cleanup removes all traces of Internet activities to maintain your privacy
      One-Button Checkup ensures your computer always runs at peak performance


Simply put, if you want to speed up your computer while getting protection against viruses and spyware, Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition is the software you need. If you already own an antivirus/antispyware solution, get Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition instead, which does not have any online threat protection features and is therefore less expensive.

Why did Symantec bundle a computer performance optimization software with an antivirus solution? Because a decline in computer performance can often be explained by two main reasons:

1. A virus and/or spyware infection you never knew happened.
2. Data clutter: your hard drive is badly defragmented and filled with useless temporary files left behind by applications you open frequently such as Word, or by your browser as it caches web pages you visit.

How does Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition fix these very different problems? It builds its computer performance optimization strength upon Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition’s architecture and adds on top all the features of Norton Antivirus 2009 with Antispyware in order to protect you against viruses, worms and spyware, among other dangerous online threats.

So not only can you surf the web with peace of mind but you can do so on a computer that benefits from what made Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition famous: continuous optimization for better performance. Problem solved.


Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition has two main functions: continually optimize the performance of your computer while keeping you protected against online threats. Here is how this is done:


Symantec has pulled out all the stops on this front with Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition, addressing many common PC and Internet-related problems and giving you the performance you require to handle complex tasks simultaneously and with ease. You get all the features offered by Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition, which can be summarized as follows:

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

Norton Cleanup removes unwanted files which, after some time, can just clog up your computer and potentially become a threat to your privacy. These include Internet clutter that accumulated after visiting websites and temporary files left behind by software applications such as Word or Excel.

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

• A simple and intuitive interface ties everything together and clearly shows you how your system is doing at any time.

There are also a couple of ‘secondary’ features:

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

System Optimizer gives you a way to tweak and personalize many Windows settings in one location.

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


Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition 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.

To summarize, if you want to make sure your PC is protected against online threats while running at peak performance, order Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition today!
Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition includes the following features:

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

Norton Utilities: automatically detects and fixes Windows problems. Defragments your hard drives as necessary.

Norton Cleanup: automatically removes unnecessary Internet clutter, temporary application files and other data that could slow down your computer and/or jeopardize your privacy when in the wrong hands.

One-Button Checkup: repairs your computer at the touch of a button and ensure it always runs at peak performance.

Process Viewer: shows you what processes are running on your machine and their effect on its overall performance.

System Optimizer: allows you to personalize many Windows settings in one location.

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

PC Security: Includes All Features of Norton Antivirus 2009 With Antispyware

• Protection against all online threats: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, phishing. 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.

Network monitoring: view all the devices connected, security status of Norton products, get alerted when connecting to a unsecured wireless network.

Automatic subscription renewal at the regular price to keep your computer protected from the latest Internet threats.
Windows® XP SP2 Home Edition/ Professional

• 300MHz or higher processor
• 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
• 400MB of available hard disk space

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

• Must meet the minimum Windows Vista operating system requirements.

Email Scanning

• supported 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
• Trillion 3.x or higher

Required for All Installations

• CD-ROM or DVD drive for software distribution on media
• Microsoft® Internet Explorer (minimum version 6.0 required)
• Super VGA (800x600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor

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