Norton SystemWorks

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Norton SystemWorks is a discontinued system utility suite by Symantec. It expanded the tools found in Norton Utilities, and added other Symantec software titles, primarily anti-virus, and later backup software for the high-end versions.

Norton NT Tools[edit]

The precursor of Norton SystemWorks was announced in 1996-03-25.[1]

It supports Windows NT 3.51 (Intel CPU) or later.

It includes Norton AntiVirus Scanner, Norton File Manager (based on Norton Navigator), UNC browser, Norton FastFind, Norton Zip/Unzip, Norton Folder Synchronization, Folder Compare, Norton System Doctor, System Information, Norton Control Center.

Norton Protected Desktop Solution[edit]

It was announced in 1998-06-01.[2]

It is an application suite built similar to Norton SystemWorks, but includes different set of tools to enable support of DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT.

It includes Norton Software Distribution Utility 2.0, Norton CrashGuard 2.0 for Windows NT, Norton CrashGuard 3.0 for Windows 95, Norton Speed Disk for Windows 95/NT, Norton Disk Doctor for Windows 95/NT, Norton AntiVirus 4.0 for DOS/Windows 3.1, and Norton AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows 95/NT. Other administrator components include LiveUpdate Administrator, Norton Utilities for Windows 95 3.0, Norton Utilities 8.0 for DOS/Windows 3.1, Norton Utilities for NT 2.0.

Windows version history[edit]

1.0[edit]

The original version was released in 1998-09-17. It included Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, Norton CrashGuard, and a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services. In addition, it also includes Norton System Works Bonus Pack, which contains Norton Mobile Essentials, Visual Page, WinFax Basic Edition, pcANYWHERE Express.[3]

It supports Windows 95 and 98.

Professional Edition was announced in 1998-12-07.[4] It also included Norton 2000 and Norton Ghost.

2.0[edit]

It was announced in 1999-03-01.[5]

Standard Edition included Norton Utilities 4.0, Norton CleanSweep 4.5, Norton CrashGuard 4.0, and a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services. Bonus pack included Zip-It, Visual Page, WinFax Basic Edition, Norton 2000.

Professional Edition bonus pack also included full versions of Norton 2000 and Norton Ghost.

2000 (3.0)[edit]

It was announced in 1999-08-30.[6]

Standard Edition includes Norton AntiVirus 2000, Norton Utilities 2000, Norton CleanSweep 2000, Norton CrashGuard 2000, a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services, LiveAdvisor, Zip-It, Visual Page, Norton Secret Stuff, WinFax Basic Edition, Norton 2000 BIOS Test & Fix.

Professional Edition also includes Norton Ghost 2000 and Norton 2000.

2001 (4.0)[edit]

It was announced in 2000-08-29.[7]

New to the release was the announced Windows Millennium, NT, 2000 support.

Standard Edition includes Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001, Norton CleanSweep 2001, and Norton Web Services, a free Internet-based service powered by ZDNet Updates for problem solving, self-help, and extended support services.

Professional Edition also includes Norton Ghost 2001 and WinFax 10.0 Basic Edition.

2002[edit]

It was announced in 2001-08-27.[8]

New to the release was the announced Windows XP support.

It includes Norton AntiVirus 2002, Norton Utilities 2002, Norton CleanSweep 2002, GoBack 3 Personal Edition, Process Viewer, One Button Checkup.

Professional Edition also includes Norton Ghost 2002 and WinFax 10.0 Basic Edition.

2003[edit]

It was announced in 2002-09-03.[9]

It includes Norton AntiVirus 2003, Norton Utilities, Norton CleanSweep, Web Tools, GoBack 3 Personal Edition, One Button Checkup.

Professional Edition also includes Norton Ghost 2003, Process Viewer, and PerformanceTest.

2004[edit]

It was announced in 2003-09-08.[10]

Product activation was introduced in this release.

It supports Windows 98 and above (up to XP).

It includes the newest version of Norton AntiVirus 2004, Norton Password Manager, Norton Utilities 2004, Norton CleanSweep 2004, Norton GoBack Personal Edition, Norton Web Tools, One Button Checkup, Web Cleanup, Connection Keep Alive.

Professional Edition now called Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional, which also includes Norton Ghost, Process Viewer, Performance Test.

2005[edit]

It was announced in 2004-09-14.[11]

It includes Norton AntiVirus 2005 (now with Internet Worm Protection, QuickScan), Smith Micro Software Inc.'s CheckIt Diagnostics, Norton Utilities 2005, enhanced version of One Button Checkup, Norton Password Manager, Norton CleanSweep 2005, Norton Cleanup, System Optimizer, Norton GoBack 4.0.[12]

Professional Edition now called Norton SystemWorks 2005 Premier, which also includes Symantec Recovery Disk, Norton Ghost 9.0.

2006[edit]

It was announced in 2005-10-05.[13]

It includes Norton Protection Center, Norton GoBack, Norton Cleanup, Norton AntiVirus 2006, One Button Checkup, Norton Utilities, Process Viewer 2.0, System Optimizer 2.0.

Premier also includes Norton Ghost 10.0, Symantec Recovery Disk.

Basic Edition was announced in 2006-01-23.[14] It does not include Norton AntiVirus, Norton Protection Center.

2007 (10.0)[edit]

This version was not announced. The product itself does not include the model year.

It runs on Windows XP or higher.

Basic Edition includes CheckIt Diagnostics, Norton Cleanup, Norton GoBack, Norton Protection Center, Norton Utilities 2007, Norton CleanSweep, Norton CrashGuard, Norton Web services, Process Viewer, System Optimizer, One Button Checkup.[15]

Standard Edition adds Norton AntiVirus 2007 on top of Basic.

Premier Edition adds Norton Save & Restore 1.0 (previously Norton Ghost), PerformanceTest on top of Standard.[16]

2008 (11.0)[edit]

It was announced in 2007-11-16.[17]

New to the release was the announced Windows Vista support. The model year product names were dropped.

It runs on Windows XP or higher.

Basic Edition now called Norton SystemWorks Basic, which includes One-Button Checkup, Norton Utilities, Norton Cleanup, System Optimizer.

Regular version now called Norton SystemWorks Standard, which also includes Norton AntiVirus 2008 on top of Basic.

Norton SystemWorks Premier also includes Norton Save & Restore 2.0 on top of Standard.

2009 (12.0)[edit]

Unlike previous release, it was not announced. The model year was not used on product itself (in fact version number was printed on the box), but it appears in some Symantec sites.[18] It is also the first Windows version of Norton SystemWorks that does not include Norton Utilities.

It runs on Windows XP SP2 or higher.

Basic Edition includes Norton Disk Doctor, Norton Speed Disk, Norton Cleanup, Norton Startup Manager, Norton WinDoctor, Norton WipeInfo, Process Viewer, System Optimizer, CheckIt Diagnostics, One-Button Checkup, Performance Test (by PassMark software).

Standard Edition adds Norton AntiVirus 2009, Norton Antispyware, Norton Antibot, Norton Pulse Updates, Norton Insight, Norton Protection System, Browser Protection over Basic Edition.

Premier Edition adds Norton Save & Restore 2.0 over Standard Edition.

Mac version history[edit]

1.0[edit]

Called Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh, it was announced in 2000-10-25.[19]

It included Norton Utilities for Macintosh 6.0, Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0, LiveUpdate 1.6, Dantz Retrospect Express v4.0.3, Aladdin Spring Cleaning v3.5.

It supports Power Mac with Mac OS 8.1 or higher.

2.0[edit]

It is the first version that supports Mac OS X.

It includes Norton SystemWorks 1.0.3 for Mac OS 8.1 - 9.x, Norton SystemWorks 2.0 for Mac OS X v10.1.

Norton SystemWorks 1.0.3 for Mac OS 9.x was supplied for backwards compatibility. It includes Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0.2, Norton Utilities 6.0.3.

The OS X portion includes Norton AntiVirus 8.0, Norton Utilities 7.0, Norton Disk Doctor, UnErase, Norton Disk Editor, Norton FileSaver, Norton Disk Editor, Norton Scheduler, LiveUpdate, Auto-Protect, SafeZones.

Anti-virus definition dated 2001-12-01 for both products.

Third-party software (for OS X) includes Dantz Retrospect Express, Aladdin Spring Cleaning and iClean 4.0.2,[20] Alsoft DiskWarrior Recovery Edition.[21]

3.0[edit]

It includes Norton SystemWorks 1.0.3 for Mac OS 9.x, Norton SystemWorks 3.0 for Mac OS X v10.1.5 or later.

Norton SystemWorks 1.0.3 for Mac OS 9.x was supplied for backwards compatibility. It includes Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 7.0.2, Norton Utilities 6.0.4.

The OS X portion includes Norton Utilities 8.0, Volume Recover, Wipe Info, Norton AntiVirus 9.0.

Third-party software includes Aladdin Spring Cleaning 5.0, Dantz Retrospect Express 5.0.238.[22]

3.0.1 added support of G5 model Macintosh released before December 2004, 1.25 GHz eMac, and various Mac G4 notebooks.[23] However, some tools may present errors when running Mac OS X 10.4.[24]

End of life[edit]

In 2004, Symantec confirmed it had stopped developing Norton Utilities for Macintosh and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh, and concentrate its efforts solely on Internet security products for the Mac.[25] However, it remained listed on some Symantec web sites for more than a year afterwards. Spring Cleaning and Retrospect continue to be sold separately.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Symantec Announces Norton NT Tools To Enhance Your Investment In Windows NT
  2. ^ Symantec Provides Complete Desktop Protection in One Package
  3. ^ Symantec Ships Norton SystemWorks with Free Bonus Pack
  4. ^ Norton Advances Utility Suites Again with Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition
  5. ^ Symantec Announces Norton SystemWorks 2.0
  6. ^ Norton SystemWorks 2000 Sets The Pace For Utility Suites
  7. ^ Norton Systemworks 2001 Extends Comprehensive Problem-Solving to Windows Millennium, Windows NT, Windows 2000
  8. ^ Symantec's New Norton Systemworks 2002 Delivers Enhanced Virus Protection, Advanced System Recovery Tool, Windows XP Support
  9. ^ Symantec's New Norton Systemworks 2003 Delivers Web Optimization Tools and Enhanced Virus Protection
  10. ^ Symantec Unveils Norton SystemWorks 2004 with New Password Management Tool for Easier, Safer Computing
  11. ^ Symantec Announces Norton SystemWorks 2005 with Increased Data Protection and Problem Solving Capabilities
  12. ^ NSW 2005 review
  13. ^ Symantec Provides Continuous Data Protection and System Recovery With Norton SystemWorks 2006
  14. ^ Symantec Expands Its Family of PC Health Solutions With Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition
  15. ^ Norton SystemWorks 2007 Premier
  16. ^ Feature differences between Norton SystemWorks 2007 Basic, Standard, and Premier editions
  17. ^ Symantec Releases the Latest Versions of its Leading PC TuneUp Solution Norton SystemWorks
  18. ^ Norton Update Center – Norton SystemWorks 2009 Update
  19. ^ Symantec Announces Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh
  20. ^ Spring Cleaning and iClean 4.0.2 Included in Symantec's Norton SystemWorks
  21. ^ What's new in Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 2.0
  22. ^ What's new in Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 3.0
  23. ^ Cannot boot from the Norton Utilities for Macintosh 8.0 or Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 3.0 CD on a new Macintosh
  24. ^ Symantec product compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4 (code-named Tiger)
  25. ^ TMO Scoop - Symantec Confirms Norton Utilities & SystemWorks' Demise

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