Norton SytemWorks 2001
Estimated Street Price: $59.95
Review By: Julien JAY
Symantec the worldwide leader of ‘yellow branded’
utility software has just released a new version of its famous maintenance
suite named SystemWorks 2001. This new version contains Norton AntiVirus
2001, Norton CleanSweep 2001, and Norton Utilities 2001. With this new
release is the full support of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows
Me: a good point to be able to use Norton tools on almost every Windows
32bit platform. Every version of the Norton has evolved, but does this new
release bring enough new features to justify the upgrade cost? We’ll
review that in detail.
Norton AntiVirus protects
your PC against viruses
Norton Utilities optimizes system
Norton CleanSweep removes Internet clutter
Convenient links to Symantec Web Partners
and Norton Web Services
Once you have inserted the Norton SystemWorks 2001 CD
in your PC, the autoplay box will appear and you’ll have to push the
install button to start the setup program. It’s simple so everybody will
be able to install it. Obviously you can customize the setup and choose
Norton applications you want to install.
The more customizable application is Norton Utilities since you can choose
which tools of Norton Utilities you want to install (for example many
power users don’t want to install the Norton Protected bin so they can
disable it). Once you’ve built your own setup preferences and defined your
virus protection settings the install program will start and you’ll have
the time to take a cup of coffee since it’s very long even with a 40x CD
drive. Once the suite of tools is installed you have to register them over
the Internet to activate your free LiveUpdate services for Norton
AntiVirus. Now you can reboot your computer and you’re just a mouse click
away to discover this new release of Norton SystemWorks 2001.
Setup screen where
you can choose which Norton Utilities components can be installed
The CD-Rom of Norton SystemWorks 2001 is now bootable
so in case of emergency you can start your system with the CD (if your
Bios supports bootable CDs) and launch the first rescue tools in order to
repair your system. Only one bad point can be noticed when using the
bootable CD: you can’t read NTFS hard drive contents with it.
can choose to run some of the most used
tools directly from the CD without the need to install the full suite. For
example before installing SystemWorks 2001 you can use the ‘Fast & Safe’
component of Norton CleanSweep 2001 to free up hard disk space! The other
tools that can run without the need to install are:
Disk Doctor and
WipeInfo. It's a neat solution to try repairing problems that even
affect the ability to install new programs.
Norton SystemWorks 2001 'launch tools from CD'