Norton Utilities 2000 Makes Computer Maintenance and Repair Easy and Fast
Latest Release of Market-Leading Problem-Solving Software Provides Consumers of All Levels the Most Powerful Trouble-Shooting Tools Available in an Easy-to-Use Package
CUPERTINO, Calif. August 23, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced Norton Utilities 2000, the latest
version of the industry's most effective system optimization and problem-solving
tool. Norton Utilities 2000 builds on the previous release of Norton Utilities,
version 4.0, and offers consumers of all levels of expertise an easy-to-use
solution for fixing, maintaining, and optimizing their personal computers.
An integral part of Symantecıs award-winning Norton SystemWorks utilities
suite, Norton Utilities 2000 includes new Windows hardware diagnostics
that further ease PC maintenance. Customers can buy Norton Utilities 2000
immediately at Symantecıs recently introduced online store at www.SymantecStore.com
as well as other online retailers.
"Today's PC users of all levels of experience need tools that safely diagnose and
repair their systems with very little intervention," said Enrique Salem, vice
president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Norton Utilities
2000 offers these customers the most powerful and complete troubleshooting
utilities that are virtually effortless to use."
Norton Utilities 2000 simplifies the critical but often complex task of finding,
fixing, and repairing computer problems. By providing crash protection, registry
repair and optimization, disaster recovery, and more in a comprehensive yet
simple package, Norton Utilities 2000 enables both new and power users to be sure
their PCs are running at peak performance levels. The addition of Windows
hardware diagnostics to Norton Utilities gives users the ability to quickly check
the health of their entire PC systems-including speakers, CD-ROMs, memory,
printers, modems, and more-with a single mouse click.
This latest version of Norton Utilities ensures improved system performance
through an enhanced SpeedDisk utility, which enables users to improve system
performance by optimizing the placement of files on their hard drives. More
effective than Windows and competing productsı defrag tools, SpeedDisk
accelerates optimization time while requiring less disk space. Additional tools
cut application load time by half, and compact and fine-tune the registry for
significantly increased performance.
Norton System Check
Norton Utilities 2000 features Norton System Check, which makes Norton Utilities
easier to use and more flexible than ever before. Unlike competing utility
products that force users to run each utility separately, Norton System Check
consolidates all the major portions of Norton Utilities 2000 in one application,
allowing users to quickly diagnose their systems in a single step. For additional
convenience and ease-of-use, Norton System Check can be run at the user's request
or scheduled to run at a specific time.
Robust, Yet Simple to Use
Norton Disk Doctor
To guard against data loss, Norton Utilities 2000 not only finds, but prevents
many system problems. Norton Disk Doctor checks boot records, file allocation
tables, and directories and performs a series of surface analysis tests to ensure
the integrity of hard disks. For added usability, Norton Disk Doctor can be
configured to repair various disk problems automatically, even while it runs in
the background. Working together with Norton System Doctor, which monitors and
analyzes the "vital signs" of various parts of a computer, Norton Disk Doctor
helps ensure trouble-free computing.
Crash Intervention/Recovery Utilities
Norton Utilities 2000 includes crash intervention utilities designed to catch
crashes and prevent data loss and wasted time. To further guard against
unproductive downtime that can result from inevitable crashes, Norton Utilities
2000 also features Rescue Disk capabilities. Users can quickly recover from
system crashes by using their Rescue Disk set and following clear, step-by-step
instructions. Norton Zip Rescue, the only rescue utility to enable users to boot
from their familiar Windows environment, saves rescue information to an Iomega
Zip or Jaz drive. A Rescue Recovery Wizard guides the user through the process of
restarting and fixing a system that fails to boot.
Also new to Norton Utilities 2000 is a free three-month subscription to Norton
Web Services, an Internet-based service for one-button problem solving, self-help
information, and extended support services.
Price and Availability
Norton Utilities 2000 is available immediately for an estimated retail
price of US$49.95 from Symantecıs recently introduced online store at
It will be in retail stores in late-August. In addition, it will also
be available at the following online retailers: www.beyond.com,
and www.compusanet.com. For more
information on how to become a Symantec business partner, retailers can
A $20 rebate is available for users of earlier versions of the product.
Norton Utilities 2000 requires an IBM PC or 100 percent compatible; Windows
95/98; 80486 or higher; 16MB RAM (32MB recommended); 70MB hard disk space for
typical installation, 47MB hard disk space for compact installation; CD-ROM drive
2X or higher; and 256-color VGA or better video. A sound card and Iomega Zip or
Jaz drive are optional.
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market
and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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