Is "Norton Systemworks 2005" any good?

By death ยท 5 replies
Nov 27, 2004
  1. Hi guys;

    I saw on television that Norton Systemworks is helpfull tool to keep your computer problem free. I want to know if you guys have had any experience with this software. Is it worth spending more than 50 bucks? Does anybody of you guys used it before? I have fairly fast computer, like AMD 2100+ with 512DDR rom...........will this program slow my computer? I will only buy if I get positive feedback from you guys. So, give me your opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Thank YOU so much..
  2. Electrick Gypsy

    Electrick Gypsy TS Rookie Posts: 76

    I've been using Norton Utilities / System Works for many years now and have very rarely had any problems using it at all. If you have an earlier version (i.e. 2003 - 2004) don't bother upgrading to 2005 unless you need a newer version of Norton Anti-Virus.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    First off nice name. :stickout: And i have it consantly running and there is now slowdown for me!! I would recommend it. It is not the top of the line security with all the bells and whistles, but for 50 bucks it is a great value

    Sean :darth:
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Well I have used NSW 98, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 but won't be using 2005. I don't really feel all the features necessary for myself. But I think it is a pretty good overall package.
    It will slow your computer down some, but it will be such a small slowdown with your comp specs you likely won't notice it.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The whole suite is overpriced and useless. You won't want or need all the components. IMHO the only useful and good utilities in there are the Speed Disk and Norton Ghost.

    And yes, Norton doesn't really care about performance and it will infest your computer thoroughly with all sorts of useless programs.

    You are better off getting good specialised tools to do specific tasks. Get a non-Norton antivirus and a non-Norton firewall. For backups Norton Ghost is pretty good.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Once it is on your PC you will NEVER get it off, unless you re-install Windows from scratch.
    It is expensive to renew the subscription for the Antivirus every year.
    It is an enormous resource-hogger as well. Their yearly updates mainly consist of some useless tweaks and cosmetics.
    For me personally, the only part of it I still use (of NSW 2002) is the Speeddisk (defragger) on my daughters Windows 98. The rest I consider too bloated and would never install on any PC at all. I positively HATE anything from Symantec. As soon as they get their dirty mitts on some good program, they manage to bore it into the ground (see Powerdesk and Drive Image and where they stand today).
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