12-27-2010 12:31 PM
The latest version of our Norton Utilities (version 15) cleans up, tunes up, and speeds up your PC, and is now available on the Symantec Online Store for our US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand customers. The US link is: http://us.norton.com/norton-utilities/ where you can also find more information about and screenshots of the new version. Other localizations and regional availability is expected selectively across the globe through retail partners throughout the month of January 2011.
Even the most advanced PCs can accumulate “digital gunk” that can cause your PC to slow down and even experience errors. The new Norton Utilities brings back three popular features that you may recognize: SpeedDisk™ (a disk defragmenter than can be set to do real-time disk defragmentation), Disk Doctor (for hard disk issue diagnosis and repair), and UnErase™ (to help you “rescue” a mistakenly deleted file that is still on the hard drive). These three features along with the long list of other disk, registry, startup and service monitoring and optimization tools can help your PC feel like new again, running faster and running more stable.
Additionally in certain markets for those who also want to protect their files from loss, irreversible damage or theft, Norton Utilities Premier will also be available, bundling all of the tools of Norton Utilities with an important digital safeguard through a one-year subscription to Norton Online Backup. The convenient online backup service not only copies important files to secure online data centers, but it allows users to restore and transfer files, download files remotely, or email others links to their backed up files anytime, anywhere and from any computer connected to the Internet.
Note that, as in the past, because Norton Utilities is a “perpetual license” for up to 3 household PCs, users of previous versions of Norton Utilities are NOT entitled to a free upgrade of the new version 15. The benefit of this licensing model, however, is that you do not have to pay subscription fees for renewal of usage every year.