Despite a few cosmetic negatives and a general lack of technical support, Norton Save & Restore is a decent backup app.
Most laptop stands either are too big to carry, or only support smaller notebooks. The Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat packs down nearly flat, and can also support 17-inch desktop-replacement laptops.
Norton Internet Security 2007 makes significant gains over last year, including cutting-edge rootkit and behavioral monitoring features found nowhere else, but the overall package could be serious overkill for the average desktop owner.
Ghost 10 uses sophisticated disk-imaging technology to create a robust, easy-to-use backup tool that protects your data against large and small disasters.
While the System Restore utility built into Windows XP is nice, Norton GoBack 4.0 delivers a lot more control and flexibility, making your PC almost glitch-proof.
If you have Windows Me, skip this utility. Everyone else, keep handy GoBack around to restore system operation and prevent the needless headache of reinstalling Windows.
While Symantec's protection is solid, the overall user experience within Norton Internet Security 2008 could be much, much better. Not all the features work together, and the program could use fewer system resources. We can also do without the addition of paid services within the technical support section.
Norton Internet Security 2006 is a solid security suite, but it bogs down PC performance. Though it's a reasonable upgrade for entrenched Norton fans, it offers users less bang for the buck than ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.
Symantec continues to ride the favorable reputation of Norton Utilities, introducing very few new features into Norton SystemWorks 2005.
Norton Ghost 9.0 is a much improved disk imager, particularly now that it performs backup/restore operations without leaving Windows. Even so, Acronis True Image 8.0 is much better for the same money.