Summary: These days, the real question with paid optimisation software such as Symantec's Norton Utilities 15 is not whether it works or how well it functions, but whether you actually need it. With the speed of today's PCs, and with advances in both Windows and its file systems, problems such as disk fragmentation simply aren't the concern they once were.
Summary: A raft of small but useful improvements make Norton 360 2.0 a useful addition to anyone's utility tool bag. It remains powerful and yet very easy to use. At the same time, it's not dumbed-down enough to deter power users.
Pros: Tunes up your PC, a lighter footprint than its predecessor, protection against drive-by downloads and support for Firefox
Cons: Antispam protection and parental controls are not installed by default, but must be downloaded as an add-on