By Teresa / Last Updated September 30, 2017

About Norton SystemWorks

Norton SystemWorks is a discontinued system utility suite by Symantec which expanded the tools found in Norton Utilities. Norton SystemWorks was a comprehensive tool kit for computers. Its primary target is to protect the computer from online threats with anti-virus technology, and also provides backup solution for additional layer of protection. Specifically, Norton SystemWorks contains Norton WinDoctor, Norton Startup Manager, One-Button Checkup, System Optimizer, CheckIt Diagnostics, and Process Viewer in Windows Performance Utilities; Norton Cleanup, Norton WipeInfo and Norton UnErase Wizard in File Management Utilities; also Create full system and file backups, schedule backups, incremental and differential backups in Data Backup & Restore.

Norton SystemWorks 2006

Why need Norton SystemWorks alternative?

Norton SystemWorks 2009 especially Premier edition is a good tool kit for PC system, yet it still not good enough to keep working for us. It was discontinued by Symantec so users won’t get further support when they encounter serious issues. Besides, it includes a lot of features and tools, which makes the installation process more complicated and time-consuming. In addition, Norton SystemWorks has poor navigation, for instance, if you restore a file from the UnErase Wizard which keeps a record of all deleted files, you may find it difficult to navigate the restored file. What’s worse, Norton SystemWorks isn’t cheap product due to all those features and tools.

Anyway, it is not so easy to find the Norton Utilities equivalent as one suite yet you can find alternative to each of them with more security, more professional and simpler software. For example, you can install dedicated antivirus software say BitDefender and another free Backup & Restore utility AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Norton SystemWorks replacement for Data Backup & Restore in Windows

AOMEI Backupper Standard is free backup and recovery solution designed for Windows-based PCs. It supports Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP and Vista. As the alternative to Data Backup & Restore, AOMEI Backupper has all the functions of covered utility, such as full backup, incremental backup, differential backup and scheduled backup, and it brings many features that Data Backup & Restore does not contain.

This program divides backup and recovery into more specific categories. You have System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition Backup, File Backup and File Sync in Backup and all of them support aforementioned backup methods. Backup images can be protected by setting password. Further, you are allowed to create bootable device of your operating system just in case it refuses to boot after virus attacked. The restore path is various that you can restore Windows image backup over network, bootable device, external hard drive etc. Restoring selected files instead of the entire backup images is also available in AOMEI Backupper.

AOMEI Backupper is good cloning software in replacing hard drive as well, like replace HDD with SSD in desktop in particular. Features like Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Cloneare embedded in this software. You may want to download this Norton SystemWorks replacement to learn how to protect your PC.

Backup system using Norton Utilities free alternative

1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Connect the additional device to computer if you want to backup system to external place. Click System Backup under Backup tab.

System Backup

2. Click the box next Step 2 to select another destination path for the backup image if you wish. All system related partitions have been selected by default.

Select destination path

3. You may want to set personal configurations by clicking Backup Options.

Backup Options Settings

4. Check Schedule box to set regular backup task.

Schedule Settings

5. Click Start Backup after all presetting.

Start Backup

AOMEI Backupper Stand is reliable Norton Utilities free alternative, which largely makes up for the limitation of Norton Data Backup & Restore feature. With this free backup solution, backing up PC to external drive or automatically backing files up won’t be tough stuff. Download it and starting protect your computer now.