RE: To Norton or not to Norton (systemworks)
The majority of problems that I have to fix on other peoples computers are directly related to the use/misuse of Norton Systemworks and related products. Running th eprograms manually seems to cause no harm BUT having them running in the bg can cause trouble on some systems. Of course, there are many systems running that use it 24/7 without difficulty.
IMHO, with over 20 years of computer maintenance experience - set up a schedule and follow it manually. Whether it's once a day,week or month - skip the automated stuff and follow the schedule yourself.
FWIW, I have NEVER had a total system crash with all the tweaking, development and testing that I do.
I7 3770K @ 4.73ghz Asus Sabertooth Z77 16G G.Skill 1600 7-8-7-24 2T EVGAGTX680 Corsair 1000W PSU 2 - 2 - 256G OCZ Vector SSD - OS & P3D HAF 942 - Corsiar H100i Liquid Cooler W7 64 Home Premium.