It is that time of year again when Symantec roll out its yearly update of its Norton products. However this year the company has released a budget version of its SystemWorks software application to woo in a new budget breed of PC user.

The company has announced Norton SystemWorks 2006 basic edition. According to the company, SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition provides consumers with essential tools to maintain and optimize their computer, solve common problems, and help boost system performance.

The launch of the package, means that customers can now choose between Norton SystemWorks 2006, Norton SystemWorks 2006 Premier, and Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition.

Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition includes One Button Checkup, a customizable feature that scans for problems, reports on issues found and allows users to choose whether or not they want to fix the problem in just one click.

Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition also includes Norton GoBack, Symantec's powerful data protection and recovery solution, which provides out-of-the-box continuous rollback. Norton GoBack keeps systems safe from damage caused by problematic installations, faulty software and potentially unwanted programs such as spyware and adware.

Keeping PCs clean is a task users can easily accomplish with Norton
Cleanup, which is part of Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition. Consumers can remove internet clutter, their most recently used files, media file logs and temporary files, improving their system's efficiency and protecting their privacy. Other essential tools in Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition include Process Viewer 2.0, which identifies processes running at a specific point in time, allowing users to identify impacts to overall performance. Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition users also benefit from System Optimizer 2.0, which allows consumers to turn on and off almost any Windows XP shortcut, customizing the Windows environment to accommodate their needs.

Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition is available for £29.99.