SystemWorks 2003 is the heir to a package of Norton utilities that dates back to the PC's DOS-based days in the mid-1980s. This suite has always been a classy, do-it-all, Swiss-Army-knife-like program, bundling a powerful disk defragmenter, an automated PC diagnosis and repair utility and, more recently, Norton AntiVirus. If you rely solely on Windows' own utilities, such as ScanDisk, to accomplish these tasks for you, it's time to invest in your PC's future. No matter what version of Windows you use, you'll find Norton SystemWorks 2003's powerful extra features indispensable, and the suite will soon pay for itself -- it costs around £50 (ex. VAT). But if you already own SystemWorks 2002 or even SystemWorks 2001, don't bother upgrading: the improvements in this version are purely cosmetic.