About Norton Ghost

Norton Ghost provides advanced backup and recovery for your computer. Protect any kind of data you keep on your computer by making a backup of your computer’s entire hard disk. Or, limit your backup to include only those files and folders that mean the most to you.

You can schedule backups to capture your changes automatically as you work from day to day. Or start a backup manually at any time. You can also easily configure Norton Ghost to run a backup in response to specific events. For example, a backup can run when a particular application is started. Or, a backup can run when a specified amount of new data is added to the drive.

When you experience a problem with your computer, you can restore a file, folder, or an entire drive. This recovery process returns your computer to a previous, functional state with the operating system, applications, and data files intact. Or, if you accidentally delete a personal file, get it back with a few steps.

Using easy-to-follow wizards, you can set up fast and reliable backup jobs and have them run while you continue to work. Or, schedule your backups to run after hours when your computer is idle.

When disaster strikes, Norton Ghost helps you recover your computer from the effects of many common problems, including

  • Virus attacks: Damage might be done before a virus is quarantined.

  • Faulty software installations: Some software can negatively affect your computer’s performance, and slow it down to the point that programs or documents require too much time to open. But when installed, removing a program might not recover unintentional damage by the installation.

  • Hard drive failure: Data can become corrupted on your system drive (typically C), making it impossible to start your operating system

  • Files accidentally deleted or overwritten: Accidental deletion of files is common, but often costly.

  • Corrupted files: Individual files and folders can become corrupted by viruses, or when a program used to modify them encounters an error.

About Norton Ghost