Saturday, July 19, 2008

Norton Internet Security 2008

The Norton Internet Security 2008 (NIS) version includes several newer improved modules and a revamp of the program’s design.NIS probably has a bigger following than just about any other security program but that dominance is a double edged sword: any virus or piece of spyware worth its salt will expect Norton to be there and will aim to switch it off before infecting the computer.
Norton Internet Security 2008 Making Norton secure must be a headache for Symantec but the company has achieved it with the latest version–it appeared solid in our tests. Newer improved modules include Data Safe,which puts personal data into a secure area on the computer so it can be used when logging into sites or paying for goods online

There’s also an improved help section, including an automatic fix feature.There is improved intelligence in the virus killer and the program should be able to spot and destroy new threats by the way they act,before the company has developed a specific antidote. It also detects and destroys spyware.

As well as being the best-known security product,Norton has typically scored as one of the most resource hungry.We saw much less of a slowdown NIS 2008.A quick scan of at risk files took in more than 3,000of them and finished in50seconds on our test PC.

The package includes a firewall but Norton Anti bot,which works to spot internet bots that might take over your PC, is a £15 optional extra,as are the spam filter and parental control modules. Although it misses those elements,NIS 2008 comes with a three computer three computer license,so it’s good for those with home networks.

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