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Norton Internet Security

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February 02, 2011    
 
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Norton Internet Security is an Internet Security Software for Windows created by Symantec Corporation.

Norton Internet Security Product Summary

Norton Internet Security is a computer utility suite that focuses on providing extensive Internet protection. Made by Symantec Corporation, Norton Internet Security is available for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Norton Internet Security contains Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Antivirus. Users of Windows can get an optional add-on package that contains Norton AntiSpam, while users of Mac OS can opt to get the Allume Systems' iClean. These two can be downloaded online from Norton's official website.

Norton Internet Security Features

The recent Norton products have made use of some sophisticated technology, which is great because the products turned out to be cutting edge. The downside to this is that using sophisticated technology isn't always necessary. But in the newest version, which is the Norton Internet Security, Symantec seems to have gotten just the right balance.

The new suite includes whitelisting, which is the process of determining which items or information are accepted. By whitelisting and using other technologies, Symantec has made Norton Internet Security more suitable for users. Files that are included in a whitelist are recognized as trustworthy, and these do not need to be scanned often. However, not all safe files are included in the whitelist. For files that aren't included in the whitelist, they go through a community process called Insight. This process relies on the notion that if thousands of people are making use of a certain suspicious file, chances are the file isn't malware, but rather a new application. In case a file is used only by a few people, then perhaps it's best to check it to determine if it's malware.

Norton has also enhanced its home network monitor, which gives users the perspective of a system administrator when it comes to the relative health and security of the computers within the house.

Norton Internet Security Interface

The Norton Internet Security has a more sophisticated and cleaner design than earlier versions. Users can even change the colors on the interface according to their own preferences. It's also easier to turn specific tools on and off without having to spend much time looking for the configuration settings page. The configuration settings page is just a click below the main page. The interface has become a lot more user-friendly, offering pop-up dialogs that explain certain terms.

Norton Internet Security Software Review

The in-program help of Norton is better than it's been in the past years. In the help file, there are more terms explained and less technical jargon is used. There's also an online manual that users can refer to in case they have some questions. In case the help file and the online manual can't provide the help that the users need, they can always call the regular telephone technical support. Aside from the fact that all calls are free, there's an in-program link to various community forums where users can get advice from other users of the product.

All in all, Norton Internet Security provides users with award-winning protection technologies. The sleek build, the speed of performance, and the wide variety of quality security tools definitely make this suite a must-have for those who want to protect their computer and files.

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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

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The best internet security, catch threats like supposed to. Plenty of auto updates. Good scan, only bad thing for me is how norton internet security conusmes pc system resources. I dont have the fastest system :(
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Reviewed by DejaEntendu April 20, 2012
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Best security

The best internet security, catch threats like supposed to. Plenty of auto updates. Good scan, only bad thing for me is how norton internet security conusmes pc system resources. I dont have the fastest system :(

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Easy to use and blazing fast on my windows 7 64-bits and intel i5 cpu. It catch all threats and don't give me problems like other programs.

Go Norton!
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Reviewed by Griever September 04, 2012
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Good internet protection

Easy to use and blazing fast on my windows 7 64-bits and intel i5 cpu. It catch all threats and don't give me problems like other programs.

Go Norton!

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There is absolutely no point in using Norton with all the other security options that come free with Windows such as Microsoft Security Essentials or downloadable free like Panda Cloud.
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Reviewed by prasmus November 11, 2012
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No Point

There is absolutely no point in using Norton with all the other security options that come free with Windows such as Microsoft Security Essentials or downloadable free like Panda Cloud.

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