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Norton Internet Security 2012 Review

February 11th, 2012 | Symantec | 0 Comments

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An unprotected home PC can survive a maximum of 12 seconds before it will get infected by viruses, cookies, trackers, password sniffers, keyboard loggers, Trojans and logic bombs. Symantec has been the topmost antivirus software company, providing full protection to home and corporate users from virus attacks of any sort, and it’s latest, Norton Internet Security 2012 has received 4/5 rating from over 100 customers on and it retails for just $32.53.

Norton Internet Security 2012 Review Summary

The Negative

The biggest complaint that users have with the Norton Internet Security 2012 package is that it is not user friendly and extremely slow. The scanning process is at least ten times slower than the 2010 version of the same software. The email scan is even slower, almost twenty times slower than the last version. The automatic updates and quick scan cannot be turned off, and users find that when these are running checks in the background, the PC or the laptop becomes extremely slow and hampers productivity.

Another user reports that the Norton package is not compatible with some other software loaded on the PC like System Mechanic. If Norton is loaded, System Mechanic has to be removed. This user chose to throw away his newly bought Norton package and buy Mc Afee antivirus software, which has no issues of program incompatibility with System Mechanic. The pop ups are extremely annoying and cannot be turned off, something against which most users have a major grouse.

The Positive

This software package works well with Windows XP and Windows 7. Set up is easy, pay the subscription, get the activation code, just download from the Norton website and feed the activation code. If the user had a previous version of Norton Security, this package simply merges the old software. Security has been made easy as most tasks are automated. The user can tweak the system for more controls if required by going into the advanced settings tab. The software is very effective in stopping all malware and virus attacks.

The superb back-up support of Norton updates ensures that latest viruses are immediately neutralized before they can do any harm to the PC or steal any information. Before a user clicks on a banking site, Norton verifies whether the website is a trusted source by putting a tick which visually signals, that the site is a trusted Norton cleared site. This visual cue prevents the user from clicking on any fraudulent website out to steal passwords. Customers were most happy that the $29.99 price tag included not just one PC but three PCs.


Norton Internet Security 2012 is a good steady product, which does what it advertises, stop all antivirus attacks and prevents hackers and snoopers form accessing the PC or laptop. Users can safely operate their bank accounts or shop online without the fear of losing their credit card information or debit card information or passwords. The negative reviews that the software is slow are true, but then it is thorough and has an extensive antivirus library, which other faster antivirus software do not have. The issue of compatibility with other software is a drawback, which Norton must address. However, the software package compares favourably with antivirus packages in the market. Norton has a solid reputation for reliability and a $35.53 for three PCs is just to alluring not to be taken. We recommend this antivirus package for all Home users.

If you liked our review of Norton Internet Security 2012, make sure to read our other internet security reviews.

Norton Internet Security 2011 Review

September 24th, 2011 | Symantec | 1 Comment

Norton Internet Security 2011 - 1 User/3 PC The Internet is a dangerous place – almost everyone knows that. There are malicious websites that try to install spyware on your computer, there are merchants who try to take your personal information unknowingly, and there are websites that can have a bad influence on children or young teenagers. It can almost take the fun out of using the Internet! But, the engineers at Norton have done it once again, offering a software suite that will protect you from all the aforementioned issues and more!

Norton Internet Security 2011 offers many improvements over previous versions. Most of the features are similar, but they are now easier to use and work better in general. This years edition is even less resource intensive than last year, so you won’t experience any lag issues or slowdowns when you are running this software in the background. It also features a redesigned interface that makes it easier to navigate and get to the tools you need without having to search through lots of different menus and options.

Norton Internet Security 2011 Features

  • Requires fewer system resources to run smoothly – this years edition is so lightweight, you won’t even be able to tell it is running in the background.
  • Pre-scans Sites to keep you safe – if you arrive at a website or a web store that Norton deems to have malicious intent, it will inform you before it is too late!
  • Improved scanning capabilities – makes scanning files quicker and more efficient by identifying at risk files and prioritizing them.
  • Keep your kids safe with parental controls – manage, track and receive notifications based on your childrens Internet activities. You can never be too safe…

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Norton Antivirus 2011 Review

September 17th, 2011 | Symantec | 0 Comments

Norton Antivirus 2011 - 1 User/3 Pc When it comes to antivirus software, there is one name that trumps all – Norton. It doesn’t matter who you ask or where you look – when the issue of antivirus software and virus protection comes up, the name Norton is mentioned.

For 2011, Norton has released yet another version of its popular antivirus software – Norton Antivirus 2011. It has many new features and delivers a much improved experience over previous years editions, all while being less resource intensive and much easier to use!

Norton Antivirus 2011 Features

  • Shorter scan times – this software only scans at risk files, so you don’t waste time scanning files that have no chance of being infected
  • Preinstall warnings – if you have downloaded a program and are getting ready to install it, Norton will perform a quick scan and let you know if the software is safe or not
  • Email and instant message scanning – Norton will scan all your emails and your instant message conversations for links and files that could potentially damage your computer
  • Constant updates – your software suite is constantly updated with all the latest virus definitions, so you are always protected!

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Norton 360 5.0 Review

September 4th, 2011 | Symantec | 0 Comments

Norton 360 5.0 1-User/3PCs

Once again, it seems as though Norton has turned up the heat on both McAfee and Kaspersky with their new version of Norton 360. This much improved, all inclusive antivirus suite includes many new features and various improvements on old features. If you are looking for a software suite to protect your PC from malicious attacks, hackers, and anything else that can cause problems, this is the first place you should look.

Norton 360 offers much improved identity protection and uses Nortons new reputation service to keep you safe when you surf the net. These two features alone are worth the price of the whole package.

Norton 360 5.0 Features

  • Offers all around protection against all threats – there is not one kind of threat that Norton 360 does not protect against – it takes care of everything from Trojans to hackers and even spyware!
  • Shorter scan times – waiting for a virus scan to finish is a thing of the past with Norton 360. Vastly improved scan times mean you can get back to what you are doing faster!
  • Automatic backups – forget to back up some files? Don’t worry – Norton 360 will take care of it for you automatically!
  • Reputation service – for the first time, get access to Nortons world renowned reputation service. This is just another layer of protection that will keep you safe!

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Symantec Norton Ghost 15.0 Review

August 11th, 2011 | Symantec | 0 Comments

Symantec Norton Ghost 15.0 (1 PC) If you work with large amounts of data, or any amount of data for that matter, it is absolutely essential that you backup your computer on a regular basis. There are so many things that can go wrong in an instant that can cause you to lose large amounts of data – if you are not performing backups, you are just asking for trouble. Luckily, Norton has released yet another version of their popular Ghost software suite, Norton Ghost 15.

Norton Ghost 15 allows you to backup data like never before. You can backup single files or your whole system. If you have an issue, you can restore your computer to its previous state with ease. Having a recent backup with Ghost 15 solves almost any problem you may run into!

Symantec Norton Ghost 15.0 Features

  • Full backups are easy – with only a few clicks, you can backup your whole computer. If something goes wrong, a few more clicks will restore it to its original state!
  • Event based backups – you can have Ghost backup your computer when specific events happen, or even on specific dates automatically
  • Backup changed files only – instead of backing up your whole computer every time, Ghost can backup only files that have changed, saving time and space!

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