Norton Security

Norton Security 15.0

Norton Internet Security 2008 is a powerful, yet easy to use protection suite.
3.9  (945 votes)

Norton Internet Security 2008 is a powerful, yet easy to use suite which offers a solid protection against viruses, spyware, phishing websites and many other Internet threats. The program works quietly in the background detecting and eliminating viruses, spyware and Internet worms. It also protects your computer against hackers and blocks identity theft by phishing websites. What is more, it gets rid of infections and cleans all files and registry entries added by malware. It also fights rootkits efficiently and successfully neutralize these infections. LiveUpdate is now integrated into Norton Internet Security 2008, and once your product is installed you are asked to update. Unlike other programs of the kind, Norton Internet Security 2008´s interface isn't very intuitive or pleasing to the eye. In general, the suite includes all the basic features of Norton Antivirus 2008, but it adds additional features such as wireless protection and transaction security. With Norton Internet Security 2008, you can also download the optional Norton Add-on Pack which includes an antispam protection that automatically filters out dangerous fraudulent or phishing emails, parental controls which block access to Web sites not suitable for children, and confidential information protection that alerts you if unauthorized sensitive personal information is being sent out over the Internet.

Silvana Mansilla
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  • Great value for its price. Relatively easy to use. Solid protection for you PC


  • Uses a lot of system resources
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Guest #35169629

Guest #35169629 After having held the burden of downloading Norton a couple of days ago, I registered for a trial period, updated the databases even before running the first scan which totalizes a lot of MB/s. I run the antivirus on a full computer round. Awaited for hours (hence, my data storage is considerably big enough for the fast scan to take an hour) & half a day later, the scan completed. Many infections yet uncaught by previously running, multiple security scanners were surprisingly spotted by this one! Nice, very nice indeed,mostly dgen.exe that exploits CPU's capabilities up to the limit on doing nothing at all, thus, slowing dramatically the course of all the rest of the processes. Though I've quarantined & deleted this file in the past by the use of other different means at the time, not to mention having to disable it after each restart, before judging to delete it.
I thought I've got rid of it for good because my PC recovered its usual speed, I was surprised lately by what Norton 1st full PC scan came up with: many infections reminiscences were spotted inside my system images, as well as my old backups.
But the disaster occurred when I decided to deepen the cleansing after the 1st full Norton scan, it wiped some crucial files that weren't infected, though important for the functioning of other application, including my CAD simulator. So I had to restore the entire system back to the preinstallation period & lost by doing so the Norton Scanner.
Oh by the way, I've sent few words of comment to Norton by filling the appropriate check box & have forwarded the results of that long scan. I also rated the program (take a guess)...
The next day I was surprised by coincidentally finding what Norton Security has recently discovered in terms of five-stages built malware while reading the Sofware Informer article by Tanasu.

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Eroticus Using it already 8 years on 3 home PCs.

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Guest #26990621 Norton is a great antivirus, there's no doubt about this. And it provides cloud protection.

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