Norton Internet Security

Norton Internet Security 2009

An online security protection suite from Symantec

Norton Security is a reliable security suite for your PC, with a powerful engine, firewall, an Identity Safe feature, and usability of the highest level. This release does not revolutionize the product, but it does optimize several features. View full description

PROS

  • Complete suite
  • Usable and easy to configure
  • Powerful scan engine
  • Includes a startup manager
  • Protects personal data, passwords and credit cards

CONS

  • Installation a bit long
  • Some advanced features are hidden

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Norton Security is a reliable security suite for your PC, with a powerful engine, firewall, an Identity Safe feature, and usability of the highest level. This release does not revolutionize the product, but it does optimize several features.

Advanced defence tools

Norton Security provides comprehensive, real-time protection against viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and rootkits, acting as a filter for email, instant messaging programs and internet browsing.

Norton is also able to analyze your Facebook wall, which is increasingly becoming a tool for spreading malware.

Thanks to SONAR technology, the proactive defense module can identify more precisely any unknown threats. Norton Security can also block websites and malicious downloads, and includes options to configure Silent Mode.

The virus also integrates Norton Power Eraser, an advanced tool to use when the engine fails, with its classic scan which can delete malware that has allegedly attacked the system.

Norton Security includes an evolution of the Insight module, which analyzes files and running processes, classifies those which are reliable, and excludes them from being scanned, thus optimizing the resources available to your system.

Unlike Norton Antivirus, Internet Security offers a few more features, starting with a two-way firewall that can filter incoming and outgoing connections. The firewall has a fair degree of configurability and is organized in such a way as to be usable even by less experienced users. It also has parental controls (via Norton Family) to protect your children online.

Norton Security also pays particular attention to others dangers on the network, and that's why it offers a module, Identity Safe, to protect your personal information, passwords, and credit card details against any online scams.

In addition, the suite includes a startup manager, which is useful for speeding up startup on your computer.

Modern, elegant design

Usability is one of the strengths of Norton Security. The start screen shows an overview of the security status of the system, as well as quick access to the main features of the program, inlcuding Scanning, Live Update, and Advanced Settings.

A safe choice for protecting your PC

Norton Security has a scanning engine that's reliable, powerful, and has moderate consumption of content resources.

It offers many advanced features for experienced users, but at the same time, is capable of being used by more novice users thanks to its excellent basic configuration.

Norton Security is first-level suite for keeping your PC safe.

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— User reviews — about Norton Internet Security

  • Consumer_Dave

    by Consumer_Dave

    "ClamWin found a Worm on Norton"

    Norton came bundled with my PC, and they make it almost impossible to remove it. ClamWin found a Worm on the Norton prog... More.

    reviewed on January 26, 2015

  • "Norton is the best!"

    Norton is the best: it has a sophisticated and intelligent firewall that is much better than Windows' native firewall; i... More.

    reviewed on December 3, 2014

  • Jnhurs

    by Jnhurs

    "very nice in protecting from virus but sometimes are not powerful from usb."

    very nice in protecting from the viruses but sometime are not powerful from the USB viruses. xD. More.

    reviewed on November 10, 2014

  • dale.brown.7792052

    by dale.brown.7792052

    "It has got everything I need"

    I have been using Norton for quite some time now and to some extent I am really satisfied with it. However, I sometimes ... More.

    reviewed on March 26, 2014

  • idocare

    by idocare

    "Sure Sure"

    Hi was just walking near and what the heck am writing somth actually , Symantec best name on market ,worst privacy prote... More.

    reviewed on May 24, 2011

  • Kunind

    by Kunind

    "Norton's Greatest Work.....!"

    Earlier than Norton Internet Security 2009,it was a troubling software all around.Everyone refused to buy or even instal... More.

    reviewed on April 29, 2009