connection to the world. Norton Internet Security™ 2006 gives you the
confidence to travel the Internet like never before, protected against
viruses, hackers, spyware, and spam. A comprehensive set of security
tools, Norton Internet Security helps keep you safe online as you surf
and email, swap files, download programs, and chat.
Once again Symantec have done it again with
Norton Internet Security 2006 that offers the best possible protection
for your personal computer. Based on the previous engine, Norton
Internet Security protects computer users from just about every possible
threat from viruses to hackers and even internet chat. As with the
previous software package, this current incarnation has been
specifically designed for Windows XP to maximize not only your current
software configuration but also the latest hardware configurations.
Automatically filters spam and dangerous
Automatically removes viruses, Trojan
horses, and worms.
Automatically blocks intruders and
your computer from hackers.
email and IM attachments for virus
Improved! Alerts you to serious
virus outbreaks and adjusts your
security settings accordingly.
you control over all incoming and
outgoing Internet traffic.
Prevents confidential information from
being sent without your permission.
Web sites you don't want your children
banner ads and popup windows.
Automatically detects and blocks
high-risk spyware and adware programs
before they are installed on your
includes 12 months of protection updates
and new product features as available
throughout the year*.
On-going Protection keeps your computer
protected from the latest Internet risks
by automatically renewing your
subscription at the regular subscription
price (plus applicable tax).**
Inspects your computer for security
holes with one click*.
and removes dangerous spyware, keystroke
loggers, and other unwanted monitoring
with Norton Internet Security 2006; for
Windows® XP or Windows 2000 only.
The installation of
Norton Internet Security 2006 was an adventure in its own and for those
users who have existing antivirus software packages (such as Norton
Internet Security 2006 or McAfee Internet Security 2006), Norton
prompted the user to uninstall these packages because Norton must
integrate itself with the operating system in order to benefit the user.
Once the installation
was complete, Norton done a thorough scan of the entire system and even
network drives and then completed the final updates, ensuring that your
personal computer was protected from not only the latest spyware cookies
but also those nefarious hackers who can sometimes flawlessly view your
The interface of Norton
Internet Security 2006 is reminiscent of the 2005 edition, offering the
user a plethora of options from different levels of AntiVirus protection
and Parental Control functions to total internet privacy via Norton
Although I've been an
advocate of Symantec products and have been using Norton AntiVirus from
the days of Norton Utilities, Norton Internet Security 2006 can
sometimes be a system hog for those unknowing users who activate all the
functions of this powerful software package. Through careful tweaking
and by reading the manual, users can fine tune this package in order to
meet the requirements of their computers, whether slow or fast. With
that said, Norton Internet Security is definitely faster than its last
predecessor but could still be improved, depending on what kind of
computer system you have.
Features and Benefits
contains all the programs needed to offer you almost 100% protection on
the internet that include AntiVirus (protection from viruses, trojans
and the like), Personal Firewall (prevent hackers from entering your
computer), Privacy Control (protect your own personal computer privacy),
AntiSpam (stop spam dead in its tracks) and Norton Parental Control that
prevents your children from accessing unauthorized websites.
Some of the new
features of Norton Internet Security 2006 include the Security Inspector
that basically checks your system that checks your system for any
security holes and then prompts you to repair these issues. The new
Norton Home Page Hijacking Protection prevents insidious websites from
making them your home page which is quite a common occurrence on today's
As with all good
Symantec products, Norton offers a 12-month subscription that allows the
user to download all patches, fixes and updates for this software
package, ensuring that you are protected 24x7 which always checks for
new updates while you are logged onto the net.
In conclusion, Norton
Internet Security 2006 once again raises the bar of internet security
but unfortunately at the cost of computer speed but like it said earlier
in this review, this program can be tweaked to maximize the speed of not
only this program but also your computer system. The only other downside
to this program is the Norton Internet Security icon that although lets
the user know if they are protected, also sends the user to a webpage
explaining the benefits of Norton SystemWorks 2006. Still, the benefits
outweigh the cons! Check it out!