Norton Internet Security 2008
For years now, Norton has been the trusted
friend of PC users the world over. Theyíve also been a great friend to
impulsegamer in protecting our machines year after year from various bad
guys that raise their heads. Well NIS is back again but as good as
previous versions have been, Iím pleased to say that this year it is
faster and less system resource hogging than ever before.
has been the only real sticking point in the past as the program seems
to want to monitor absolutely everything to the point that sometimes it
would slow up applications at times. In our testing, we found 2008 to be
humming along happily in the background with nary an interruption to
anything we threw at it.
is a welcome addition to NIS called Norton Identity Safe which keeps
your valuable information protected and ready for use whilst shopping
online. It also has the ability to fill out your login information for
trusted sites which comes in handy when it might be something you donít
commonly fill out or a site you didnít often visit. It also comes with a
anti phishing device which will let you know if you go to a site that is
not kosher. It was fortunate that during our testing that we actually
encountered a few dodgy emails from fake ebay ďsellersĒ that NIS picked
up and warned us about. This and other sites are updated regularly from
Symantec and NIS downloads them as an update in its own right.
Installation of NIS is wonderfully easy and users who are not very
computer literate can simply let the program use its default settings
and still feel very confident that they are being protected. The
interface is easy enough to use however, and most customers will be able
to navigate their way around the program easily enough. There is not a
great deal of guesswork at any stage as if there is anything suspect,
NIS pops its cheeky little head up and tells you what is wrong and what
actions to take. Itís a great piece of kit that is well worth your
can also detect malware and prevent keylogging despite the efforts of
halfwits on the net to rename files and other bits and piece in an
effort to get them on your system. The other great thing that it does is
during the scan and clean process, it eliminates all files related to
the problem as opposed to other packages that only take care of the
executables, thereby ensuring that your computerís registry is kept in
relatively good working order.
included in the suite is three licences which is something that is
essential in this day and age of multiple home computers. NIS is capable
of finding the computers on the network and then each machine keeps an
eye on the others that it finds a copy of NIS on. It is this across the
board functionality that we found fantastic as it appears that Symantec
has really thought of almost everything this time around, making it well
worth your consideration.
is a very well put together product that should see most users well
protected over the coming year. Symantec also has a bevy of other
security products which integrate nicely into this package which we are
looking forward to bringing to you on the pages of this site.