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Norton Antivirus 2010


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"Norton Antivirus 2010 will be the fastest and lightest malware scanner Symantec has ever delivered."

 
- PC World, Antivirus & Security Downloads, September 2009

 

 


 

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      Super-fast scan times: only 61 seconds for a typical Windows system hard drive
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      Minimal performance impact during gaming, movie playback, presentations and more
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If you spend a lot of time surfing the Internet, you need protection against online threats
. Thanks to Norton Antivirus 2010, Symantec's most popular security product, you are protected against a wide array of malicious software. Whether you are banking online, emailing friends or chatting via Instant Messaging, your protection is always on and up-to-date.

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What you need to know about Norton Antivirus 2010
5 reasons to own Norton Antivirus 2010
What can Norton Antivirus 2010 do for me?
What is new over the 2009 version?


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NORTON ANTIVIRUS 2010 

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  • Norton Antivirus 2010 was engineered around the Intelligent Threat Protection concept: its core technology, the Norton Protection System, uses multiple layers of security that work together to proactively block attacks and remove threats - something that traditional virus detection methods cannot achieve. In addition, all downloads, files and applications are checked before you can use them on your computer. Security holes in your operating system and browser are guarded so no infections can get to you that way. Your emails and Instant Messages are always scanned to detect potential threats.
     
  • Norton Antivirus 2010 has top-notch performance: fast and light on system resources, it uses Norton Insight to scan only files that are at risk. This means fewer scans and therefore better PC performance. Its Smart Scheduler feature initiates scans only when your PC is idle; Silent Mode is engaged automatically when playing games or watching movies so that alerts, updates and scans are delayed until you are done; for laptops, Power Saver Settings delay power-hungry activities until your computer is plugged in. 
 
  • Norton Antivirus 2010 protects you against today's "rapid-fire" attacks, for which "signatures" don't yet exist. This is done with Norton Insight Network, which uses Symantec's global security network to extract information about the very latest threats and prevent them from getting to your computer. Also, the SONAR 2 technology uses online intelligence and proactive monitoring to detect and block new threats. Finally, Norton Pulse Updates allow frequent, small updates of Norton Antivirus 2010's threat database, meaning it is as current as can be in terms of latest threat detection. 

  • Norton Antivirus 2010 gives you information on threats that it has detected and removed so you know exactly what is going on with your computer, thanks to Norton Threat Insight. Also, Norton Download Insight warns you of dangerous downloads you are about to make and Norton File Insight shows you information about applications you are trying to install, whether or not they are trusted and if they will impact your computer's speed more than you'd like.

  • Norton Antivirus 2010 helps you keep your PC running at top speed with automatic and on-demand application optimization. Its Norton System Insight feature gives you a log of recent events such as downloads, installations, scans and detected threats so you can get a better understanding of what is slowing down your PC. It also provides you with resource usage graphs which help you pinpoint resource-heavy processes.


 

5 REASONS TO OWN NORTON ANTIVIRUS 2010

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So why buy Norton Antivirus 2010? Here are 5 key advantages of this award-winning product over other antivirus programs available on the market:

 
  • You are protected against viruses but also spyware, which means you don't need to buy a separate antispyware program. That equates to more protection for the same price and less headaches to try and make different pieces of software work together.

  • Get peace of mind: after an installation that typically lasts less than a minute, your PC is protected for one year against most online threats for just over $3 a month.

  • Performance is unmatched by the competition, as measured by independent third-party test lab PassMark Software: Norton Antivirus 2010 is extremely light on system resources, using around 8 MB of working memory. It also has the fastest scans in the industry: only 61 seconds on a Hard Disk Drive and 31 seconds on a Solid State Drive.

  • Worry-free, automated protection: thinking about trying one of these free antivirus programs? Think again, unless you are willing to update the software yourself every day to keep it current, unnecessarily slowing down your computer - when you actually don't forget to do it. On the other hand, Norton Antivirus 2010's performance impact is minimal; product updates are automatic, frequent and small in size so their download and installation are quick and unobtrusive.

  • 24/7 technical support is always FREE and accessible directly from the user interface. You can choose between email, phone or even chat.


WHAT CAN NORTON ANTIVIRUS 2010 DO FOR ME?

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Need more details? Norton Antivirus 2010 protects you not only against the most common online threats such as viruses, Trojan horses, worms and spyware, but also malicious software you probably have never heard of: rootkits, bots, browser exploits and the like. Its strength is really built upon two key technologies from Symantec:

1. The Norton™ Protection System provides multiple layers of protection that work together so they neutralize threats before they even reach you:

  • SONAR 2 (Symantec™ Online Network for Advanced Response), Symantec's malware detection technology based on application behavior;
  • IPS (Enhanced Intrusion Protection System): a dedicated protection engine for multimedia attacks;
  • Browser exploits protection for Internet Explorer and Firefox: vulnerabilities in browsers can't be used to install spyware or cause crashes, for instance;
  • Antibot protection: so hackers can't take control of your PC;
  • Norton™ Recovery Tool can repair systems that have been deeply infected and help rebooting them.

2. Virus detection via signatures: this is the "traditional" method of detecting threats on your computer and works well for the ones that have already been identified in terms of software code patterns. Norton Antivirus 2010 compares a particular's application code to known malicious software and if there's a match, the application is promptly removed. This method of detecting threats complements the Norton Protection System, which focuses more on "rapid-fire" attacks, for which signatures have not been defined yet.

Thanks to these two technologies, Norton Antivirus 2010 is able to prevent threats from reaching your computer and remove any existing threats already present. The protection offered is fully automatic, from threat detection and removal to product updates. And last but not least, Norton Antivirus 2010 protects your computer at all times in an unobtrusive manner; because of its small footprint, it uses very little of your system's resources. And it is also smart as to how it runs scans and other power-intensive tasks, so you are never bothered while working on a presentation, watching movies or playing games.


WHAT IS NEW OVER THE 2009 VERSION?

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How is Norton Antivirus 2010 different from the 2009 version? Here is a list of the most important new features in this latest release: 
 

Norton™ Protection System new features


  • SONAR™ 2 (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) uses real-time online intelligence from the Norton Insight Network and proactive monitoring to help detect the latest breaking threats and stop today's aggressive rapid-fire attacks.
  • Norton Insight Network uses Symantec’s global security intelligence network to provide real-time protection from the newest threats.

Norton™ Insight new features


  • Norton Download Insight reports warn you of dangerous downloads before you install and run them.
  • Norton Threat Insight reports tell you how threats have harmed your computer and where they came from so you can avoid future infections.
  • Norton File Insight reports tell you where files and applications came from and if they're trusted before you use them. They also tell you how files and applications may be impacting your PC's performance.

Norton™ Performance System new features


  • Automatic and on-demand application optimization boosts application performance for a faster-running PC.
  • Norton™ System Insight provides a view of recent events on your computer, giving you the information you need to research and analyze problems with your PC.
  • Performance graphs and reports help you pinpoint what’s causing your computer to slow down.
  • Norton File Insight reports tell you how files and applications impact your PC’s performance.
  • Monthly Report tells you what threats were caught in the past month and everything Norton Antivirus 2010 did to keep your PC safe and running well. It even includes links to the latest information on Norton’s fight against cyber crime as well as tips and hints for staying safe online.
  • Program updates and similar activites are automatically delayed if you are watching TV or burning CDs/DVDs
  • Power Saver Settings help you extend battery life by allowing you to put off power-intensive activities until your PC is plugged-in, so you can protect laptops and notebooks without reducing computing time.

More new features


  • Downloads, files and applications are analyzed so you know if they can be trusted to be safe before you install and run them.

 

 
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Norton™ Protection System


Features multi-layered technologies that work together to proactively block attacks and detect and remove threats that traditional virus scanning alone can’t stop.
 

  • IMPROVED! Vulnerability Protection guards security holes (vulnerabilities) in your operating system, applications, browsers and browser plug-ins to prevent threats from sneaking in.
  • NEW! Norton Insight Network uses Symantec’s global security intelligence network to provide real-time protection from the newest threats.
  • IMPROVED! Norton Insight uses extensive online intelligence systems to protect your PC while minimizing performance impact. Plus, it provides clear, useful information about downloads, threats, and files to help you stay safe today and into the future.
  • NEW! SONAR™ 2 (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) uses real-time online intelligence from the Norton Insight Network and proactive monitoring to detect the latest breaking threats and stop today’s aggressive rapid-fire attacks 
  • Email and Instant Message Monitoring automatically scans emails and IMs for threats so you can keep in touch and share files without spreading threats..
  • Bot Detection finds and eliminates bots to stop hackers from taking control of your PC, accessing your private information and using your computer to host attacks on others.
  • Rootkit Detection finds and removes threats that are hidden deeply in your PC’s operating system.
  • Internet Worm Protection safeguards your PC against fast-spreading Internet worms with intrusion prevention technologies that prevent them from ever getting onto your PC.
  • Smart Scheduler automatically scans for viruses only when your PC is idle so you can work, play and surf the web without interruption.
  • Network Mapping shows you all the devices connected to your home network so you can spot uninvited guests piggybacking onto your network and stealing bandwidth.
  • Application Monitoring: Norton Insight Advisor lets you review the security status of every application process running on your PC so you can see which are safe and which are at risk.
     

Norton™ Insight

 

  • NEW! Norton Insight Network uses Symantec's global security intelligence network to provide real-time protection from the newest threats.
  • NEW! Norton Download Insight reports warn you of dangerous downloads before you install and run them.
  • NEW! Norton Threat Insight reports tell you how threats have harmed your computer and where they came from so you can avoid future infections.
  • NEW! Norton File Insight reports tell you where files and applications came from and if they're trusted before you use them. They also tell you how files and applications may be impacting your PC's performance.

 

Up-to-the-minute Protection

 

  • Pulse Updates check for new virus definitions every 5 to 15 minutes.
  • Norton Ongoing Update automatically downloads protection updates and new product features as they vecome available during your service period for continuous protection against the emerging threats.
  • Auto-Renewal saves you time and helps keep your PC protected from the latest Internet threats by enrolling in the Norton Automatic Renewal Service, which authorises Symantec to automatically renew your subscription at the regular subscription price.

 

Norton™ Performance System


Provides tools and easy-to-understand system information to help keep your PC performing at optimal speed.Will minimise the performance impact when you copy or edit files, install applications or download files.
 

  • NEW! Automatic and on-demand application optimization rejuvenates application performance.
  • NEW! Norton™ System Insight provides a view of recent events on your computer, giving you the information you need to research and analyse problems with your PC.
  • NEW! Performance graphs and reports help you pinpoint what’s causing your computer to slow down.
  • NEW! Tells you how files and applications impact your PC’s performance.
  • Automatically switches to Silent Mode when your PC is in full-screen mode so you can watch movies and play games without interruption.
  • NEW! Automatically delays program updates and similar activities if you are watching TV or burning CDs/DVDs
  • NEW! Power Saver Settings help you extend battery life by allowing you to put off power-intensive activities until your PC is plugged-in.   So you can protect laptops and notebooks without reducing computing time.
  • NEW! Monthly Report tells you what threats were caught in the past month and everything Norton AntiVirus did to keep your PC safe and running well. It even includes links to the latest information on Norton’s fight against cyber crime as well as tips and hints for staying safe online.

 

Additional Features

 

  • IMPROVED! Expanded and enhanced cookie detection gets rid of even the hardest to find Internet cookies.
  • IMPROVED! Norton Bootable Recovery Tool helps fix infections and restore your PC to normal operation directly from the recovery CD, even if deep infections make it otherwise unbootable.

 

Get help when you need it

 

  • IMPROVED! One-click support makes getting help even faster and easier than previous version.
  • FREE 24x7 Support gives you the help you need, the way you want it — by phone, live chat or our extensive online knowledge base.3
  • Deep Cleaning Technology provides an extra thorough level of scanning to scrub heavily infected machines and eliminate persistent infections.
     

 

 

Supported Operating Systems


  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later Home/Professional/Media Center
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
  • Microsoft® Windows 7® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate

Hardware Requirements
 

  • 300MHz or faster processor
  • 256MB of RAM (*512 MB RAM required for Recovery Tool)
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space
  • Standard web browser
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if not installing via electronic Download or USB stick for e.g. Netbooks)
  • Requires Internet connection for product activation
 

Browser support for Vulnerability Protection and Phishing Protection


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher (32-bit only)
  • Mozilla Firefox® 3.0 and later 
     

Email scanning support for POP3-and SMTP-compatible email clients
 

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 (32-bit only) and later
  • Mozilla Firefox® 2.0 and later

 

 




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