Norton AntiVirus 8.0 not just secures you from a big list of viruses, it even scans e-mail accessories and file transfers as you download them, permitting you to stop an infected file before it reaches your computer. Keeping the application and its necessary virus meanings updated is made simple by the LiveUpdate feature, which allows you to download new variations manually when you are online, or at scheduled times.
Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 stands out in its simplicity. Once you have run the software installer you are secured from all kinds of unapproved access from the Internet, which's practically all there is to it. Utilizing Norton Personal Firewall 2.0 for the very first time, it is surprising to see just the number of attempts have been made to access your computer without your permission during a typical session on the Net.
To enhance the info logged by Norton Personal Firewall 2.0, the plan likewise includes Who's There? by Open Door Networks. This exceptional energy reads the firewall log and supplies in-depth info on the access attempts that have been obstructed, together with threat scores for the different kinds of attack. If you choose to act against the prospective hackers, Who's There? will even search the online WHOIS database and draft an e-mail to the system administrator of the network from which a particular attack came from.
Norton Privacy Control provides peace of mind by avoiding you from unknowingly sending personal info such as banking information or passwords through your Internet connection. Just type in the info that you desire blocked, and Norton Privacy Control will scan all information sent from your computer and alert you if your personal information is being transmitted before it ever leaves your Mac. In addition, Norton Privacy Control supplies an end to those terrible pop-up advertisements you see all over the Internet. Just drag a pop-up window from your browser onto the Norton Privacy Control trash, and it will be blocked from displaying in the future.
Lastly, iClean by Aladdin Systems supplies a quick and simple method to clean up out undesirable Internet-related files such as browser caches, cookies, and page history files, maximizing valuable disk space and avoiding mess.
Users of Mac OS 8 or OS 9 should keep in mind that the Norton Internet Security 2.0 plan consists of Norton Internet Security 1.0 for operating systems older than Mac OS X, so if you already own this variation and do not use Mac OS X, Norton Internet Security 2.0 offers no new functions for you.
Mac users who invest much of their time online, and especially those with broadband connections, will discover this suite of security applications an efficient method of maintaining peace of mind with minimum difficulty. -- Daniel Jardine, Amazon.co.uk