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Norton Internet Security-the biggest virus bouncer of them all.
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006
Member Name: butters
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006
Date: 14/04/06, updated on 14/04/06 (2634 review reads)
Advantages: Protects your computer
Disadvantages: It only lasts a year.
Norton Internet Security 2006
-When I got my laptop back 3 months, this was the security offer with it. For only £30-I got what I am about to explain.
However, on www.amazon.co.uk it is £23.99 but it is around £50 in Argos. This means you should shop online if you do want it. I have never had Norton before so this was a bit of an experience for me.
I feel no need to explain the look of the box because that is not what the review is about, just that it is yellow and has Norton Antivirus 2006 written in red writing. What is inside the box is important. There are 2 manuals, which are pretty thick, and a piece of paper with a warning on, and 3 discs. Letís get started then withÖ
Norton Ghost 10.0 to be exact and it works only on Windows XP Home/XP Pro, and 2000 Pro. On the back of all of the disc covers is a product key that you need to have to activate the product.
What Norton Ghost does is back up data. If some of your files and folders get corrupted or canít even start up Windows, this can help. You need the manual to find out how to do these things but it backs up data and restores your computer to a previous date. Here are some of the following problems in the manual that they can help you with.
1. Windows starts up but your files are lost and/or programs do not work.
2. A secondary drive (D or E) can not be found.
3. You canít start Windows. There are a few problems they can help you with here.
I think that this is pretty useful because these are the problems that are most damaging to your computer, because if files are lost it could be due to numerous reasons and this can recover them. I think of it as a back up to Norton Antivirus which is really useful. (Touch Wood) Iíve had no problems with my computer so far but I do back up my data. To do this it is easy. Insert the disc or run the program and follow the instructions. You can back up data on a writable DVD o CD or even create one on your hard drive. I have stored it on a DVD.
It is just as easy to recover files too. You browse your computer for any recovery points or back ups you have made and then click to recover or restore and presto. Another way to back up is to send information over a network on another computer. I have not tried this though.
Sometimes though, if you need to restore your computer, put in the Ghost CD and reboot your computer and restores the computer to the restore point that youíve saved on the disc.
Requirements: Pentium 233 MHz
128MB for Norton Ghost
256MB for Symantec Recovery Disk
45MB free space on hard drive for framework
There you go and as I have said, installing is easy. There are just a few well explained and easy steps to follow because the computer does most of the work.
Altogether I am impressed with Norton Ghost, because although System Recovery is already on computers now, this is easy to use and does a lot more, as I have explained. I also think that it is very easy to use, so even if you know absolutely nothing about computers, this can help out easily. With my 512MB laptop, it has not slowed it down much and I am still working at full speed. This is lucky for me because I really am bad at figuring out what the system requirements mean.
Norton Ghost 2003.
Can someone please tell me if this should even be in the box? I have not installed it and as to yet, I have had no problems with all of the other CD that came with it so it doesnít seem to connect to the other Ghost CD. It doesnít seem right in a 2006 Internet Security. Neither does it have a manual as far as I can tell. However, just in case-it lets you do the following:
1. Make a copy of a computer using an IP connection.
2. Create and Restore an image using a CD/DVD Drive.
3. Create and restore an image using a USB or firewire device.
4. Use a mapped network drive to create and restore images.
5. Create a recovery disc.
6. Use the Ghost Boot Wizard to add or modify a Network Interface Card Template.
I havenít used it at all because I donít feel the need but it sounds pretty good and should be easy to install if the other disc it. IS it meant to be here though? Tell me please.
Norton Internet Security 2006.
A lot can be said about this one. The silent little computerised guide. I am a lot more active with this. Once again by the way, installation is really easy because the computer does most of the work and anything else is explained in the manual, readme or actually in the step by step. Iíll give you some of the steps though-Put the CD into the Drive and wait for it to load. Once again, a product key is needed.
A question arises though-What is it?
Well, once installed (easy), you click on the icon on the toolbar and a little box comes up. There are quite a few things this protector does and they come under different headings:
Norton Protection Centre-Here is where you can run full system scans and check out the ĎSecurity Basicsí (firewalls, updates etc.), Data Recovery (no coverage with me-use Ghost), Performance (spyware protection), web browsing (where you set whether you want pop-up blocks, ad-blocks, auto protection and firewalls) and finally Email and Messaging where you can adjust setting to email scanning and spyware protection. Even though I do not email very often, I have found these extremely useful because you can configure them. Myself, I have set it to allow adverts because itís annoying if they are blocked. It wonít let you go on some sites and if it does, loads of Ďpage cannot be displayedí icons come up over the ads. Pop up blocking is very useful and effective-as to yet not one has got through and a whole 2 have been blocked in the two months Iíve has the laptop online.
Under Norton Internet Security-you get to configure more information. Do you want the following on or off; Security, Privacy Control, Norton Antivirus, Intrusion Prevention, Personal Firewall and Outbreak Alert. It also tells you when you last had a full system scan.
Outbreak Alert-tells you what your computer is or isnít protected against (spreading threats).
Statistics-Useful because it tells you when you were last attacked, youíre most frequent attacker and what cookies theyíve blocked.
Subscription Status-States how many days youíve got left until you have to pay for protection.
Norton Antivirus- under the Status bar-it tells you information you already know and have changed such as what is on-auto protect, spyware protect, email scanning and when you last scanned.
Under scans and reports-you just get to choose what you want to scan. I would tell you but you can make custom ones too so it doesnít matter. You can have a quick scan though. Reports allow you to see report scans.
Norton Antispam-shows statistics of what theyíve scanned etc. and allows you to put on/off add-blocking, pop-up blocking etc.
You can also go online to update your security so any new viruses can be found in scans.
I think that this is extremely useful because it is easy to navigate around the site and everything is explained clearly and since you can update there is little chance of a virus getting through. It covers basically everything that need to be protected such as e-mails and online and right clicking on anything gives you the chance to scan it so you can, if you have some time to spare, scan a website etc. before going onto it. What are your chances of getting a virus with that protection? It is also easy to change and check information and see previous scans to see if you need to update making it extremely helpful.
I really cannot complain. For a price I have found of around £24 you can get protection and updates over all files for a year. Even though Norton Ghost will get outdated, this is for life too.
Ghost will back up data with ease and therefore stop you from messing up your computer too much and the Antivirus will protect your computer against everything the internet has to throw at it. Pop-up blocking has been effective on my computer and due to putting on the ad-blocker; I know that that is effective too.
In my opinion, everything that I have explained is perfect as far as I know because nothing has happened to my computer (touch wood again) and therefore I think that everything is effective.
Summary: Extremely good protection.
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