A Review of Norton AntiVirus Version 2013 (20.0)
There exist many antivirus programs and software clean-up solutions today, especially with the growing sophistication, as well as sheer numbers, of possible threats to your pc. One of the most popular and widely-known is Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus, and the latest version has quite a few robust methods of protecting you from malware. Norton AntiVirus is effective at combating both random code in cyberspace that might hop on your network and infect your files, and the more nefarious, pointed attacks made by hackers trying to direct your computer’s resources for their own illegal means.
How Does Norton AntiVirus 2013 Handle Malware?
In both official and unofficial litmus tests of software protection from malware, Norton AntiVirus 2013 (20.0) performed right up there with the very best consumer products. Not only does the software detect the overwhelming majority of malware existing on your hard drive, it successfully removes more of them than the closest competitor. Almost 90 percent of infected files are discovered on average, and Norton AntiVirus 2013 performs even better when handling the dangerous and stubborn rootkit viruses, which embed themselves into the deepest parts of your computer, the kernel and System32 folder, where lesser antivirus programs don’t stand a chance of reaching them.
In fact, the few malware programs that Norton AntiVirus doesn’t remove tend to be “accepted programs” you might have downloaded, but which behave in some ways like malware. It shares a very useful with other top antivirus programs of late: real-time virus information on the characteristics and statistics on how many other users of Symantec’s suite of tools have encountered the same viruses to date.
Norton AntiVirus 2013 Also Acts as a Shield
Being able to scan your computer for infected files and reverse the effects of an intrusion is all well and good, but it is always better to protect your workstation before the system is compromised and damage is done. Norton AntiVirus 2013 performs this task admirably-enough, by utilizing an immediate notification when your computer is being assaulted, or a virus is taking advantage of known system vulnerabilities. The shield is busy stopping the exploits even as it notifies you, allowing you to identify what parts of your operating system have code that can be taken advantage of.
Protection Even While Browsing
Another important consideration that the programmers of Norton AntiVirus 2013 kept in mind during development is the exploitative ability of some websites. Although the most popular browsers come with in-built protection, Norton ratchets it up a level with the Identity Safe password manage, Network Security Map and Safe Web site rating system. You won’t even be asked whether or not you want to visit a known malicious site; Norton will simply block it altogether. Your financial details are safe, and your identity is protected, crucial given the rise in online identity theft in recent years.
Keeping up with the explosion in social media use, Norton AntiVirus 2013 even provides a link checker for your Facebook and other media accounts, no more clicking innocent-looking links that automatically download viruses onto your system. With its robust suite of properties all wrapped up in a single software, Norton AntiVirus 2013 is a sure bet to outperform most other pc-protectors out today, and sits securely at the top with other computer industry stalwarts like Kaspersky and Bitdefender.
This article was composed by Doc Samson, a freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Those interested in learning more about computer security issues should visit NCC Data.