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Norton™ AntiVirus 2011

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2011 - Winning protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious threats! Heuristically detects Spyware threats, detects blocks Internet worm attacks, and protects email.

Norton AntiVirus blocks viruses and spyware with advanced protection. It helps protect your entire computer by stopping viruses, spyware, and other security risks. Norton AntiVirus works in the background so you can surf the Internet, read the news, play games, and download software or music without disruption. It also scans and cleans all email and instant messaging (IM) attachments, preventing you from receiving viruses, or spreading them to others. With set-it and forget-it functionality, Norton AntiVirus checks for updates continuously and automatically blocks new and emerging threats from getting on your system. In addition to protection updates, Norton AntiVirus provides new product features as available throughout your service subscription.

Key Technologies

* Antivirus

* Antispyware

* Antirootkit

* Pulse Updates

* Bot protection

* Network mapping and monitoring

* Norton Reputation Service

* SONAR 3 Behavior Protection

Key Benefits

Why Choose Norton™ AntiVirus 2011?

* Protects your PC against the latest viruses, spyware, and other threats.

* Delivers fast, powerful online protection to keep you a step ahead of cyber attacks.

* Lets you chat, email and share files without worry.

* Updates automatically, offers easy-to-use features and includes free customer support during your subscription period. *

Product Info: Norton AntiVirus™ 2011

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Options for updating virus definitions in Norton products:

  • LiveUpdate virus definitions for Norton 2008 and newer are updated 3 times a day.
  • LiveUpdate virus definitions for Norton 2006 and 2007 products are updated daily.
  • LiveUpdate virus definitions for Norton 2005 and earlier products are updated weekly.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/share...005092309590213

Note added February 15, 2009

Recently Symantec has partnered with ask.com who have a very long history of creating adware/spyware programs. Supposedly they have cleaned up their act but that remains to be seen.

Partnership announcement

http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release...rid=20090203_01

This thread at CoU (Calendar of Updates) which has a huge ammout of posts about this and other vendors that have done the same with ask.com. The thread started in August of 2008 with certain vendors and now Symantec has also been added. CoU has already stopped posting updates for these vendors. There are also many resources in the same thread which show the history of ask.com.

http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/i...c=16253&hl=

Another link from a noted expert on this

http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/he...lbar-again.html

The program proposed for this is Norton 360 at the time of this note and not NAV which is what we post updates for but that may change over time. We are going to keep posting these updates but ONLY because many of our members use NAV. We wanted to inform people though about this suspect behavior from Symantec and to be careful with both this and other vendors that are resorting to this behavior.

Thanks from your updates staff.

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Hi Rv, but to add NIS 2010/2011 updates many times a day, longest I've seen is 7 minutes.

Nice because it only adds what is new, not the entire data base like MBAM is always 5.5MB, gotta be hard on dial up users.

I'm seeing NIS 2010 going for $27, 3 user license.

Free upgrade to 2011 proven 3 times for me, why pay extra for 2011 ?

New feature pop up shows when there is high CPU usage when MBAM or Spy Doctor does their auto scans.

20 years now without a virus install, starting to feel cheated haha

Marsh

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Weekly Updates released 5/25/2011

Norton AntiVirus for Mac Defs released 5/27/2011

Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds Defs released 4/18/2011

http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/definitions/download/index.jsp

Multiple Daily Updates

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11

Norton AntiVirus 2008 and newer

Virus Definitions created 5/29/2011

Virus Definitions released 5/29/2011

Defs Version: 130529b

Sequence Number: 123576

Extended Version: 5/29/2011 rev. 2

Total Detections (Threats & Risks): 11333900

http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/definitions/download/index.jsp

Daily Updates

Symantec AntiVirus

Norton AntiVirus 2006/2007

Virus Definitions created 5/29/2011

Virus Definitions released 5/29/2011

Defs Version: 130529b

Sequence Number: 123576

Extended Version: 5/29/2011 rev. 2

Total Detections (Threats & Risks): 11333900

http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/definitions/download/index.jsp

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