Symantec has been working hard to improving Norton Antivirus & Internet Security performance to clear the image of resource hogging applications from user’s mind. Despite of being first antivirus for Windows, Norton has lost all its charm because of its high resource consumption affecting system performance.
This may not be scenario for Norton Internet Security 2011 which was launched recently by Symantec. For past two years Symantec’s focus remains on keeping the Norton software quick and lightweight, while harnessing the power of the crowd and the cloud.
With this aim the latest iteration of Norton Internet Security 2011 has tremendous improvement in scanning, overall performance and low resource consumption. We were surprised to see Norton Internet Security didn’t even took a minute to complete installation process and our system was ready with Norton protection.
Another interesting thing we noticed was revamped user interface, which organizes security controls, settings, and information about a computer’s protection and performance status in one easy-to-read and redesigned screen.
Norton Internet Security 2010 comes with Norton Protection Map, which provides up-to-the minute information about the newest threats Norton has identified and is protecting against around the globe in an interactive format. Additionally, users can get easy one-click access to important data from web-based Norton services including: Norton Online Backup, Norton Online Family and Norton Safe Web.
With increase in fake antivirus software which impersonates the users in believing they have genuine antivirus software, to protect and thwart users from such fake antivirus & scarwares Norton has come up with free tool Norton Power Eraser.
In our scan test we found that scanning terabyte of SATA harddisk drive took only 10 mins on AMD Sempron 1.4 Ghz processor which is impressively faster than all other Antivirus software available in market.
We tried hard to find limitations/issues of Norton Internet Security 2011 but we failed. The only suggestion for those looking for complete system protection, don’t take our words instead download Norton Internet Security 2011 trial and test it by yourself.