Symantec updates Norton family products

Posted: September 6, 2013 in Antivirus and Security Software
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Symantec CorpAt the time of release Windows 8.1, Symantec has announced a new version of Norton 360, Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus. In addition to compatibility with the new operating system Windows 8.1 products have been fundamental changes in the system of protection, performance, and usability.

Gerry Egan, director of product management at Symantec, said: “According to research by Symantec, the number of web-attacks increased by 30% in 2012. One of the reasons was the high frequency of detection of faulty vulnerabilities on sites that use cyberhawks. As a result, users can be attacked even when they visit the official web-site. With the latest versions of Norton, we offer a comprehensive security system to protect against today’s threats, and does not affect the performance.”

Key enhancements in the latest version are new advanced recovery features that use Internet resources to repair the system files Windows, that have been hacked by malware. There have also been changes in the behavioral analysis engine based SONAR, which can detect and block dangerous sites, trying to hide among of Windows.

SONAR technology also helps to remove and clean the system from malicious code already established. This ensures that all traces of malware attacks are removed, and the system returns to its original state.

In addition, options for improved installation and configuration decisions. Load time decreased by 15%, the speed of solutions increased by 10% and the memory consumption during scan decreased to 100 MB, which provide optimization of system performance.

The latest versions are available for download at the official Norton Update Center.

Source: BetaNews.

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