Norton Internet Security 2012 from Symantec is a comprehensive virus protection suite, offering essential protection for up to three of your household's Windows computer systems. Norton protects your system from all of the Internet's more unsavory elements: viruses, spyware, worms, phishing, spam, identity theft, and more. Beyond protection, this software is also designed to run efficiently without taxing your computer system's resources. The point of which is to allow you to smoothly play games, watch movies, work in Word, or do whatever else on your computer.
To keep your computer fresh, clean, and protected, Norton employs a variety of safeguards. It scans all downloads, files and applications before you use them. It scans your emails and Instant Messages. It guards security holes in your operating system and browser so you aren't exposed to viruses, malicious software, or hackers in this way. To further protect against hackers, it deploys a two-way firewall. To protect against Internet phishing, it will prevent you from visiting fraudulent websites. To protect against spam, Norton's Antispam filter will block unwanted emails. To prevent keylogger programs from stealing your password, Social Security number, and other sensitive personal data, the Norton Identity Safe function will automatically fill-in form information. Norton's Safe Web function will identify unsafe websites that pop up in search results, so you can avoid them. The built-in parental controls allow you to see what your kids do online so that you can prevent them from visiting unsafe sites, if necessary.
Because the variety of threats from the Internet are constantly evolving and changing, the software features the Norton Insight Network function, which draws upon Symantec's global security network for obtaining new information. Also, the Norton Pulse Updates allow frequent, small updates of Norton Internet Security 2012's threat database, so it can identify the latest threats. As you operate on your computer, the Sonar 4 technology monitors it for suspicious activity.
Designed not to tax your computer system, the mentioned Norton Insight function will scan only at-risk files. The Smart Scheduler feature will only scan your PC when it's idle. The software will automatically go to Silent Mode when you are playing games or watching movies, so that any alerts, updates, or scans are delayed until you're finished. And if you are running a laptop and want to conserve battery power, you can configure Norton to run more power-demanding activities when your computer is plugged in.
While you use your computer, this software will provide you with notifications about threats and will inform you if any programs or processes are simply slowing down your computer. If you spend a lot of time online, reading emails, downloading files, shopping and banking, you need a comprehensive security package that will protect you against a variety of threats without impacting the performance of your PC. Don't mess around. Consider Norton Internet Security 2012.