by March 1, 2005 0 comments

Privacy invasion has increased tremendously in the recent past. Norton Internet Security 2005 is a collection of five such tools that provides protection to a desktop or notebook user from most threats. It has got Anti-Virus, Personal Firewall, Anti Spam, Privacy Control and Parental Control. Out of these, Personal firewall and Privacy Control are the same as found in the Norton Personal Firewall 2005 (reviewed above), and Anti-Spam is the same as the Norton Anti-Spam 2005, also reviewed in this issue.

The Anti Virus has got a new feature called Internet worm protection, which stops worms at the entry point of the system. Outbreak alert notifies you of any threat outbreak and tells you whether your system is protected against it or not, so that you can update your virus definition file, in case, your system is not protected. The Anti Virus also scans instant and e-mail messages, including compressed file scanning. Parental control is a useful feature if you have multiple users using the system. You can define various levels for users like child, adult, teenager, supervisor and have different firewall, anti
spam, ad-blocking, privacy control and blocked site list
settings for each individual user.

The Bottom Line: Overall, it contains most of the tools required to fight online threats and has an easy-to-use interface as well. But the best part of the product is it’s price, which at Rs 3,618 is a steal, considering the individual pricing of the various components.

Anoop Mangla

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