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Symantec Norton 360 version 3.0 security suite

Symantec has launched a new version of its all-in-one security suite Norton 360, which now includes Norton Safe Web - a website rating service that indicates how safe a site is, as well as providing an ecommerce rating for online shopping site that allows users to make informed decisions about whether to make purchases.

Norton 360 version 3.0 also benefits from the Identity Safe function that stores usernames and passwords for online shopping and banking sites as well as stops keyloggers obtaining your login details, for these sites. Other features include a backup function and the Smart Startup Manager that lets users turn-off or delay unnecessary programs that slow down start-up.

Symantec says it is the fastest and smallest version yet of Norton 360, taking an average just one minute to install and less than 10MB of memory. Users of the security suite will also benefit free web, email, chat or phone-based technical support.

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"With version 3.0, we are combining the unmatched performance of our 2009 security products with Norton Safe Web to create even more convenience and value for our customers," said Con Mallon, EMEA Consumer Director, Regional Product Marketing, Symantec.

Norton 360 version 3.0 is priced at is £59.99 for a one-year licence, that allows the software to be used on up to three PCs. It comes bundled with 2GB of online storage and will be available from March 19. A Premier edition that comes with 25GB of online storage will also be available, priced at £69.99.

See also: Symantec Norton 360 2.0 review

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