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Norton Internet Security 2008

£50 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Symantec

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The latest version of the ever-popular Norton Internet Security brings some much needed updates and improvements to an otherwise first-rate product that was beginning to groan under its own weight.

Norton Internet Security 2008's antivirus and antispyware programs are taken care of by Norton AntiVirus 2008, which does an excellent job of protecting your PC. The firewall is tough and includes intrusion protection. As with most modern firewalls, Norton Internet Security 2008 does a very good job of controlling inbound and outbound network traffic. Norton Internet Security 2008's firewall is also tougher in the sense that it's very difficult (if not impossible) for malware to disable it.

Norton Internet Security 2008's new Identity Safe replaces the old Privacy Control module and is pretty good. Its job is to store password-protected cards containing personal data, contact information and credit card details. When you connect to a trustworthy web site, Norton Internet Security 2008's Identity Safe can automatically fill out an onscreen form for you. It can also store username and password information for website logins. In fact, you can use the feature to automatically visit a web page and log in for you.

Another much improved feature in Norton Internet Security 2008 is Help. If you have a problem, you should kick off with the AutoFix feature. This is capable of a modicum of self-diagnosis and cures. If that fails, Norton Internet Security 2008 allows you to invoke an online chat session with a technician who can even take control of your PC to diagnose and fix the problem. We tried it and our chat request was answered within a couple of minutes.

Norton Internet Security 2008 Expert Verdict »

Windows XP/Vista
300MHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon processor
256MB of RAM
300MB hard drive
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 7 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Norton Internet Security 2008 remains as good as it ever was. A solid choice for small family networks, its antivirus and antispyware protection is very good indeed. Add to this a top quality firewall, the well-designed Identity Safe and an easy to use help system and Norton Internet Security 2008 is a winner.

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