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.