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Norton Antivirus 2012 Review - What Should You Know?
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Symantec's Norton Antivirus 2012 software is a new turn in the companiesproduct line. It adds several new features and new ideas that Symantec engineers work hard to perfect. The key features that Norton antivirus 2012 has brought to the table are Norton Protection system, Sonar 4 behavioral protection, and Norton pulse update system.

The new Norton Protection system provides a multi layer protection system to proactively prevent malware from infecting your machine. Compared to the old system of single check of malware the new system can detect even the most stealth of spyware that may target your computer. Theimperativepart is that it does these scans almost instantly. The only downfall is you need to have a decent computer to be able to run this part of the software swiftly. If your computer is less than 4 years old youshould be fine to run Norton Antivirus 2012 quickly.

The second amazing change is the new Sonar 4 behavioral protection system. This new piece to the Norton antivirus 2012 suite seem to have taken its base from Kaspersky another top antivirus competitor. It does not use the old style of scanning each bit of software to a database of known malware but instead usesartificialintelligenceto actually watch the software run and determine if it is trying to hurt you. This is an amazing and powerful concept. No longer does a computer need to run everything that comes in contact with your computer against agiantlist of known viruses it simply determines if its bad. The amount of programming andmathematicalknowledgenecessaryto make this work is remarkable.

The third piece once again taken from the success of competitors is the Norton pulse update system. Do to the internet becoming faster and faster for home users many antivirus companies had decided that updates should be pushed out as soon as the companies database had a new virus cataloged. Norton finally has seen the value in doing this as well and implemented the feature to its new product. Updates will be delivered to machines running Norton Antivirus Security 2012 every 5 to 15 minutes. This simple system now increases protection value of the softwareimmensely. Also it helps save your network speed by not download one huge update per day but smaller ones constantly.

I hope this review of Norton Antivirus 2012 has helped determine if the product is right for you. Make sure to see how it compares to another antivirus competitors.


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