A quick look: AntiVirus
2012 is our top-selling PC security software
utility from Norton. It protects your PC from
viruses, worms, and spyware.
2012 offers four layers of powerful protection to proactively stop online
threats before they can infect your computer. Included with the
2012 release are the Norton Insight technologies, which checks where files came
from and how long they've been around to stop new online threats. Antivirus also protects against
infected websites and other browser threats.
AntiVirus 2012 reliably
detects and removes spyware and viruses,
blocks bots and worms, and locates potentially
malicious rootkits. The software can start up
with Windows and run in the background,
working to prevent many types of threats from
ever damaging your system. It protects your
system right from the start with a
pre-installation scan, and follows Norton's
evolutionary approach to improving scan times
with each year's releases.
- Stay on top
of new threats
2012 includes a one-year subscription to
Norton Pulse Updates, Symantec's download
service that provides new features, product
updates, and threat advisories
every five to fifteen minutes. This means
your computer is more likely to be protected
from rapidly emerging new threats.
- New and
2012 includes email and instant message
scanning to protect against infected
attachments. Symantec's algorithm-based SONAR 4 technology can detect emerging threats before
signature-based definitions are available,
and the AutoFix technology diagnoses and
fixes common problems.