was welcomed back this month to demonstrate Norton Internet Security 2010.
This version of Norton Internet Security has added some innovative
tools to enhance our security.
The cyber criminals can now create hundreds of hacks, each with a slightly different signature in the hope that an unprotected computer will miss the virus.
How do you keep up with this level of activity?
When Symantec first introduced their Internet Security software, they asked members of the Sydney PC User Group to test the beta version. Our motto “members helping members” is one that Symantec appear to have taken to heart in this new version of Internet Security.
David used the analogy of a soccer game where you are the only goal keeper against thousands of attacks; you’re bound to miss one.
What if we were to harness the power of other users?
Yes members helping members, now we have millions of goal
Symantec has, with the help of millions of Norton users, created Quorum. Once a file has a reputation, Symantec store it on their Reputation Servers. This creates a database or Quorum of trusted and not so trusted files that enables all their users to benefit from the experience of others.
When Norton scans your machine it notes the trusted files
and goes on to the ones it fails to recognise.
Quorum has enabled Norton to increase speed while not sacrificing security.
Some of the other Norton Innovations.
Helps identify “unsafe and dangerous web sites right in your search results”.
Even thought you have found exactly the right piece of free software, prudence would ask “Is it safe to download?” Norton Download Insight is designed to answer just that question.
Norton has also included in the 2010 edition a number of performances
tools to help us analyse why our computers have slowed down suddenly. It’s
called System Insight.
On David’s computer we could see in real time just which applications were taking up so much RAM.
The Norton site has some great videos explaining these and other features of the Internet Security suite.
Click on “How it works” and scroll down to videos
You can join the Symantec Community for in-depth information and news.
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Norton 360 Version 4
For those of you using Norton 360, Symantec have released version 4 in beta for testing.
You can download at this address
In appreciation of the support, David has shown the club we presented both David and Natalie Connor a small gift.
After the presentation, we had our end of year drinks and nibbles.
and during the festivities Natalie Connor drew
Tonights’ prizes were ten copies of Norton Internet Security 2010.
Allan Matthews Malcolm Robertson
Frank Bowman Bruce Murrell
Ray Allum Alan Durham
Joan Robertson John Lucke
Antony Zaglas and Stephen South (not photographed)