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									About Norton Anti-Virus

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Summary:
With the many types of anti-virus software, it is helpful to read a brief
description of what the different types do and how they can be beneficial
to you and your computer.

Norton Anti-virus

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus software is perhaps the world's most trusted
antivirus solution. It is available for both Windows PC's, and Macintosh
(Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh - S.A.M). Norton AntiVirus is a very
reliable and easy-to-use anti-virus product. It's the best anti-...


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Article Body:
With the many types of anti-virus software, it is helpful to read a brief
description of what the different types do and how they can be beneficial
to you and your computer.

Norton Anti-virus

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus software is perhaps the world's most trusted
antivirus solution. It is available for both Windows PC's, and Macintosh
(Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh - S.A.M). Norton AntiVirus is a very
reliable and easy-to-use anti-virus product. It's the best anti-virus
product for catching viruses in downloaded files and E-mail. Norton
AntiVirus is also more expensive than McAfee VirusScan although not by
much, and the added abilities of Norton can easily make up the
difference.

Norton AntiVirus includes many tools that can be run in the background,
including watching for suspicious PC activity and automatically checking
downloaded files for viruses. Norton AntiVirus is also automatically
configured to handle E-mail virus scanning for email messages coming into
your computer, as well as those you send. This process automatically
scans and cleans both incoming and outgoing email, stopping viruses from
infecting your computer or spreading to others. It removes viruses
automatically, without interrupting your work and prevents infections
during real-time online chats, and also detects viruses in instant-
message attachments. Because so many viruses and internet worms are now
spread using email and Instant Message Systems, this is extremely
valuable and necessary protection.

Norton Installation
Installation is simple. Simply install the CD in your CD drive, and the
installer will launch automatically. The installer should ask you if you
want to do a pre-install scan of your system for viruses. This is a very
good thing to do. Once this is finished, the installation will proceed,
and you can accept all the defaults without worry. Once the installation
is complete, you'll be prompted to go online and get up-to-date virus
definitions. DO NOT skip this step. Having up-to-date virus definitions
is essential to the performance of any antivirus software.

Normal Use

Norton is a very hands-off program. Pretty much it is an install and
forget program that looks after itself. It will automatically notify you
if there is anything that you need to do. If a virus is found, the
software will try to automatically repair the file, if it can't, it will
place the file in a safe 'quarantine' zone, and let you know. In addition
to looking for known viruses, the Norton Antivirus Bloodhound feature
tries to spot new viruses and worms by their behaviour that is common to
such nasty programs.

Checking your system and downloading updates are two things you need to
do regularly. Norton Antivirus makes them painless by setting up a full
system scan once a week and checking for new updates (both to the
software, and virus definitions) whenever you're online. These simple
update scans hardly slow down your PC down at all.

Overall, Norton Antivirus is an excellent way to guard against viruses.
It is the system that I recommend to my clients most often, and that I
use personally.

								
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