The Norton name is probably most famous for its security software that has protected both computers and the information stored on those computers for over two decades. Over that time frame, while the products offered have become more diverse, they still have one goal in mind. That is to protect your computer and the well-being of both your data and your security.
Unlike many programs that you can just install and use until you find a new feature that compels you to upgrade, Norton Internet Security 2012 as well as any comparable security program must be continuously kept up to date in light of new threats. It is for that reason that when you purchase Norton Internet Security you are also purchasing a one-year subscription to their services. To find out what is needed to run Norton Internet Security 2012 check out the requirements page.
How does this work? Well, the version of Norton Internet Security 2012 that I am reviewing will protect up to three computers for a period of one year. When you install the software and register it with Symantec, it will automatically connect with and activate its service as well as download the latest updates of the virus signatures. At that point it is best if you go ahead and run a full scan on your system.
Along with making sure that the data on your hard drive is safe and free from viruses, Norton Internet Security 2012 also monitors your online activities to keep you safe from potential attacks, protects your online banking and shopping, and monitors your system for problems from hackers, bots, spyware, and Trojan horses.
So with all this, what's new with Norton Internet Security 2012?
• New interface has been updated and simplified to highlight only the items that are of most concern to the user – checking for updates and starting a scan. Everything else is in a panel called Advanced Settings which really simplifies your ability to navigate the system.