The Good Norton AntiVirus 2010 treads lightly on your CPU, while bolstering last year's reputation-based detection engine with a new behavioral detection system.
The Bad Despite dramatic performance improvements in the past two years, Norton still doesn't leave the smallest footprint on your CPU, and new efficacy results show that while it continues to be in the top five at detecting malicious software, it still doesn't have the highest rate of detection.
The Bottom Line Norton AntiVirus 2010 builds on the immense progress made in last year's version, maintaining a low system profile while strengthening its security framework. It's not perfect, but even Symantec's detractors should check it out.
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Dramatic improvements to Norton over the past two years indicate that Symantec has been listening to the needs and complaints of consumers. Strong and surprising changes to Norton's effects on system performance introduced last year are maintained in this new version, and a new behavioral detection engine called Quorum shows that Symantec can juggle both performance and protection.
China dumps Symantec, Kaspersky Lab from approved vendors
Chinese officials no longer approve the use of the two antivirus software vendors, according to reports.
Sex.com seeking a new hookup
Considered by many to be the world's most valuable domain name, Sex.com is up for sale by domain broker Sedo.
Report: Tens of millions still opening junk e-mail
It's hard to believe, but people continue to open spam e-mail, setting themselves up for viruses, botnets, and other malfeasance.
Demo preview: Five launches to watch for
The products we'll be eyeing at Demo 09, from a desktop client for aggregating social network activity to software for corporate crisis management.
Symantec: Underground internet economy continues to grow
Criminal activity continues to thrive online. A botnet is a better investment than any US stock.
Opportunity for disaster recovery in the cloud
Cloud-computing services offer a new opportunity for businesses to take backup and disaster recovery seriously, with options between the "enterprise class" and "consumer" levels.
Open-source anti-virus -- the silent killer
By the time an open-source anti-virus developer finishes his doughnut, you'll be more infected than a teenager in an STI walk-in clinic
PCLive.com offered as free Internet security suite
SecurityCoverage hopes to undercut Symantec and McAfee by offering free antivirus, firewall, and antispyware protection.
ScrubIt antiporn DNS heralds future security services
ScrubIt is an interesting content filtering system that works by replacing your DNS server.
News roundup: Viacom vs. YouTube, Belgium hates Google, and Cisco security for consumers
Yikes, today we see (or don't see) YouTube pull videos, Google get into hot water in Belgium, and Cisco attempt to take over your home security.
MS Firefox--Microsoft purchases Mozilla?
Parody site mocks Microsoft
Crave Talk: Godless software hasn't a prayer
How much hassle will it take to shake your faith in the Almighty Bill? Crave's Rupert Goodwins was so deeply scarred by his anti-virus experiences he became an Ubuntu Linux atheist