Norton Internet Security 2009
I initially ran a full system scan, and found malware including Vundo. I then disabled system restore, and I ran the scan again, and destroyed it. Finally, I went to Safe Mode and rescanned to wipe trojan blood off the walls.
Over the past nine days, it has run quietly in the background of my computer. It updates every five minutes or so, or on demand. I have it set to run a full system scan each night. The time spent running a full system scan is of course dependent on the amount of data that must be scanned, but NIS2009 manages to get mine done in 28 minutes. Work continues uninterrupted as Norton scans or downloads updates. I forget it's happening. If you are already at the brink of memory overload, you may have difficulties, but NIS2009 uses very little resources to get the job done.
Boot time for my computer is increased by approximately 30-45 seconds. Norton Internet Security 2009 also allows me to run Spybot Search & Destroy, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Advanced System Care Free 3.0.0, and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. I like to have multiple tools in my toolbox.
Now I know everyone has their favorites and their prejudices, and I'm sure to get a couple of "Get a Mac" comments. Cries of "Get a Mac" are little more than cries to get a Glock. In computer software, what meets one person's needs may not necessarily meet the needs of another. I am not a computer geek, although I do know my way around the guts of Windows. I use my computer as a tool, not as a toy. Norton Internet Security 2009 is meeting my needs. It continually monitors my system, staying in the background, and it doesn't impede me one bit. If you have avoided Norton products in the past because they were resource hogs, I don't blame you. They were. You might want to take a look at what Norton has accomplished with this package though. It might not be right for you, but then again, how will you know if you don't take a look? In short, Norton Internet Security 2009 works for me.
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