Norton AntiVirus has been a solid entertainer as of late, and this year is no special case. Norton AntiVirus 2011 ($40 for a one-year, single-PC permit starting at 11/23/2010) comes in first in our gathering of 2011 paid antivirus items. It does an excellent activity at recognizing and expelling malware, and it has a smooth interface.
Introducing norton.com/setup 2011 is a breeze : The well-planned installer expects you to navigate just two screens before it starts introducing. Norton’s items likewise verify whether you have any incongruent security utilities introduced previously, so you don’t wind up with an issue later- – a mindful touch.
Norton AntiVirus has an alluring, cleaned interface: The principle screen appears on-off switches for its different insurance highlights, just as a guide demonstrating the worldwide cybercrime movement in the course of the most recent 24 hours. I saw the guide as somewhat gimmicky, and the on/off switches might be a bit of confounding from the start to less-experienced clients (however tooltips show up as you mouse over the setting names). One decent interface contact: When your PC is in danger for reasons unknown, Norton will set up a “Your Computer is in danger” notice in red content, with an enormous “Fix Now” catch beside it.
In malware location and expulsion, Norton AntiVirus put out solid all-around scores. It identified 98.7 percent of malware tests in conventional scanner-based identification tests (these tests depend intensely on mark based malware location). This is a generally excellent score, however it trails the $50 Panda Antivirus Pro 2011, which recognized 99.8 percent of tests.
Norton likewise set up solid scores in the obstructing of genuine world malware assaults (a proportion of how well an item can square real malware): Norton totally blocked 24 of the 25 examples tossed at it, yet it missed one example totally. No paid antivirus application we took a gander at completely obstructed all examples, and just one scored higher than Norton on this test (Comodo Antivirus Advanced totally blocked 24 assaults and halfway blocked one assault).
Norton distinguished all dynamic malware diseases in our tests; it evacuated the dynamic parts of a contamination 80 percent of the time, and had the option to totally expel the diseases 60 percent of the time- – both better than expected scores.
In the event that there’s one territory where norton antivirus could improve, it’s speed. Norton set up great scores in our speed testing, however not first rate results. It finished an on-get to sweep of 4.5GB of records in 4 minutes, 32 seconds. This is superior to the normal of 4 minutes, 59 seconds, yet behind the top-performing item, which finished the test in 3 minutes, 35 seconds. Its on-request output speed of 2 minutes, 1 second is likewise better than expected, however once more, it’s beneath the top-entertainers in this test.
Everything considered, Norton AntiVirus 2011 is an extraordinary all-around bundle, and merits considering in case you’re in the market for new antivirus programming.