Norton Hones PC Protection
Symantec's update of Norton AntiVirus makes this security staple even better at protecting PCs.Symantecs update of Norton AntiVirus makes this security staple even better at protecting PCs. Norton AntiVirus 2005, released in August, features Internet Worm Protection, the ability for users to quickly scan their systems before installation and improve defenses against spyware. NAV 2005 is priced at $49.95; an upgrade costs $29.95 after a $20 mail-in rebate.
I recommend that all users with PCs on a public network protect themselves with a dedicated personal firewall such as Norton Internet Security or ZoneAlarm Proand NAV 2005 now offers a simple firewall. The Internet Worm Protection feature replaces the Windows Firewall by default and blocks inbound data packets at their point of entry to prevent the spread of threats such as Sasser and Blaster. The technology blocks known Trojans via worm signatures and can temporarily block all suspicious and unsolicited connections from a specific IP address.