Symantecs $69.95 Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2002, which started shipping last month, provides secure file destruction as well as effective virus defense.
The secure erase feature worked well in tests: I was unable to recover deleted files. Users will appreciate being able to securely erase files from their computers.
Norton AntiVirus Professional 2002 also effectively screened my PC and connected Palm device from a host of known viruses, including Goner.
The product comes with a complimentary one-year subscription to the companys virus definition update service. Thereafter, the service costs $19.95 per year.