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Review: Norton 360 3.0

01 Jun 2009

Norton 360 3.0 combines Symantec’s Norton Internet Security Suite with PC cleanup tools and a backup utility in a simple interface.

The third edition doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but does promise to be quicker and more lightweight in its use of system resources.

Pros: Installation was astonishingly quick for an anti-virus package, and system impact was equally minimal, which is vital for a security suite.

The new Safeweb Web site monitoring is a neat concept at least. Scanning made minimal impact on our test system while it ran, and the package overall was nicely non-intrusive in day-to-day use.

Cons: Safeweb relies on sites having already been assessed, which is risky with the number of new threats emerging.

Verdict: A good complete security and backup package.