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Installation Media Computer Antivirus Software Norton 360 Version 6.0 Set
New versions of Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security appear in the fall each year, along with the majority of antivirus and security suite tools. Not so Norton 360. The latest version, Norton 360 Version 6.0 , is just out now. On the one hand, this offset schedule means that Norton 360 users sometimes have to wait a few months for features already present in the suite and antivirus. On the other hand, Symantec gets an opportunity to release even newer features without waiting a whole year.
The most obvious difference between Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security is the user interface. Symantec has made it clear that Norton 360 is aimed at the average user who just wants protection while Norton Internet Security lets expert users dig deeper. In truth, these days they're not so very different. If the added backup and tuneup features found in Norton 360 appeal to you, choose it over Norton Internet Security.
|PROS||Remote Management. Self-healing. Very good antivirus. Intelligent firewall. Accurate antispam. Excellent antiphishing. Password management and form-filling now portable, Web-accessible. 2GB online backup; local backup too. Useful tuneup features.|
|CONS||Premier parental control features cost extra.|
|BOTTON LINE||Norton 360 Version 6.0 gives you all the same protective features as Norton Internet Security 2012, with a friendlier face. You also get flexible backup, including 2GB of online storage. Tuneup features are also useful, especially the diagnostic report. This full-featured suite is definitely a good choice.|
Malware can easily interfere with security installations that rely on the standard Windows installer. Like other Norton products, Norton 360 uses Symantec's "self-healing" installer. It can take steps to counter malware that tries to block installation. Once installed, if something goes wrong with the product it sends a coded message to Symantec central and, in most cases, gets back a script that will fix the problem automatically.
I've had occasions to see this feature in action. On one test system, the installer ran a quick virus scan, requested a reboot, and proceeded without incident. Another sent an error query and apparently received a fix.
Collin Davis, Senior Director of Engineering for Symantec, called this automated system "an opportunity to delight customers." Because so many routine little problems are handled automatically, said Davis, support agents have more time to spend with customers whose problems go beyond the usual.
Norton Management, introduced with the 2012 Norton products, expands on the existing Norton Account concept to allow management of all your protected computers online. With the latest release Norton 360 now connects to Norton Management as well.
From the Norton Management console you can manage licenses for all your Norton products including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Anti-Theft, and Norton Mobile Security. You can update licenses with new keys, uninstall products remotely (so as to re-use the key), and even correct configuration problems remotely.
The features offered by Norton Management are similar to the online management portion of McAfee All Access , except that you purchase your licenses separately.