Keeping a School Safe
With every school year comes a new set of students as well as a new version of Norton’s security software. The latest batch, Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus 2011, is now available and in light of an increase in cybercrimes, it was worth the wait. On top of a new Reputation Engine that checks with the experience that others have had with a piece of software, Norton 2011 has a new way of examining software to ferret out viruses and malware. It can help with older PCs that are already bogged down with malicious software with the company’s PowerEraser software. Making a recovery boot CD or USB memory key to bring a dead system back to life is quicker and easier than the 2010 version of the software.
It’s not at the cost of performance, however, with Norton 2011 leading in the speed to start up, launch apps and go to a variety of Web sites. It includes an innovative System Insight 2.0 screen that keeps an eye on all applications that are running and warns if any are slowing down. There are 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows, and Norton should have a new Mac version in a few months.