With the growing uses of computer technologies, computer security and protection related needs have come forth too. The use of internet and other devices like pen drives, floppies, and disks may lead the virus or malware attack to a computer. Once a virus, which is nothing but a small malicious program, targeted to harm a computer, enters into it, tends to multiply, and then associate itself with the integral system software. Slowly the computer gets corrupted and the performance is badly affected.
To deal with these virus and malware threats, a computer needs to be equipped with some protecting measures. Antivirus is the protection shields saving a computer from such outer threats. Once installed on a system they constantly keep an eye on the entire outer flow into the computer. They detect and bar intruders with unfair intentions to enter at the door step itself. Even though if a trespasser is succeeded in its intentions, an antivirus scans and detects it during its regular scanning procedures which may either applied each time the computer boots or according to the user’s will.
It is also advised to update the antivirus software on timely basis and switch to its upgraded version as soon as it is available. The users are also required to install the latest updates for the Windows OS to keep its system secured.
Norton Antivirus can claim itself to be the leader of its field as it provides total security to a system in terms of providing shield against intruding malwares but also keeps cleaning the registries time to time, speeding up the computer and enhancing its performance.
Main merits or functions of Norton antivirus are:
• Scanning, excluding and removing virus
• Providing Anti Spyware support to safeguard a system from getting hacked or spied
• Providing phishing protection
• Providing Browser protection
• Providing Identity Protection
• Anti spam services
• Network Mapping and monitoring
• Providing firewall against undesired sites
• Providing parental controls management,
• Providing Social Network protection
• Creating automatic backups
• Tuning up PC
• Providing online storage
A number of customized versions of Norton Antivirus Suite are available in the market catering to the different needs of customers.