As per a recent survey done by Symantec, there is a global surge in the spam traffic. As of January 2012, it escalated by 1.3 percentage points since December 2011, to 69.0 percent (1 in 1.45 emails). Internet attackers are practicing new variants to breach into your personal information system i.e. email client. The report reads alarming facts. In January, the global phishing rate increased by 0.06 percentage points, taking the average to one in 370.0 emails. The global ratio of email-borne viruses in email traffic was one in 295.0 emails. In January, 29.0 percent of email-borne malware contained links to malicious Web sites. Hold down your breathe; surfing and brow sing are at risk. About 2,102 Web sites were found to be embraced with potentially dangerous programs including spyware and adware. Researchers detected WS.Trojan.H that was quite frequent during the last couple of months. WS.Trojan.H is generic cloud-based heuristic detection for files that possess characteristics of an as yet unclassified threat. Symantec further classifies the Internet threats as: geographical distribution, sector affected, and the market trends. Accordingly, the education sector became the most spammed industry sector in January, with a spam rate of 71.0 percent, followed by chemical & pharmaceutical, it services, retail, and public sector and 68.2 percent for finance. Use of mind-blowing topics, including celebrity names, current events is quite common in terms of spamming. You might be aware of threats associated with Melissa, LoveLetter, AnnaKournikova, SirCam and other spams that were targeted through email attachment.
Norton Security is a trusted product line that has been strictly designed to check Internet threats on a Windows based home PCs.
However, before you install Norton products, there are a few things to be taken care of. Unravel the Control Panel, and remove outdated or unwanted security product, if any. Customize the security settings of your software to ensure that integrated components are working to their best. Norton Pulse Updates is an important feature that should be enabled for timely or up-to-the minute update. Security settings related to the email, instant messenger, social networking sites and others must sync with the Norton settings. Don’t ignore other aspects like Windows Update, Windows Firewall and updating browser and based-services. Use Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to create an emergency CD/DVD/USB that gets your PC back up under the adversity.
Everyday can’t be rewarding. At times, Norton product running on your system may go crazy due to various reasons; consequently you may lose hold on your email communication, social network and web-based applications. Sharing of the network resources could also be hampered. This time, you need to change your mindset. Try to uninstall Norton and restore it back, with entire features and settings. In case of infected machine, don’t hesitate to make use of online Norton Virus Removal tool in advance.