Friday, 27 January 2012
Norton Internet Security 2012 v188.8.131.52
The Internet is a dangerous place, and cybercriminals are getting more creative in ways to target you and your invaluable personal information. Norton Internet Security 2012 provides our most powerful virus, online and PC protection so you can do more without interruption.
WHAT'S NEW in Norton Internet Security 2012
Fake AV is one of the most visible and wide-spread threats that Internet users face today. Fake AV pretends to be security software and tempts the user to pay for it. Even worse, it can install additional malware on the system and claim the system is clean. New for 2012, weâ€™ve included SONAR 4.0 and Norton Power Eraser 2.0 to help our customers combat Fake AV.
SONAR Policy Enforcement â€“ Have the ability to convict a suspicious process based on a behavioral â€œprofile.â€ To create these profiles, an analyst looks at the 500+ attributes that SONAR tracks and make a series of associations
Non Process Threats (NPTs). As the name suggests, these threats are not active processes by themselves, but they inject themselves into legitimate active processes. SONAR 4.0 technology is able to much more aggressively remove threats on pre-infected machines.
Norton Power Eraser
Norton Power Eraser runs in Windows Pre-Install Environment (WinPE) and will be accessible when running the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool. That means users get additional leverage over malware because Norton Power Eraser is run from a completely separate environment (WinPE) where the malware is not running and can scan the OS and more partitions.
Integration with Specialized Tools
Both scanning and network layer security components will now look out for threats that require removal tools and inform the customer that they may have a serious infection that requires a special removal tool. These users will be provided with a link to download these tools. This closes the gap and provides extended protection.
Google Chrome browser â€“ best support ever
Comes full circle on the Chrome browser by supporting Identity Safe and Safe Web features.
-Reduction in footprint, resulting in smaller download and install sizes
-Faster startup and shutdown
-Enhanced scan time and file copy performance, resulting in faster scans and file access operations, and having very little or no impact in other application launches.
-Enhanced network throughput, resulting in faster file copies over the network. More and more users are using sophisticated home networks and the changes in 2012 ensures that our security software gets out of their way for things like shared network file servers and other conveniences of todayâ€™s digital home
Identity Safe 2.0 in the cloud
Supports storing your data in the secure Norton cloud. You can set up Identity Safe in the cloud and use it from multiple computers. An online profile is created using your existing Norton Account.
Identity Safe also gets a completely revamped user interface. It has adapted a lower profile push-down browser toolbar and gotten rid of the old style popup windows, reducing distraction from your browsing experience.
Download Insight 2.0
Nortonâ€™s Community Watch system provides us with information about millions of applications and their behaviors. Stability is measured by looking at an applicationâ€™s crash and hang frequency over time. The higher the number, the less stable the application is.
There has been an explosion in availability of mobile broadband devices. These devices are either built into your laptop or you can buy them separately. In addition, more and more smartphones support data tethering. Almost all mobile broadband plans limit data usage. Norton 2012 products rely on our cloud services to give you the best performance and protection. Now with Norton 2012 products, you can set policies on how much bandwidth Norton product will use to suit your data usage plans.
Norton In-Product Support Experience (AutoFix)
Helps you in rare case s when you have a problem with the product. The new automated support experience will scan your product to see if it can identify any problems. For example, it will look to see if your product had any installation or configuration problems. If there are problems that can be automatically fixed, Norton Autofix will try to fix those problems for you.