Updating norton 360 2016 to 2016
And then after looking through the current reviews, took a handful of the programs that rated toward the top of lists, and individually check out their sites and “Googled” them to see what others were saying. magazines (all of which are published by Sandhills Publishing in Lincoln, NE).Over a four year span I wrote about 30 articles on all kinds of technology topics, including a couple on Anti-Virus and Internet Security programs.For those articles, I contacted all the major security software vendors of that time and got free samples of their programs.The companies included Symantec, Mc Afee, EST (then called NOD), Panda, and others.This past year, Symantec (the makers of Norton products) quietly released two new Internet security programs (Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup) and at that same time, “ended the life” of it’s two mainstream security products, Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security. Then, in early October of 2015, Symantec announced that it was breaking up the company into two separate companies, one focused on security and the other on information management.What’s really strange about all this is how “quietly” it happened. (CLICK HERE to read their news release on the breakup).
It only gives you Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware protection, but along with your Windows Firewall, should provide enough security for most basic Internet users.The maintenance was nice, but honestly, I have other programs that do that same thing, and do them better (I use a free program, Glary Utilities for all my computer upkeep).So, in looking for a new product, I personally decided to focus JUST on an Internet Security product, and not the “kitchen sink”.Finally, not to ignore FREE Anti-virus programs, I also have AVG FREE Anti Virus and Bitdefender Anti Virus Free Edition on two other computers.I’ve used AVG Free for a number of years without problems, and for the past year, Bitdefender Free, also with good results.