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Symantec Releases Norton AntiVirus 2011 & Norton Internet Security 2011

Symantec has released the latest version of its antivirus software along with the new Internet Security product that is aimed at minimizing cybercrime. The popular security software provider has supplemented the launch with the release of its latest Cybercrime report where it claims that close to 65% of the global internet users have fallen prey to cybercrime – including online credit card theft, identity theft and computer viruses.

Speaking about the products itself, the new Norton Antivirus comes with features such as the Reputation service that instantly checks for the source of files, Pulse updates that dynamically updates the local virus database as well as a SONAR Behavioral protection system. The Internet Security 2011 software too comes with similar features in addition to the Download Insight that warns users of dangerous files before they are installed.

The two softwares are available on the Symantec website at an annual cost of $39.99 and $69.99 respectively.

Mobile security

Android OS Get Norton Anti-Virus Protection

Symantec has released an anti-virus application that will offer Android users protection against virus, malware and even unwanted callers. The application is expected to be incorporated natively in Froyo though users may download it earlier that that.

The app shall be free to download and the users are offered 30 days of free service with respect to automatic updates. The service will need subscribers to upgrade to a paid plan after that. The subscription cost is unknown at the moment, though.

Here are some things we’ve learned the new Anti-Virus for Android OS can do

  • Scan malware/virus
  • Call screener to block unwanted callers
  • Remotely lock/wipe in case of theft

That goes much beyond conventional anti-virus softwares, doesn’t it?

[via IntoMobile]