Norton 2011 brings more speed and security

The new suite improves over the 2010 suit with 25 percent less impact on browsing the Internet and reduced impact on copying files

BANGALORE, INDIA: Norton from Symantec on Tuesday released Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security 2011. The new suite comes with a range of advancements over its predecessor and boasts of achieving 100 percent protection score in a new third-party test from Dennis Labs.

The new suite vastly improves over the 2010 suit with the new Norton being tested to for 25 percent less impact on browsing the Internet and reduced impact on copying files by more than 60 percent.

Symantec has also announced free tool to consumers, Norton Power Eraser, that is designed to aggressively target and eliminate fake antivirus or "scareware" applications.

The following new advanced features of the Norton 2011 products:

* Reputation Based Security instantly checks when and where programs originated to identify and stop new malicious programs faster than ever.Norton's reputation system also allows users to determine if their overall download behavior is more or less risky compared to the 58 million Norton Community Watch members today.
* System Insight 2.0 with new Proactive Performance Alerts monitors all running applications, and now proactively alerts users if any program is overusing system resources and slowing them down so they can make changes to improve computer performance.
* Download Insight 2.0 delivers the most aggressive reputation-based protection yet, checking every downloaded file for safety before it is allowed to run.
* SONAR 3 brings a new level of behavioral security to Norton 2011, providing true "zero-day" protection against new and emerging threats that are specifically designed to evade other security features. With its improved classification techniques, SONAR 3 identifies suspicious software based on its behaviors and automatically handles any decision making on behalf of the user.

* Norton Bootable Recovery Tool conveniently allows Norton users to boot a PC into a safe state when a system is so deeply infected with a rootkit or other troublesome malware that installing security software or even properly starting up becomes impossible. New this year, the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool wizard automatically creates a CD/DVD/USB bootable device in a quick and easy way. Learn more about Norton Bootable Recovery Tool and download it here.

Protection and Performance

According to new third-party test data from Dennis Labs, Norton placed first in real world threat detection tests and was the only vendor to achieve a remarkable 100 percent protection score, marking its second year in a row to secure this distinction. Notably, Dennis Labs recently had its real world security testing methodology reviewed by the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) and received a 100 percent compliance.

Additionally, in recent testing conducted by, Norton 2011 led a pack of 12 competitive security offerings in both detection and remediation of threats. Norton has also received top scores in both detection and remediation in evaluations performed by the independent security testing organization AV-Comparatives.


Norton claims that the Norton Internet Security 2011 performs 65 per cent better than the competitive average of PassMark scores. Also the suit scans 61 per cent faster than the competitive average and has the fastest installation time of 41 seconds.

The company has stated that Norton Internet Security 2011 outperformed the competition on everyday PC activities like browsing the Internet and copying files, such as photos or documents, from one location to another.


Author: Zahid Sikder17 Sep 2010 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

This is a great article on Norton 2011 that brings more speed and security for its users!

Author: Ajay19 Sep 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Hi DeviPriyaa,

Norton is an wonderful AV, developed by Symantec, I have used Norton, Thanks to share


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