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    Norton AntiVirus 2010 - PC review

    By 1 October 2009

    We’ve seen a few new arrivals in the security software market for 2010 so far but are yet to experience any dramatic improvements, certainly in terms of new features and innovations. Rarely one to rest on its laurels, Symantec has been busy putting...

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    Norton 360 v3.0 - PC review

    By 16 April 2009

    It doesn't seem like a year since Norton did a great job of refining its "family friendly" security suite but version 3 of 360 has arrived, keen to keep its place as the favourite all-in-one tool of choice for the home user. Those looking for a range...

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    Norton AntiVirus 2009 - PC review

    By 18 December 2008

    There are a ton of very capable security suites around these days and some offer extremely good value for money when you consider additional features such as backup and tune-up tools that are becoming more common. It almost makes you wonder how much longer...

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    Norton Internet Security 2009 - PC review

    By 14 October 2008

    Choosing the right internet security package is often a case of personal preference as all the leading brands offer pretty much the same array of tools. One of the biggest names is Symantec with its Norton 360 and this, the 2009 version of its leading...

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    Norton AntiVirus 2008 - PC review

    By 15 April 2008

    When it comes to naming conventions, Norton hasn’t made life easy for itself. It has a range of products that all offer online protection, all with vaguely similar names, so choosing the right one for you can feel a little hit-and-miss. To make matters...

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    Norton Internet Security 2008 - PC review

    By 15 January 2008

    Norton produces a range of internet security tools, with Internet Security Suite being its main package. However, in recent times Norton 360 has stolen some of the limelight largely due to a far simpler interface and the addition of backup tools. If you...

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    Symantec Norton Ghost 12 - PC review

    By 7 August 2007

    It's the same old story, ask anyone, most of us forget to backup or make copies of our important files and folders until we've been burnt and had a system failure. Norton Ghost allows you to make regular backups not only of your files and folders but...

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    Symantec Norton 360 - PC review

    By 3 April 2007

    We’re all accustomed to protecting our PCs with a variety of security tools and most internet security suites now act, if not feel, as though they are all the same. Enter Symantec with its new Norton 360, which has been designed from the ground-up to...

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    Norton AntiVirus 2007 - PC review

    By 22 January 2007

    Norton has long been the name in AV software, as far back as I can remember. The once sage-like Norton AntiVirus (NAV) suffered from criticisms in recent years, of slowing users computers down to a snail pace, and with an intrusive approach to protection....

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    Norton Internet Security Suite 2007 - PC Software review

    By 19 December 2006

    We all know that if you have a computer and it’s hooked up to the Internet then you need as much protection as possible to stop it being infected by all and sundry. This latest version of Norton’s ever popular single-user security solution comes with...

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    Norton Save and Restore review

    By 19 September 2006

    If you’ve ever had one of those days when nothing you do on your PC seems to go right – install a bugged program or download a cranky file - then you’ll know how vital rollback or even restoring software can be. As it can effectively turn back the...

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    Norton Systemworks 2006 review

    By 28 February 2006

    In a poll at the end of last year it was revealed that the most hated animated character of recent times was Crazy Frog. Now I’m not one to rock any boats, but there’s one that springs to mind that infuriates me even more. It’s that pesky little...

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    Norton Internet Security 2006 review

    By 22 February 2006

    A quick definition for you. Muppet: either one of many of a collection of loveable puppets created by Jim Henson and loved by millions of people across the globe or anybody who connects a computer to the Internet without adequate protection. You get my...

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    Norton Internet Security 2005 review

    By 11 January 2005

    Norton continues to protect a very large number of computer users around the globe - and Internet Security 2005 provides the latest complete bundle for protecting yourself online. But do you really need the whole package or can you live without it? The...

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    Norton SystemWorks Premier 2005 review

    By 14 December 2004

    Norton’s name is synonymous with yellow boxes and protection from the world of computer nastiness but does the latest version have what it takes to keep your computer not only working but safe from threats? So what do you get for your money? Firstly,...