Norton 360 Version 5.0 (Windows from $79.99) offers the industry’s most comprehensive, all-in-one protection against digital dangers. Its groundbreaking reputation service technology provides unmatched real-time threat detection to guard against viruses, worms, spyware, bots, Trojans, rootkits, identity thieves, and other digital dangers. So you can browse, buy, and bank online without worry. Automated set-it-and-forget-it backup with web access lets you quickly and easily retrieve and restore digital photos, music, financial documents, and other important files in case of loss or damage. Norton 360 even automatically tunes up your PC to help keep it running well. Plus it helps you keep your PC performing at its best by providing easy-to-understand information about applications that may be impacting performance.
With its latest version, Norton 360 does more to improve on its already easy-to-use interface. The Norton Control Center is a new user interface that gives consumers a snapshot of security controls, settings and information about the PC’s protection and performance status. The Norton Control Center provides quick access to the Norton Cybercrime Index, Norton Online Family and website ratings service Norton Safe Web. To further protect people while online, Norton Safe Web now features the Norton Secured badge, which helps identify businesses that use VeriSign SSL Certificates or have the VeriSign Trust Seal on their websites. These businesses have been validated as authentic and, where applicable, secure transactions with VeriSign SSL Certificates (VeriSign was recently acquired by Symantec). From the Norton Control Center, consumers can also click through to the Norton Safe Web for Facebook tool to check their Facebook wall and news feeds for bad links and other threats.
Norton 360 includes performance improvements to PC Tuneup and Automated Backup to help computer users keep their PCs running at their best and keep their important content secure. PC Tuneup now features a faster registry cleaner that fine-tunes key system settings, frees up memory so applications start up and run more quickly and removes unnecessary files to improve hard drive performance. With speedier backup and restore performance and reduced system impact, Norton 360 now makes it easier than ever to safely back up photos and videos, downloaded music, financial documents and other important files. Norton 360 also updates consumers with progress indicators throughout the backup process and encrypts files backed up online for an extra layer of security.
Norton 360 version 5.0 can be installed on up to three PCs and is now available for purchase in the U.S. through various retailers and the Norton online store at http://www.norton.com. The suggested retail price is US$79.99 for the standard edition including 2GB of online storage space and US$99.99 for the premium edition including 25GB of online storage space. The price for both standard and premium editions includes a three PC license and a one-year subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates. All Norton 360 users with a valid product subscription are eligible to download and use the latest product versions and updates released during their subscription period.