We need security software for our computers, but one of the side effects of this software is the system memory they take up.
The NY Times reports that Symantec’s latest software takes 7 – 10 megabytes of system memory instead of 45. A welcome reduction.
The new software has built in antivirus, antispyware, firewall, intrusion protection, antiphishing, backup and tuneup, eliminating the need to purchase and manage multiple products.
When purchasing software for your computer, you can purchase “any software” but you risk having software on your computer that reduces its speed and efficiency.
For my home computer I installed a popular anti-virus software and removed it a few days later after it was causing the computer to be so slow.
This is one of the benefits o hosted applications – there’s nothing to install.
The suggested retail price of Norton 360 is US$79.99 (includes one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates). Norton 360 can be installed on up to three PCs.