Norton Internet Security Netbook Edition is a lighter version of the Norton’s Internet security solution optimized for using less resources while offering similar protection. You can use it to protect your netbook while browsing the Internet.
Since netbooks were designed to facilitate the access to websites and other Internet resources, they are frequently exposed to viruses, trojans and other malware. However, since they do not pack as much processing power as the desktop computers, the regular antivirus programs can slow them down.
This Internet Security is able to provide you with most of the protection tools while using less memory and CPU power. It includes an antivirus with heuristic scan abilities and a firewall with intrusion protection support.
The antivirus allows you to perform quick scans or custom scans that can include a certain drive, folder or file. It allows you to configure scan exclusions and can save the suspicious file to a quarantine folder.
You can configure the firewall by creating rules for various applications, enabling the instant messenger scanner or the email spam filter. The program control feature enables you to only scan the command line execution or the code injection.
Real Time Protection is a valuable feature for any antivirus solution and this program allows you to customize the scanner by selecting the components that you want to detect.
Overall, the Settings window provides access to various parameters in order to balance the used resources with your netbook hardware configuration. Advanced users can take advantage of the variety of parameters in order to fine-tune the program performance.
Besides the security components, the application can also store personal information such as credit card information and login details in a secured vault. Additionally, it protects your data by detecting fraudulent websites that might misuse your personal details.
Although it might be hard to configure by casual users, Norton Internet Security Netbook Edition is a flexible tool that can protect your netbook from Internet threats.