Norton Internet Security 2011 protection combines computer protection, network protection and Web protection into a suite which defends you against any sort of computer and Internet threats.
For computer protection through scanning and real-time monitoring of processes you have antivirus engine, an antimalware engine, Insight Protection for white-listing known, good applications, as well as SONAR, which is Norton’s proactive threat detection mechanism to identify and eliminate dangerous pieces of software based on behavior (heuristics).The scan options can be configured to suit your needs along with scheduling in the menu bar settings. The security modules not only stop viruses and potentially unwanted software, but also keep keyloggers, rootkits and Trojans at bay.
For Network protection Norton Internet Security 2011 has an integrated firewall monitoring and controlling inbound and outbound traffic, intrusion detection by means of watching out against Windows and application exploits, as well as email protection which includes email virus scanning and anti-Spam filters. Web protection includes a password manager for web site logons as well as an autofill option for frequently visited websites, whereas browser protection fends off vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Firefox as exploited by malicious web sites and malware.
Norton’s Safe Surfing prevents you from visiting fraudulent or malware infected sites; downloads are checked for being safe to install using reputation gained from Norton Community Watch.
Also included in the latest release of Norton Internet Security are parental controls for controlling your kids’ online activities. Should malicious software stop your computer of booting properly, you can make use of Norton’s bootable recovery tool, a downloadable image, to clean your PC by attaching a USB device or DVD drive for example.
Last, but not least, Norton Internet Security 2011 makes use of pulse updates: your computer receives the latest signature every couple of minutes by means of a silent background process to guard you from emerging threats.