Latest Norton AntiVirus Stories

2008-07-24 09:00:37

By Caleb Chapman, Kerrville Daily Times, Texas Jul. 24--As one local resident learned, software claiming to be a legitimate antivirus program can be just the opposite. Antivirus 2008 makes deceptive claims of system vulnerabilities to entice users to purchase the full version of the software by interfering with normal computer use. "It invades your computer and stops you from doing anything," said Rosemary McMurphy, a victim of the false software. "It keeps telling you that you have...

2008-07-16 09:00:41

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, today announced that Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division and Toshiba of Canada Limited will include Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security 2008 on all of its laptop computers. Toshiba will offer a full-featured complimentary 60-day introductory subscription of Norton security software in English, Spanish and French to its laptop customers in North...

2008-06-24 02:29:37

The U.S. Senate has designated the month of June as National Internet Safety Month to "provide the citizens of the United States with an opportunity to learn more about the dangers of the Internet and the importance of being safe and responsible online." Senate resolution S. RES 567 asks the assistance of national and community organizations to "provide information and training that develops critical thinking and decision-making skills that are needed for Internet safety." Answering this...

2008-04-10 10:50:00

It's no cause for celebration, but the number of malicious viruses, worms and trojans has officially exceeded the one million mark, according to a bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec.Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, Symantec noted that "almost two thirds of all malicious code threats currently detected were created during 2007."Symantec reported finding more than 711,912 total threats in 2007, 499,811 of which were found in the second half of the year alone....

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