Norton Internet Security

Windows edition

In August 1990, Symantec acquired Peter Norton Computing from Peter Norton [4] Norton and his company developed various applications for DOS, including an antivirus. Symantec continued the development of the acquired technologies, now marketed under the name of "Norton", with the tagline "from Symantec". Norton's crossed-arm pose, a registered U.S. trademark, was featured on Norton product packaging.[5] However, his pose was later moved to the spine of the packaging, and later dropped altogether.

Users of the 2006, and later versions, can upgrade to the latest version of the Norton software without buying a new subscription. The upgraded product retains the same number of days left on a user's subscription.[6]Pinoy Channel kshow123 net

Releases are named by year but have internal version numbers as well. The internal version number was advanced to 15.x in the 2008 edition to match the Norton AntiVirus release of the same year.[7] As of the 2013 (20.x) release the product has dropped the year from its name, although it still is referenced in some places.[clarification needed]

Version 2000 (1.0, 2.0)

Norton Internet Security 2000, released January 10, 2000, was Symantec's first foray beyond virus protection and content control filters.[8][9] Its release followed an alliance between Internet provider Excite@Home and antivirus vendor to provide Internet subscribers with McAfee's new firewall software, McAfee Personal Firewall.[10] Version 2000s firewall, based on AtGuard from WRQ, filters traffic at the packet level. It can block ActiveX controls and Java applets. Other functionalities include cookie removal, and banner ad blocking.[11][12] ZDNet found the ad blocker removed graphics that were not ads, breaking pages. Adjusting the settings fixed the problem, however the process was complicated. ZDNet noted the lack of information presented concerning attacks the firewall blocked.[13] Norton LiveUpdate downloads and installs program updates.

The Family Edition adds parental controls. Parental controls are backed by a quality control team of 10 searching the web for inappropriate content. Found content is categorized in subject matter and placed on a blacklist of about 36,000 sites. A designed administrator can add blocked sites, however the pre-supplied blacklist cannot be viewed or edited since it is hard coded. Administrators can block certain subject matters. Another option is to block all sites, then create a whitelist of allowed sites. Family Edition can also block transmission of specified personal information. Such information is replaced with the letter "X". However, CNN noted X-rated sites are retrieved when personal information is queried by a search engine.[14]

Version 2.0 was released June 12, 2000[15]

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