Keep viruses and Internet nasties at bay
- Attractive and easy to configure
- Screensaver mode protects when idle
- Hogs RAM
- Lenghtly installation process
There are all manner of dangerous viruses out there that can damage your PC. By the same token, there are all manner of antivirus applications out there designed to destroy these threats.
Norman Antivirus & Antispyware protects your computer against viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, and other dangerous code. The software is armed with "proactive technology", comprising of Norman Sandbox, DNA matching and Exploit Detection. The program includes a background guard and gives you the ability to scan manually and schedule scans.
Norman Antivirus & Antispyware is very easy to set up, thanks to a wizard, based configuration process that lets you tinker with the settings to the extent that best suits your level of expertize. If you desire, you can tell the program to give you live stats on the files scanned and infections found.
One interesting feature in Norman Antivirus & Antispyware is its protective screensaver. This is an interesting idea, whereby the application is able to perform scans while your computer is idle, as long as you have the screensaver active.
The downside of Norman Antivirus & Antispyware is that it consumes a lot of system resources. Given that it has fewer features than many rival solutions, it's surprising that it sucks a lot more RAM. Even the installation and registration process is slow!
While it offers solid protection and an innovative screensaver feature, Norman Antivirus & Antispyware is ultimately flawed due to its system-hogging ways.