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Norton AntiVirus 2002

by Symantec
Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / Me / XP
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Automatically removes viruses without interrupting work
  • Scans and cleans incoming and outgoing email
  • Automatic Internet updates to protect against new viruses
  • Proactive Script Blocking to stop new viruses
  • A global team of security experts watching out for new threats
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B00005OB4V
  • Release Date: 5 Sep 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,868 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Norton AntiVirus 2002 retains the strengths that make it one of the best antivirus products on the market--low demands on system resources coupled with impressive strength against incoming and outgoing viruses, worms and other malware. Fully compatible with Windows XP, NAV 2002 sports a revised and much-simplified interface and it integrates itself into Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer as a small toolbar with a drop-down menu that launches a virus scan on your system or connects to information on Symantec's Web site.

The program largely runs itself. By default, infected files are repaired automatically without alerts to users--a pop-up box on the Windows taskbar tray informs you when an update has been completed. An optional plug-in scans Microsoft Office 2000 and XP files on opening. Virus definitions are updated automatically via the excellent LiveUpdate (which now uses "micro" definition files that supplement existing files and don't require huge downloads). Curiously, NAV 2002 still doesn't scan ZIP files, something that rival products have been able to do for some time now.

With the rise of e-mail worms and Trojan horses, just scanning incoming mail is no longer enough, so Norton now also scans outgoing mail to prevent your system from sending worms to everyone in your address book. Another new feature is Script Blocking, which promises to block script-based viruses, such as the "I Love You" worm. Existing NAV users might not feel the urge to upgrade but if you're new to the antivirus game or upgrading to Windows XP you should consider Norton AntiVirus 2002. --Roger Gann

Manufacturer's Description

Norton AntiVirus is always working in the background to protect your PC from dangers lurking on the Internet and other possible sources of infected files. Now it repairs common virus infections automatically, without interrupting your work.
The latest virus definitions are downloaded automatically when you connect to the Internet, ensuring that your PC's protection stays up to date. Even between updates, Symantec's exclusive Script Blocking technology defends against fast-moving threats by identifying and stopping new script-based viruses such as "ILoveYou" and "Anna Kournikova."
To safeguard your PC and prevent it from spreading viruses to your friends and colleagues, Norton AntiVirus scans and cleans both incoming and outgoing messages.
As a Norton AntiVirus user, you're also backed by the Symantec Security Response team, formerly known as the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). These experts are working to protect your computer 24 hours a day, developing new defenses whenever a virus is discovered.
An exciting new user interface makes Norton AntiVirus 2002 easier to use than ever, and you can even access many of its functions instantly from the Windows Explorer toolbar.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best 9 Dec 2001
By A Customer
I bought Norton Anti-Virus 2002 as I had got a virus. A friend informed me that Norton had detected it in an email I sent to her. I uninstalled McAfee (which had not detected it even though I had regularly updated it), and installed Norton. Norton cleaned the virus. It was so easy. The user interface is easy for all levels of users. Norton does the job. Excellent.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars XP users beware 9 Jun 2002
By A Customer
I had a previous version of this that I happily ran on my Windows Me system. I bought this version to run with a Windows XP system. It is certainly better than my previous (2001) version. The user interface is much more user-friendly. Had I run it on my Me system I would have been very satisfied. But, I bought it for an upgrade to XP and I could not say I was satisfied: I would not say it was truly XP compatible.
It took several days before I grasped that there was a problem with it. The stability of my system seemed to suffer because of it; added to that there were problems with the automatic virus updates and virus scans.
Eventually I found out why. If one runs XP with just a single user account then things are straightforward. Having more than one user account is not so good news. So, as things stand, I believe there are two simple options if you want to use this with XP (which is probable why most people would buy it). Either only have one user account, or always run virus scans manually and disable automatic virus updates (do them manually). It is a great pity that this product is let done by the fact that it appears only partial compatible with XP, but at least one can work round it.
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178 of 184 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE 12 Sep 2001
By A Customer
This is a "must have" program. With online automatic updates for the virus definitions, e-mail protection and active scanning for viruses, this one program no-one should be without. Yes there are other virus scanners on the market, but Norton is simply the best. Got a virus the system does not know, then you can send it away and let the virus killers sort it out for you. So easy to use your grandmother could set it up.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Converted! 11 Mar 2002
I have always been wary and somewhat sceptical when it comes to viruses scanners such as Norton. I have always thought if you be careful what you open, you wont get infected. So imagine my dismay when my wife bought me a copy of Norton Antivirus. I installed the software convinced it was all a big farce. I pessimistically restarted my computer and was immediately confronted with a very attractive screen. The program scanned my machine and I was horrified when it found 3 viruses! Luckily, Mr Norton ensured they were all deleted or quarantined. All my scepticism had gone! I don't have to worry about anything. It automatically updates any definitions of the latest viruses from Symantec, and monitors my PC from the moment I turn it on. I hope this review has given you the courage to go ahead and purchase this brilliant piece of kit!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Norton Antivirus 2000 13 July 2002
On my windows 98 /Office 2000 system, the Norton Antivirus 2000 installation was extremely painless. It is very easy to use, and to set up the way you want it.
The feature I really like is the way it automatically updates the virus data file when I am on line.
It has already found two viruses on my machine, so I am glad I bought it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must buy 22 April 2002
By A Customer
I bought this software being a bit wary that it might not be any good, but i am really glad i bought it as soon as i had it installed which was really easy to do it found a virus in my computer straight away which affected quite a lot of my files after going through a scan this fixed it for me well worth buyin it was very easy to install and probably has saved me phoning up my insurance to fix my computer if i had left this virus in my computer any longer
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slick stuff !! 17 May 2002
Being a novice computer buff (and having had my last computer fried by a virus!) got paranoid for the safety of my new, expensive replacement so considered the cost of Norton 2002 an investment. I was not wrong! The whole package does exactly what is says and more..It was easy to install, did not overpower my system and is very effective in alerting me to every attempt to compromise my security.I found the scanning of outgoing mail a little time consuming when sending large documents but it can be turned off and the ad blocking is a boon for an avid surfer like myself!
I also find that the help button is far easier to cope with than the extensive handbook accompanying the software! The only query would be the cost of my subscription to maintain the service at the end of my first years freebie ? All in all an excellent utility, reasonably priced and well worth it for peace of mind.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent utility 15 Mar 2002
Norton Antivirus 2002 is By Far the Best, Easiest to Use and Most efficient antivirus software i have ever used! Today for example a worm was sent to my Email address, as soon as the email entered my Inbox Norton Detected, Quarantined and Deleted the Worm, and even gave me Information on what type of a threat it posed to my system! I Highly reccomend this Product, and The Liveupdate keeps you In step with the Hackers to keep your system 110% protected!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of software
I've found this piece of software nothing but excellent. Easy to use, excellent functionality and very easy (and relatively cheap) to update with new virus definitions. Read more
Published on 20 Nov 2003 by J. W. Moore
2.0 out of 5 stars Useless
This software came pre-installed on my Dell Dimension PC, along with a 6 month LiveUpdate subscription. Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed
I recently bought a new Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP which had Norton Antivirus software pre-installed, after the software had automatically updated itself, my laptop was... Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars AVG Free or Norton AV 2002
Well I've been a avid Norton user for years. Prefered the now defunct Central Point version though.. Read more
Published on 25 April 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh the irony
Norton Anti Virus software screws you up. It was the reason I completely lost my internet connection and it drove me nuts trying to reconfigure it. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
OK, so it's an OK virus checker, but personally, I don't think it is worth the hassle. I got this program free with my PC, but, after removing it (which took forever to do,... Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another winner from Symantec
Following on from previous versions this latest Windows XP compatible version maintains and enhances the ease with which viruses can be controlled.
Published on 16 Jan 2002 by kenshipway@aol.com
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