Norton AntiVirus 2009 (Information + Coupon codes)

Norton AntiVirus (NAV) is a computer security suite developed by Symantec Corporation, with a focus on providing malware and exploit protection. It is available for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Version 2009 (16.0)

The 2009 version was released on September 8, 2008. It uses a new software architecture which boosts the software speed.

Symantec claims that Norton 2009 is the fastest amongst its predecessors and in the world because of its new architecture that reduces the boot time impact, the scan time, the memory usage as well as the system footprint and the install time.

A new feature is Norton Insight, a whitelisting technology, cuts scanning times by mapping known safe files, either from an online database or from a user input.

Gaming edition

Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition was released November 25, 2008.

It includes a "Gamer Mode". Gamer Mode allows users to disable certain components, such as updates, alerts, background activities, or components of malware protection to improve gaming performance.

Gamer Mode is automatically enabled an application is in full screen mode.

Response to malware

In response to issues related to response to malware, Symantec introduced "pulse updates" to Norton AntiVirus 2009, designed to deliver updates every 5 to 15 minutes. According to AV-test, Norton Internet Security 2009 beta received 6,202 updates over a four-week period.

Norton AntiVirus 2009 also incorporates two improved heuristic technologies.

Bloodhound analyzes files in on-demand scanning for zero day malware by using heuristic algorithms.

SONAR, or Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response, monitors programs in real-time for any signs of suspicious activity using over 300 different parameters, such as whether it creates a Add/Remove Programs entry. It is standard on all 2008 and later products. It is available as an free add-on for 2007 products.

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