Symantec launches Norton 360 version 4.0, much lighter, faster and better

Norton 360, Symantec’s All-in-One PC Security and Maintenance Suite, just received an upgrade recently. Norton 360 version 4.0 now includes the latest security technology by Symantec, an improved PC Tuneup as well as Norton Online Backup.

Included in the new Norton 360 is the reputation-based technology (Quorum) that was introduced in September 2009 for the Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus 2010.

realworldtesting

Above is a result of a real world test conducted by Dennis Labs on how Norton’s reputation-based technology perform against other antivirus. I wrote a little about Quorum here if you want to learn more about it.

Smart Startup Manager

Thanks to the improved Smart Startup Manager as part of PC Tuneup, Norton 360 v4 decreases PC boot-up time by up to 41% on Windows 7 machines (according to Passmark). Basically, you don’t need all those startup applications immediately so Norton will stagger those to reduce boot-up time.

Norton 360 v4 retains the Norton Online Backup which gives you your own space online to store your valuable data. You can schedule what files or folders to backup and how often it needs to be done. Norton doesn’t want to hog your bandwidth while doing the online backup so it will only perform it when it detects that the system is idle.

Thanks to their free mobile app (Norton Tiki) for the iPhone and Android phones, Norton users will have access to their online account to share their files even on the go.

You can also use Norton 360 to backup your files to external drives by the way.

Memory Utilization

The best thing of all about this upgrade is that Norton 360 v4 still remains the lightest and fastest all-in-one suite out there that can also help improve PC performance.

Norton 360 version 4.0 is available for purchase in the Philippines through retailers and the Symantec online store. For the standard edition including 2GB of online storage space, the suggested retail price at the retail stores is Php 3,190 for the three PC license and Php1,955 for the one PC license. This includes a year’s subscription for product updates.

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