Saturday, January 16, 2010

It’s rare that I have the opportunity to review something that I am certain is relevant to every person reading or visiting this blog, but this one falls right in that category. In order to read this blog, you would've had to have accessed the internet. This product is what you may, if not do need to keep you safe during your surfing adventures. If I haven’t mentioned this before, I am a huge tech fan. I get excited when new software and hardware is introduced in the market and love having the chance to put them through their paces. For the majority of my computer using lifetime, I have been a fan and user of one Symantec product or another, usually Norton Anti-Virus.  But as the hackers and cyber thieves have become more advanced in their techniques, I have had to add more security options to my computers. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was offered the opportunity to review and try out Symantec’s new software, the 2010 version of Norton Internet Security.

At the time I received this product to try, I had another manufacture’s security and anti-virus software installed on my computers. I had not been happy with it as it didn’t allow for the type of customization I desired or needed. But, it came with the computer so I continued to use it. So, you might be asking what is Norton Internet Security 2010? It is a security suite built to protect and enhance your internet safety. These are only some of the benefits you will experience by using this suite:

Easy to Install and Proactive HelpIt will even walk you through installing on an infected system

Provides InsightIt allows you to access a database of possible threats and files and the experience others have had before you.

Priase Worthy Anti-spam FilterIt filters all POP3 e-mail for spam and viruses and integrates with Outlook and Outlook Express.

Impressive Parental Controls - Is Web-based and you can manage it from any Internet-equipped computer.

Good in TestingIn testing by AV-Test.org, it rated Norton to have caught 99.14 percent of malware from a collection of nearly a half million samples, with no false positives.

Thorough Malware Cleanup - Once Norton Insight has processed all files, the scan is capable of skipping any identified as "Norton Trusted."

Multilayer Malware BlockingSonar, Site Safety and Download Insight provide a triple threat of safety.

Minimal Performance ImpactThe new suite uses minimal system resources.

Trustworthy Firewall - It allows internet access for known good programs, deletes known bad programs, and keeps an eye on the behavior of unknowns.

Privacy ProtectionHas a 93 percent detection rate for verified phishing sites.

View-Only Network Map - Norton's network map allows you to view all computers on the network and remotely track the status of those with Norton installed.


Norton Internet Security 2010 gets an A+ in my book. The easy to control interface, enhanced level of detail, and speed in performance is what really makes it receive the “plus” in A+. It offers great protection right out of the box with its default settings, which makes it simple to use for basic computer users. There are tons of configurable settings and features inside to allow power users to tweak it, which is a real plus for me. This provides a complete set of security features to protect your machine, your identity, your kids, and your network from malware and other online threats. Symantec offers a free 30 day trial of the software on its site. It may also be purchased for $69.99 on the syamantec site after the trial period, with a one-year license that can be used to protect up to three computers. This works on Windows XP SP2 (32-bit), Vista (32 & 64-bit), and Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit).  You can also find this at Amazon for a lot less.

So, I guess you can see why you need this product; it addresses all your computer and internet needs in one nice convenient package. So, do you want to win one for yourself? One lucky winner will receive a Norton Internet Security 2010 one-year license, which can be used to protect up to three computers.

Giveaway RulesEach entry must include your name and or email address if it is not in your profile. A comment should be left for each entry. All irrelevant entries will be deleted. This giveaway will end at 11 pm pst on 1/30/10. The winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be selected. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please look for the “You’ve Won” email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Mandatory Entries
required*1 entry * Tell me what is your biggest internet fear.
required*1 entry * Follow me via Google friend connect in the right sidebar, or advise that you already do so by leaving your friend connect name.

Optional Entries
*1 Entry * Follow me on Twitter (button in the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name.
*1 Entry * Tweet this giveaway (once a day, be sure to include your tweet link in the comments) by typing this: Enter to win Norton Internet Security 2010 giveaway @scrappydz, Ends 1/30/10 here http://bit.ly/7mQd1q (direct link can be found by going to your twitter account, clicking on the time when it was posted at the bottom of the post and copy and paste that link in comments.)

*3 Entries * Write a post on your blog about this giveaway linking back to this post and include the link. (Leave a total of three comments for this entry)




***I was provided with this item by Symantec for review purposes. I have not received any monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
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82 comments:

scottsgal said...

biggest internet fear is id theft
msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

follow via google reader
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Lydia A. said...

My biggest internet fear is ID theft.

Lydia A. said...

I'm already a follower -Lydia A.

Lydia A. said...

I already follow you on Twitter - @princessla66

Lydia A. said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7849331757

Lin said...
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Lin said...

My biggest internet fear is that my computer will get a horrid virus that will delete everything on my hard drive.

hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lin said...

I follow you through google connect. My name is Lin.

hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lin said...

I follow you on twitter. My username is linnysvault.

hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lin said...

I posted this giveaway on twitter.
http://twitter.com/linnysvault/status/7852242342

hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kerrie said...

My biggest internet fear is that my back account will get hacked into or someone will steal my ID
kerriekg@yahoo.com

Kerrie said...

I forgot to mention in my first comment that I follow your blog! I also follow you on Twitter @36momma
kerriekg@yahoo.com

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: https://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7858504985

VickieB said...

I too would have to say my greatest fear is ID theft, my data being wiped out and computer being trashed comes in a very close second.

VickieB said...

I follow

VickieB said...

follow on Twitter vlbsweeps

VickieB said...

tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/7863746618

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7898290716

bepoia said...

My biggest internet fear is getting a virus that steals all my information on my computer
bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lin said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/linnysvault/status/7934924064

hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

VickieB said...

tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/7943409199

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7945498999

bepoia said...

I am a follower
bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7977965466

VickieB said...

tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/7985340968

Rafael C. Cunha said...

My biggest internet fear is that my account of bank and creditcard numbers will get hacked,,, or something ...
I follow you through google connect by Rafael_sct01@yahoo.com,,,

Hope i'll win,,, thanksss

Best Regards.!

VickieB said...

http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/8067381235

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8090495415

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8113537613

Stephanie said...

my biggest internet fear is credit card theft.
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'm a new follower (thegrants)
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I follow on twitter @sgrant2005
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/8133121941
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #1:
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-norton.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #2:
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-norton.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #3:
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-norton.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8151630119

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8184156307

LV said...

My biggest internet fears are identify theft and damage to my computer causing loss of important data

LV said...

I follow you with google friend connect

LV said...

I follow you on twitter as @LisaSVance

LV said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/8199694456

Dawn said...

My biggest fear is that I will get a bad virus that ruins my computer.

Dawn said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Dawn said...

I follow you on twitter @dawn408

Dawn said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/dawn408/status/8209412921

Dawn said...

I blogged about your giveaway. http://spookymommy.blogspot.com/2010/01/internet-security.html

#1

Dawn said...

I blogged about your giveaway http://spookymommy.blogspot.com/2010/01/internet-security.html

#2

Dawn said...

I blogged about your giveaway http://spookymommy.blogspot.com/2010/01/internet-security.html

#3

Tatjana said...

My bigest internet fear is my computer gets a horrible virus and crashes.

tboardley20@gmail.com

Tatjana said...

I follow you on google. tboardley20@gmail.com

Tatjana said...

I (tboardley) follow you on twitter,

tboardley20@gmail.com

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8235907530

y2 said...

My biggest internet fear is getting an unwanted virus that corrupts my computer and deletes my hard drive.

Birdie S. said...

My biggest fear is a major CRASH from a cyber WORM then Id loose all my personal pictures & buss. data & be unable to retrieve them. birdson@roadrunner.com

Birdie S. said...

I follow U on GFC birdson@roadrunner.com

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8277713648

Lydia A. said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8326688518

camper223 said...

I hope the lucky angel is sitting on my shoulder right now so that I may be the lucky winner
Sorry everyone I have to be greedy this time but good luck.
Just before christmas my oldest daughter came to visit, she brought her laptop so since my kids were on my laptop I thought I'd use hers to check my email. WELL we didn't know this but her laptop had been hacked and a virus put on of some type, it attached to my email. My daughters laptop upon her returning home froze up and can no longer run, she was told it will cost her more to fix then what its worth.
When I checked my email on my pc the virus then sabotaged my email and pc. Somehow the hacker deleted all my saved email and was sending out spam using my pc.
I ended up having to reformat my pc which I wasn't happy.
I had bought a program that I thought would save my pc form any hacker, spyware, malware and virus's it was a costly software program and now I'm in fear it will happen again, so I truly need the norton software package.

I follow on google friend connect
camper223

Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
camper223[at]live[dot]com

camper223 said...

I'm a twitter follower
camper223


Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
camper223[at]live[dot]com

camper223 said...

I twitted this giveaway

http://twitter.com/camper223/status/8355779340


Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
camper223[at]live[dot]com

Lydia A. said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8372304436

Teresa said...

My biggest internet fear is loosing all my pictures b/c of a virus

mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

Teresa said...

I folow via google friend connect
mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

djolsen said...

My biggest fear is having hackers fill my screen with porn. Then destroying my computer.

Lydia A. said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/8416140335

Jayne said...

someone getting my credit card info. i've had that happen once with amazon.

Jayne said...

blog follower

Jayne said...

I follow on Twitter: @canwestopthis

Jayne said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/canwestopthis/status/8419128890

Jayne said...

Blog entry #1: http://misplacedcitygirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-review-and.html

Jayne said...

Blog entry #2: http://misplacedcitygirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-review-and.html

Jayne said...

Blog entry #3: http://misplacedcitygirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-review-and.html

weblynx said...

weblynx1

weblynx at hotmail.com

weblynx said...

my biggest fear is identity theft

weblynx at hotmail.com

cdziuba said...

Definitely biggest fear is my identity being stolen.

cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

cdziuba said...

follow via Google friends

cdziuba said...

follow on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/8446262057

Rafael C. Cunha said...

Yes, is a great giveaway...

I hope my email in the winning list!

rafael_sct01@yahoo.com

Rafael C. Cunha said...

thank you for this offer...
i appreciate your generosity.