THE SAFE WEB

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS - —TEXT BY NANDAGOPAL RA­JAN AND PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY RAJWANT RAWAT

The lat­est ver­sion of Nor­ton In­ter­net Se­cu­rity really lives up to its good name as well as the threats of the times. Once in­stalled, the soft­ware cre­ates a bar on the browser, which though ir­ri­tat­ing for some, is very handy in your daily surf­ing. While the bar tells you the se­cu­rity sta­tus of the web­site you are on, it also gives an OK tag for all links that ap­pear in a search page. If the tag is red and not green, it is bet­ter not to go that side. Same with sites for which no se­cu­rity in­for­ma­tion is avail­able.

Since a lot of us keep post­ing stuff on so­cial net­work­ing sites, the bar of­fers a Share but­ton too so that you do not end up send­ing un­safe links to our con­tacts. The bar also man­ages all your ac­counts so that you don’t have to log in sep­a­rately to other sites and re­mem­ber their pass­words. It will also alert you if you have opened a phish­ing link. You will, how­ever, have to re­mem­ber the Nor­ton se­cu­rity vault pass­word which will be your key to all th­ese sites.

The dash­board has been cre­ated with Win­dows 8 in mind as this soft­ware is com­pletely com­pat­i­ble with the new OS. So the menu is tile-based and easy to nav­i­gate. While it tells you your CPU per­for­mance real time, it also lets you log in to the Nor­ton ac­count and man­age all your se­cu­rity soft­ware at one place. The package also comes with 2GB of cloud backup.

With Nor­ton In­ter­net Se­cu­rity you can stop wor­ry­ing about how you surf and what you do on­line. This one will work in the back­ground to keep you safe, al­ways.

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