Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition
Price$ 149.95 (AUD)
Symantec's latest security suite now includes a new anti-spyware element. Having tried this while it was in its beta form, we weren't hugely impressed, finding that it failed to block many common spyware applications (like Hotbar, Xupiter, and Total Velocity). It also tended to recommend full Internet access when the firewall picked up various outgoing DNS requests, which was also cause for concern.
Fortunately, we can report that most - though not all - of these early issues have been resolved, and a concerted attempt to corrupt our test system was largely unsuccessful. That said, it still automatically gives products like MSN Messenger full access without asking permission, and user-installed software like the MyWebSearch toolbar is still ignored - though whether MyWebSearch qualifies as spyware is a margin call.
As always, Norton Internet Security's front end is very logical and easy to use, and it's still one of the most comprehensive security suites, but one of the difficulties facing any anti-spyware/antivirus tool is striking a balance between security and transparency. One of this suite's strengths is that most of it requires no manual configuration; another is its ability to thoroughly remove spyware once it has been detected.
With this much-improved late addition, Norton NIS 2005 AntiSpyware Edition has regained its position as one of the leading security suites. However, more advanced users may prefer security tools that ask more questions. It's worth pointing out that free anti-spyware solutions are also available.
Join the newsletter!
"If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63."
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 LG E8 OLED TV (2018) and SK10Y soundbar review: If you've been on the fence about OLED, now might be the time to jump it
- 2 Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.
- 3 Samsung Q9F Series QLED: Full, in-depth review
- 4 D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD DSH-C310 review
- 5 Ring Video Doorbell review
Latest News Articles
- Bitdefender unveils new 2019 product line
- WWDC 2018: Apple gives us a first look at an all-new Mac App Store
- Apple combats iPhone throttling backlash with new iOS 12 features
- Budget 2018: Government seeks to boost Australian AI capabilities
- JBL take smart speakers back to the living room Link 300
PCW Evaluation Team
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
- Huawei Nova 3e: P20 in a pinch
- Sonos Beam review: A more-affordable, smarter soundbar option
- Oppo R15 Pro review: A compelling mid-tier option with lots of value and few compromises
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies