Norton AntiVirus 2009 With AntispywareNorton AntiVirus 2009 With Antispyware ships in the familiar yellow-and-red Norton packaging. The newest edition simplifies what's becoming a more complicated process. Norton’s newest antivirus software provides effective antivirus, antispyware, antirootkit and browser and intrusion protection, all without overly cannibalizing system capacity. Experience shows just how well it works. On those occasions when I've attempted a hurried fix and connected a client system to my main network (instead of my test network), the Norton antivirus engine on my main production system has done its job. On several occasions it caught and contained threats, including a heinous W32 virus that jumped from a client's PC to my thumbdrive (prompting me to only use CDs, now, when troubleshooting client systems). Further, Norton AntiVirus has effectively spotted compromising utilities within a special disk partition I maintain for my own network discovery, wireless probing and password recovery utilities.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.