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Product: Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition Version 3.0
Company: Symantec
Estimated Street Price: $79.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Advanced Features
4: Norton AntiVirus 2001

5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Norton Internet Security 2001 v3 Family Edition.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 85%
Internet Security: 90%
WebSites Filtering: 85%

Features: 85%
AntiVirus Software: 90%
Price: 75%
Users' Guide: 70%
Overall: 82.8%

This affordable new release of the top-notch Internet connection protection software is really great and useful considering it really shows improvements over the previous versions. The Alert Tracker is a great addition to the software as well as the script blocking feature. Thanks to the Norton Personal FireWall technology your PC will be definitely undetectable to hackers like it doesn’t even exist. Some will say Norton Internet Security is resource heavy, which is not false, but it remains the most efficient, easy to use, polyvalent firewall on earth. The support of every Microsoft operating systems from Windows 98 to Windows Me (as well as Windows NT and 2000) is a good thing. In conclusion, Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition v3.0 remains the best firewall and children protection software out on the market.

Three different versions of the software are available:

  • Norton Personal FireWall 2001,

  • Norton Internet Security 2001 that comes with Norton FireWall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiVirus 2001,

  • Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition, that comes with Norton FireWall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiVirus 2001 and Norton Parental Control.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 82.8%
Version Reviewed Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition v3.0
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 NIS 2001 v3 Family Edition CD,
1 User's guide.
The Good Points Brings unrivalled Internet Security,
Easy to use and configure,
Top Notch AntiVirus Software,
Really blocks bad websites from being viewed by children,
Cool new interface.
The Bad Points Some bugs with ADSL modems & LiveUpdate feature,
Doesn't work with Windows XP,
Huge Software.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8a
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E
PC Required Pentium 150MHz or higher,
48MB of RAM for Windows 95/98 or 64MB for Windows Me, Windows 2000 & NT 4.0,
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, NT 4.0, 2000,
85MB of free hard disk space,
CD-Rom drive,
Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1 or higher.


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