from the Publisher:
Norton AntiVirus 2004 is the world’s most trusted
antivirus solution. It protects email, instant messages,
and other files by automatically removing viruses,
worms, and Trojan horses. New built-in features also
detect certain non-virus threats such as spyware and
keystroke loggers. Protect your PC 24 hours a day
with award-winning Norton AntiVirus.
It works in the background 24 hours a day to defend
your PC against viruses and other malicious Internet
code. It automatically scans incoming attachments
in many popular email programs, and works in the background
to detect viruses in attachments from other programs.
The automatic LiveUpdate™ technology in Norton AntiVirus
checks for new virus definitions when you're online,
so you don't have to remember to do it yourself.
New Features (since 2003 version):
- NEW! Norton Antivirus has expanded threat detection
that alerts you to non-virus threats such as spyware
and keystroke logging programs.
- NEW! Norton Antivirus scans compressed file archives
before you open them - removing the risk of infecting
your computer. (Only available for Windows 2000/XP.)
- NEW! Norton AntiVirus includes product activation
procedure to ensure authenticity.
- Norton AntiVirus automatically integrates
with Norton FireWall to provide comprehensive protection
against Hackers and other Cyber Threats.
- Instant Messaging Scanning: Scanning for virus
infections and automatic removal in Instant Messaging
- Worm Blocking: Detecting and blocking worms in
outgoing email to prevent them from sending themselves
out and spreading through email address books.
- Automatic removal of Trojans and worms: Worms
and Trojan horses are malicious programs that should
be deleted. Norton AntiVirus 2004 will automatically
delete Worms and Trojan horses without interrupting
- Script Blocking defends against fast-moving script-based
viruses such as “ILoveYou” and “Anna Kournikova.”
- Includes step-by-step instructions for installation,
even on a computer that has already been infected.
- Norton AntiVirus 2004 automatically updates -
keeping you protected against the newest viruses.
- Worm Blocking and Script Blocking can detect new
threats even before virus definitions are created
- SmartScan scanning engine for faster virus detection.
- Easy configuration of email scanning through a
new user interface.
- Norton Antivirus scans and cleans incoming and
- Worldwide network LiveUpdate servers to ensure
fast, reliable downloads of virus definitions.
- Automatic scanning of email attachments for standard
POP3 clients, including Microsoft Outlook, Eudora,
MSN Mail and Netscape Mail.
- Protection against viruses, Trojan horses, and
malicious ActiveX code and Java applets.
- Detection of viruses in compressed files.
- Alert windows with detailed information and recommendations
whenever a virus is detected.
- Ability to safely quarantine infected files until
they can be repaired, protecting your other data
- Step-by-step Scan and Deliver wizard for sending
infected files to the Symantec AntiVirus Research
Center (SARC) for prompt assistance with eliminating
- Protection against newly created macro, file,
and boot-sector viruses.