CUPERTINO, Calif. – Mar. 27, 2007 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Norton Security Scan will be included in the latest version of “Google Pack,” a free collection of essential software from Google and other companies that makes it easy for users to protect and enhance their PCs. According to Symantec’s most recent Internet Security Threat Report, home users or “the everyday Internet user” made up the most highly targeted sector, accounting for 93 percent of all targeted attacks. With Norton Security Scan, users have an easy-to-use tool that scans their PC specifically for viruses and spyware. In addition to the scan feature, the Google Pack version of Norton Security Scan removes all existing viruses, trojans and worms found on a user’s PC and provides them with helpful tips on how they can further improve their PC security. Norton Security Scan replaces Norton AntiVirus 2005 Special Edition which was part of the initial line-up of software when the Google Pack first launched in 2006.
“Offering Norton Security Scan through the Google Pack is the perfect way to reach the everyday Internet home user,” said Rowan Trollope, vice president of consumer products and solutions at Symantec. “Our goal is to provide Internet users everywhere with a powerful and easy-to-use tool to help them evaluate, understand threats that may reside on their PCs and subsequently remove these threats quickly and efficiently.”
At the click of a button, users who download Norton Security Scan can either run a full scan of their system or run a QuickScan, which is a fast scan of the areas of their computer that are most likely to be targeted by viruses. Norton Security Scan automatically receives regular detection updates, so it can effectively detect the latest virus and spyware threats. In addition, the tool features an easy-to-use interface which simplifies the process of scheduling weekly or on-demand scans. Norton Security Scan provides the complete and thorough scan and removal capabilities available with Norton’s award winning Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security.
Google Pack downloads and installs Norton Security Scan and other essential applications quickly and easily. Users will never miss out on new features in their favorite programs because the included Google.
Updater keeps them up to date. Google Pack Beta is available in 12 languages, runs on Window XP and Vista, and supports Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 1.0 and higher. Get Norton Security Scan as part of the Google Pack at http://pack.google.com.
Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance, and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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