Symantec, the world’s #1 Security Software company said in a recent Internet Security Threat Report that home users or “the everyday Internet user” made up the most highly targeted sector, accouting for nearly 93% of all computer virus and malware targets.
Norton Security Scan will be included in the latest version of “Google Pack,” a free collection of essential software from Google and other companies which includes the latest antivirus, anti malware and anti spyware tools, which make it easy for users to protect and enhance their PCs.
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.
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“Offering Norton Security Scan through the Google Pack is the perfect way to reach the everyday Internet home user,” said Rowan Trollope, vice president, engineering, consumer business unit, 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.
Demonstrated Need for PC Security
Google is responding to a demonstrated need. 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.
The Google Pack version of Norton Security Scan is designed to remove all existing viruses, Trojans, and worms found on a user’s PC and provide tips on how to improve PC security. Norton Security Scan replaces Norton AntiVirus 2005 Special Edition, which was part of the initial lineup of software when the Google Pack first launched in 2006.
Meanwhile, the free Google Pack edition of PC Tools Spyware Doctor offers on-demand spyware detection and removal as well as real-time protection. Users can choose to upgrade to the full version, which features the File Guard module.
For spyware problems Google Pack brings the PC Tools Spyware Doctor Starter Edition, an exclusive version of the anti-spyware and anti-malware utility including scheduled scanning, threat removal, limited active protection and free automatic updates.
“It is almost always a benefit to security to have that kind of defense in-depth. Having this sort of free security products through Google is a great benefit for users,” said Jen Albornoz Mulligan, an analyst at Forrester Research. “This offering is impressive.”