Is Norton 360 Truly Necessary?

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Long ago, in another age and time, there were only a few threats to computers: If lightning struck, the damage was pretty apparent and it was too late to do anything. Then along came surge protectors. Obviously, burglars have been a threat to computers, once they were no longer the size of a living room. A good alarm system and a watchdog can pretty much take care of that little problem.


Eventually the Internet became a fact of everyday life then someone with a bad attitude and too much time on his or her hands created computer viruses. Happily, anti-virus software was developed to prevent most viruses from causing destruction.

Those were the “good old days”. Now threats to our Internet-connected computers have increased exponentially in a relatively short time. At best, viruses, malware, spam, spyware, Rootkit, and other insidious creatures cause confusion, loss of work, and frustration. In reality, and more frequently than not, these things permit identity theft, theft of work, drastically slowed performance of the computer and introduction of all the cousins of these pests.

Yes, it is possible to buy a virus protection program that protects just against viruses, and years ago, that might have been adequate. Today, that’s risky. Norton 360 offers anti-virus protection and a good firewall, protection against Trojan horses, worms, malware, adware, spyware, and such.

You’re going to pay a little more for thorough, high-quality protection, but by installing Symantec’s Norton 360, you’re minding your p’s and q’s, and it’s much better to be safe than sorry, as the old adage goes.

About the Author

This article was brought to you by David who thinks it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your PC and thinks that Norton 360 is still better than trusting your Antivirus protection to freeware.

Updated: March 7, 2013 — 8:21 pm