Symantec Norton Antivirus 2001 in the test: Indispensable virus protection for the PC?
The virus scan runs mostly automatically in the background, what the examination of newly created files, such as emails, downloads, documents, etc. concerns. ZIP archives are also examined in order to be informed of possible dangers before unpacking. In addition to the automatic search, there is of course a detailed examination of individual drives, folders or files. You can also create your own new 'scan projects' in which a number of folders or drives you have selected yourself are examined. You can also right-click on a file to initiate a scan.
Norton Antivirus 2001 is also in able to detect even unknown viruses just because of their activities and to put them out of action for the time being. This is where the so-called quarantine function comes into play.
With the help of this function it is also possible to secure unknown viruses that have been detected through their activities and send them to Symantec for aTo send investigation. This not only protects your own system from unknown viruses, but also helps to find quick protection against unknown viruses.
As usual, tasks such as the complete scanning of the hard drive, which takes some time, so plan that it falls for days or times when the PC is idle. However, this feature is less spectacular as it is offered by virtually every good antivirus program. With Nav 2001 you not only have the possibility to plan the virus scan services, but also to start other programs as well as to output self-entered text messages as reminders.
- Menu navigation
- Virus detection
- Memory requirements