Stories by Preston Gralla

Review: Norton Security -- simpler and still a winner

Once upon a time, Symantec's brand of Norton security software had one of the most confusing lineups around -- products included Norton 360, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2488677/application-security/7-all-in-one-security-suites-anti-malware-for-all-your-devices.html?nsdr=true&amp;page=5">Norton 360 Multi-Device</a>, Norton Anti-Virus and Norton Internet Security. Trying to decide which product was the best for you -- not to mention the best priced -- was no picnic.

Preston Gralla | 20 Jul | Read more

Norton Internet Security 2012

<a href="http://buy.norton.com/estore/mf/productDetails/slotNo/-1/productSkuCode/21171898/">Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2012</a> adds new features to the suite's toolkit, including those to enhance PC performance and make some basic use of the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/158/Cloud+Computing">cloud</a>; it also adds some tweaks to the interface. This is not a major overhaul, but the addition of new tools makes a useful piece of protection software even more valuable.

Preston Gralla | 08 Sep | Read more

Norton Mobile Security

Worried by the <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/18746/android_malware">spate of news stories</a> about <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218831/Spike_in_mobile_malware_doubles_Android_users_chances_of_infection">malware targeting Android phones and tablets</a>? There's a way to get some peace of mind: Symantec's just-released Norton Mobile Security, which promises the same type of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/17/Security">security</a> for <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178688/Android_news_reviews_more">Android</a> devices that its big brother counterpart offers for PCs. (The app was previously available as a beta.)

Preston Gralla | 16 Aug | Read more

Still Smart, Still Free: KeePass Keeps Your Passwords Safe

KeePass solves an increasingly important dilemma: How to <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/221505/the_wrong_way_to_manage_your_passwords.html">keep track</a> of all of your passwords, whether they be for email services, Web sites, bank accounts, or what have you. Increasingly, we are inundated with passwords, with no easy way to keep track of them. The free <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,157063/description.html">KeePass</a> does the job neatly.

Preston Gralla | 25 Jul | Read more

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