With around two months left before they debut, the beta versions of Norton Internet Security 2012 (download) and Norton AntiVirus 2012 (download) provide a solid glimpse of how Symantec wants to protect you in the coming year, including significant updates to its detection engines. See what else is new in this First Look video.
Most interesting of these under-the-hood improvements is the ability to scan downloads not just for viruses and malware, but also to determine if the file will adversely affect your computer's stability. Other new features include long-awaited Google Chrome support, online backup, and an Android app in beta that remains free--so far.
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Norton 2012 betas tweak already well-regarded suite
Norton has undergone some significant changes in the past three years and is well on its way to turning around its reputation from the early and mid-2000s. But is it enough? If you've downloaded and tested the new beta, let us know what you think in the comments below.