We just wrapped up our annual antivirus roundup and already Symantec is looking ahead to next year's release. You can too, now that the security outfit has released public betas for its consumer-based Norton Antivirus 2011 and Norton Internet Security 2011.
"With the Norton 2011 release, we’re determined to continue delivering the fastest and most effective security suite on the market,” said Jens Meggers, vice president of engineering, for Norton products. “Further to this, our customers are looking for value beyond ‘core security’ and the free new tools we’re bringing to market will keep the Norton community and the community-at-large safer from the cybercriminals who find new ways everyday to target people’s identity for a profit."
So what's new in the 2011 versions? Symantec says the latest release introduces Download Insight 2.0, which now applies reputation protection to "virtually every download regardless of client." You'll also find a handful of new tools, such as the Norton Safe Web for Facebook, Norton Power Eraser (targets malicious programs masquerading as legitimate apps), and Norton Bootable Recovery Tool.
Hit one of the download links below to give them a spin: