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Product: Norton Internet Security 2001 - Family Edition
Company: Symantec
Estimated Street Price: $79.95
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Advanced Features & tests
4: Norton AntiVirus 2001
5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Symantec Norton Internet Security 2001 - Family Edition.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
GUI: 95%
Performance: 85%
Features: 95%
FireWall: 90%
Family Protection: 95%
AntiVirus: 90%
Users' Guide: 80%
Overall: 90%

This affordable new release of the top-notch Internet connection protection software is really great and useful even if we regret that it doesn’t contain enough new features to justify the cost of the upgrade. Few progresses have been made so the account management feature is now mature. The support of Windows Me (as well as Windows NT and 2000) is a relief for Windows Me early adopters. The help file is complete even if it still doesn’t use the HTML format. In conclusion, Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition remains the best firewall and children protection software out on the market. SystemWorks 2001 users will regret that Norton AntiVirus 2001 is bundled with the Family Edition since NAV is already included in SystemWorks 2001.


Three different versions of the software are available:

  • Norton Personal FireWall 2001,

  • Norton Internet Security 2001 that comes with Norton FireWall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiVirus 2001,

  • Norton Internet Security 2001 Family Edition, that comes with Norton FireWall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiVirus 2001 and Norton Parental Control.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 90%
Version Reviewed Norton Internet Security 2001 - Family Edition
Release Date Already in stores!
In The Box? 1 User's guide,
1 CD
The Good Points Works with all Windows OSes (including Windows Me)
Efficient FireWall

Good Family Protection Features
Good AntiVirus software
The Bad Points Lack of new features
Included NAV 2001 is useless for SystemWorks 2001 owners
NIS 2001 takes a lot of system resources.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1 Ghz B
Intel VC820 Motherboard
Windows Millennium Edition
256 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 7a
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra - 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Miro DC30+
Pinnacle Studio DV
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha 8824 Ultra SCSI internal burner
PC Required Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me or Windows NT 4.0 with SP3 or Windows 2000
Pentium 150Mhz or greater for W9x and Windows Me
Pentium 133Mhz or greater for Windows 2000

32Mb of RAM for Windows 9x
48Mb of RAM for Windows NT/2000

75Mb of available hard disk space
CD-Rom Drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or greater
Microsoft Mouse or other compatible pointing device

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