Join Nancy C. Muir for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting yourself while browsing and downloading, part of Norton Internet Security Essential Training.
…In this movie I explore the tools that Norton Internet Security provides to…protect your computer from downloading malicious files that can damage your…data and grind your computer's performance to a halt.…I'll start with browser protection,…which works with recent versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.…When you turn on browser protection,…Norton Internet Security blocks malware that targets your…browser to exploit weaknesses that allow unauthorized downloads.…These downloads are called drive-by downloads, and…they happen when you're browsing through sites.…
So let's get started with those settings.…Click Settings from the main window.…Click the Web tab.…Now make sure Browser Protection is selected.…The only setting here is On or Off.…Because you don't want malware to spot vulnerabilities in your browser that…allows these unwanted downloads, keeping this feature set to On is a good idea.…Now let's take a look at downloading.…Click Download Intelligence.…In addition to drive-by downloads that take advantage of browser weaknesses,…
She explains how to set up real-time protection, configure scans of your system, and schedule tasks so that they don't hog system resources at important times. She'll also show how to set up a Smart Firewall to protect your entire network, and configure antivirus and antispam protection for messaging and email. Then learn how to protect and control your family's experience online, use an Identity Safe account for web browsing, and work with Norton's add-on cloud-sharing, mobile security, and remote monitoring services. Finally, Nancy explains how to incorporate Norton software as part of an overall privacy and security effort.
- Installing Norton Internet Security
- Excluding sites from scans
- Viewing performance data
- Running updates
- Configuring and running scans
- Protecting yourself online and on mobile devices