Norton Antivirus can now be downloaded for free after the collaboration between Cupertino, California-based Symantec (Norton Antivirus producer) and Yahoo. For just 49.99 dollars one can get one year of security threat "immunization" by obtaining the Norton AntiVirus, Personal Firewall, Parental control and AntiSpam software, leading to a 20 dollars rebate for the consumer through the Yahoo deal.
The $49.99 Yahoo - Symantec deal will protect users from viruses, system-hacks, spyware and spam-mail, as a reply to Microsoft's Onecare software and AOL's partnership with McAfee for Total Care.
Stephen Miller, director, product management, Yahoo!:
"Internet security is important to our Yahoo! users and by working with Symantec we are bringing the comfortable security blanket that their Norton brand services provide to consumers around the world. Simple, dependable Internet security solutions help give people the peace of mind to keep on enjoying everything they love about the Internet and Yahoo!."
Enrique Salem, group president, consumer products and solutions, Symantec:
"Symantec and Yahoo! share a vision of protecting consumers online and we are thrilled to partner to offer Symantec products to Yahoo!'s audience of hundreds of millions globally. Internet security is a necessity for consumers today. As the leading provider of security solutions for consumers, Symantec services are designed to give consumers the highest degree of protection with the minimum activity required."
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