I was contacted by Noah Edwardsen of Symantec Corp., who has provided me with a free copy of Norton Internet Security 2009, to be given away to any reader of The Blade. This is a download copy, so a broadband connection is highly recommended. Mr. Edwardsen also stated that this would be a 3 license copy of their software.

Symantec has worked hard to reduce the impact that their products have on a PC. The company was aware of consumer complaints about previous versions slowing down their computers, and with this in mind, have reduced the resources needed to run NIS 2009, according to the company.

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