GeekSpeak for 2004-04-16

Virus Protection

Computer Virus protection is a necessity in our current computer world. Kraig Lane of Symantec, the makers of Norton Antivirus, joins the Geeks to explore how virus scanners work, their limitations and the importance of definition updates. Learn how to keep your computer’s immune system strong with the Geeks.


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Computer Virus protection is a necessity in our current computer world. Kraig Lane of Symantec, the makers of Norton Antivirus, joins the Geeks to explore how virus scanners work, their limitations and the importance of definition updates. Learn how to keep your computers immune system strong with the Geeks.

Kraig Lane is responsible for the overall management of Symantec consumer Internet security solutions. He works to define product objectives and strategies for Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Internet Security. Lane also utilizes his vast knowledge of the Internet security space to drive the development and introduction of new solutions to tackle emerging online threats. Previously, Lane was group product manager for Symantec Client Firewall.

Calls Answered On Air

The antivirus software – Norton seems to slow the clients on the network down. Answer: If you want to save energy, sure. But for safety it really isn’t necessary. If you do turn it off (by unplugging) make sure to turn it on before you turn on your computer.

Call Not Answered On Air

Answer: Yep, that’s about all we can do is deleate them. You can also get a SPAM filtering application or email reader and make a rule to delete those types of messages for you.