Symantec opened the public beta of Norton 360 5.0, the latest version of the company's end-to-end security suite. This beta builds upon the updated versions of Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus released in September, and improves the usability and performance in the backup and tune-up features exclusive to Norton 360, redesigns the UI, revamps the online backup user experience, and integrates with Norton's free online tools.
Norton 360 5.0 now includes resource management for 3rd-party apps on your system. If a particular piece of software you've installed is using a lot of system resources, Norton 360 can immediately alert you. If alerts aren't your thing, you can check out resource logs to compare 3rd party app behavior.
Additionally, the Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard, Norton's malware removal tool to get inoperable systems up and running again, can now be booted from USB or CD/DVD.