Symantec Corp. on Tuesday announced its new Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Macintosh. The new release offers new features as well as compatibility with Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger.” Symantec expects the software to be widely available in May for US$69.95. A US$30 mail-in rebate is available for users of competitive products and for current Norton users as well.
New features in this release include the Global Threat Assessment Dashboard, a Dashboard widget for Tiger which provides information on local virus protection and an overview of global threats. Users can connect to Symantec’s Security Response servers to download the most recent virus threat info.
New contextual menu support lets users scan files and directories by right-clicking or control-clicking particular files and directories. And new custom SafeZones let users specify a particular area of their drive, specific volumes or files, to be routinely scanned for threats.