Symantec Corp. launched new editions of its consumer Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security (NIS) software today, adding new browser defenses for some users in both packages and wrapping features from its new identity initiative into the suite.

The 2008 versions boast several new features and enhancements, including something that Symantec is calling Browser Defender, which is behavioral-based technology that inspects all ActiveX, JavaScript and VBScript code executing within Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser.

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