Norton Antivirus Review

Norton Antivirus Review

Norton is a security software developed by Norton LifeLock explicitly to protect customers from the rising attacks of viruses and malwares. The software became part of the Norton software suite in May 1991. Before Norton came into existence, Norton’s parent company, i.e., Symantec, launched its first-ever antivirus software for Macintosh (SAM). The software gained popularity with the blink of an eye, and hence after only a year, the company launched SAM 2.0. This software allowed its customers to update SAM and optimize their computers eliminating new viruses swiftly.

In the mid-1991, there came an exhaustive rise where foreign virus strains were invading US devices to impose corporate PC infections. Symantec Group launched Norton Antivirus 1.0, available only for PC to secure and protect these corporate setups.

Norton, since its existence, offers subscription-based antivirus security products. These suites regularly scan the device to ensure optimum protection against viruses, malware, and other malicious threats. Norton Antivirus takes assistance from the inbuilt virus definitions, emulation, suspicious behavior, and sandbox methods to detect malicious threats present in the system. The company has enjoyed immense success, and hence today employs over 12 million people and holds a global customer base of more than 50 million.

Features of Norton

Every product of Norton’s antivirus software suite includes a set of comprehensive features that aims to ensure that your device is protected against all haunting threats. The classic features of Norton Antivirus include:

  • Protections from spyware, viruses, malware, and ransomware
  • VPN security
  • Firewall
  • 10 to 500 GB of cloud backup
  • Password manager
  • Dark web monitoring
  • Webcam protection

Norton Products

Norton Antivirus offers six primary antivirus softwares. These products ensure total protection against all known and unknown malicious threats that have the ability to harm your device. You can operate these software products on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

  • Norton 360 Standard: This Norton’s product offers a standard package that secures a single device from all malicious programs. The software also provides VPN protection, firewall and also acts as a password manager, SafeCam webcam protector, and dark web monitor. The package stores the cloud backup up to 10 GB providing holistic protection to your device.
  • Norton 360 Deluxe: Deluxe version of Norton 360 secures up to five gadgets (any Windows PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. The products provide all the classic features of Norton 360 Standard plus stores up to 75GB of cloud backup and provide parental control for safeguarding kids’ online activities.
  • Norton 360 Deluxe (3 Device): The second version of the Deluxe product, as the name suggests, secures up to three devices (PCs, tablets, or smartphones). Alongside all its classic features, the product also provides a cloud backup of up to 50GB.
  • Norton 360 Premium: This premium subscription of Norton protects its customers against all existing malware threats. The product offers all inbuilt features of Norton alongside which it also blocks every unauthorized access to the webcam without disturbing your work. It protects ten devices and operates well on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS in all devices from PCs to smartphones.
  • Norton 360 for Gamers: Norton in 2020 patronized an updated version of its antivirus suite. This product was designed specifically to protect its game lovers’ identity when they enter any digital space. This product has an inbuilt unique full-screen mode detection, parental control, notification optimization, and VPN safety features. It secures the devices against all the arising malicious threats and provides a backup capacity of 50GB.
  • Norton Mobile Security: The rise of the mobile phone trends today has attracted a lot of wrongdoers who aim to invade our mobile system with the sole purpose of stealing confidential information. They attack our vulnerabilities, and hence, to protect the mobile device against all such threats, Norton has come up with an updated software explicitly designed for mobile phones. This product provides Wi-Fi security and alerts you when you are on the track of installing any suspicious application.

Knowledge Base

How to Log in to Norton Account?

  • Visit norton.com/setup.
  • Sign In to your account by carefully filling in your Email address and password.
  • If you don’t have any, create a new account to continue.
  • Once you have successfully created a new account, fill in your username or Email address, then add the correct password and sign in.

How to Download Norton?

  • Visit norton.com/setup.
  • Sign In to your account by carefully filling in your Email address and password.
  • If you don’t have any, create a new account to continue.
  • To download Norton products bought from some retail store, go to norton.com/enroll.
  • Once you are done creating an account, enter your username and password to Sign in.
  • After signing in to the Norton portal, click “Download”.
  • When the “Get Started page” pops up, confirm by clicking on the “Agree and Download” option.

How to Install Norton?

  • Before starting the initializing process, ensure that the product you want to install is downloaded successfully.
  • Then locate the Norton fill and start/ run the installer from Browser Window.
  • Select continue after the “user account control dialog box” appears.
  • Follow the instructions mentioned on-screen and complete the installation.

How to Activate Norton?

  • Open the Norton product.
  • Click the “activate now” option on the first screen and then click “Next”.
  • Carefully enter the Norton product key.
  • Mention your device model and confirm the activation process.
  • After “Complete Activation Window’ click on the “finish option”.

Conclusion

Pros:

  • VPN included in all packages.
  • LifeLock identity theft protection is included in all multi-device antivirus packages.
  • The SafeCam feature protects computer webcams from hacking.
  • All tiers support Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
  • All products include cloud storage that ranges from 10 to 500GB.

Cons:

  • Deep initial discounts mean relatively higher renewal prices.
  • Only the $350 per year Ultimate Plus package covers ten devices.
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