Norton Antivirus Review

(top#06) Norton Antivirus

Norton AntiVirus runs on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Windows 7 support is in development for versions 2006 through 2008. Version 2009 has Windows 7 supported update already. Versions 2010, 2011, and 2012 all natively support Windows 7, without needing an update. Version 12 is the only version fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion.

Norton has all the important features and tools you’ll need in a security package including a firewall, antiphishing tools, parental controls and good customer support.

Norton uses heuristic detection to protect your PC from all kinds of malware like viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, trojans and spyware.
Norton Antivirus

There have been some recent disagreements about the tool’s effectiveness. AV Comparatives ranked the Norton engine very poorly for file detection in one test, but Symantec has questioned the validity of those figures, and labs such as AV-Test still place Norton in their top 10.

One area where the package really does excel, though, is in its impact on your PC. Norton’s packages used to be “overweight” and “bloated”, but these days they install quickly, use minimal system resources, and testing from companies such as PassMark regularly shows they’re among the most lightweight security tools around.

Pros

Norton AntiVirus keeps you safe on social networks.

Cons

Norton security is better in antiphishing than Norton antivirus.

Price

£39.99

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