For years Norton has been synonymous with safety and, with a slight name change (from Norton Internet Security for just Norton Security), Norton continues its fine tradition of offering comprehensive protection for computers around the world (Norton Security now also covers Mac, iOS and Android devices - up to three devices in total).
Read about Norton Security for 5 PCs (covers Windows, Macintosh, Android, iPhone and iPad)
In addition, you get among others the following modules:
Safe Web (protection against false links in the search engine)
Features of Norton Security
Norton Security has everything you expect - a solid antivirus to combat viruses and malware. Norton Security will monitor files and programs, not only for known threats, but also for suspicious behaviour, and helps block malware before it can gain a foothold in your computer system. Naturally there is a firewall which silently blocks attacks against your computer, both internal and external.
The module called "Web Safety" checks all the links you click on in order to provide assurance that they are safe to visit - and additionally, downloaded files are analyzed and checked for safety, reliability and potentially harmful embedded software. Norton Security also provides a spam filter, password memory, form filler, network monitoring, managing of startup programs, option to create a startup repair disk, performance-related tools etc.
But what is new and different from previously?
What's new in this version? The most obvious change is the brand new user interface based on the familiar Norton 360 interface, but updated to better harmonize it with Windows 10's modern look. Another novelty is the launch of what Symantec, the company behind Norton, calls its "next generation" of security technology, which evaluates and provides protection against threats in real-time by making use of cloud-based security updates in order to reduce the traditional download of security updates by up to 80 percent.
Other enhancements include intelligent protection of the operating system's start up process against among other things rootkits, a more aggressive heuristics. A smart protection against data leaks has been added along with improved Norton Community Watch integration. Browser protection is now delivered without the need to install a browser plug-in, while at the same time protection against manipulated attacks made through social networks like Facebook has also been improved significantly.
About your subscription
This version of Norton Security can be installed on up to 3 computers in the household and the license period runs for 12 months. There is no automatic renewal. Please be aware that the renewal of the product waives any time remaining on your current subscription. Therefore, you must wait to activate the new license just before the expiration date.
- Product: Norton Security Deluxe
- Media: Electronic Software Download (ESD)
- Licence: 3 Devices
- Operating system: Windows, Macintosh, Android, iOS
- Languages: English
- Validity: 12 months
Minimum operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
- Intel or AMD processor
- 256 MB RAM
- 1,5 GB available free hard disk space
Minimum operating systems: current Mac OS X + the two previous editions are supported
- Intel or AMD processor
- 128 MB RAM
- 10 MB available free hard disk space
Android: version 2.3 and newer
iOS: version 7.0 and newer
Supported browsers: Firefox, Chrome, and Safari