Norton Antivirus 2016

Norton Antivirus
Norton Antivirus
Norton Antivirus

Product Overview

Category: Antivirus Software for PC
Product Rank: #4 in Antivirus for PC
Price: $39.99
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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Offers complete protection against all types of malware without sacrificing the performance of your computer.

Does not offer protection against phishing and other unsafe websites.

The Verdict:

Norton antivirus is clearly a versatile product that offers complete freedom to surf the web without having to worry about Internet threats and cyber criminals.

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Norton antivirus is a great product from an authentic antivirus vendor Symantec. Symantec makes a number of PC security products that altogether make a perfect set to fight any kind of threat. However, as individual product Norton antivirus is no less than any contemporary antivirus software. AV-TEST results say that Norton is faster, has a strong protection strength and is able to remove the virus that has already infested the system.

Norton uses the signature and heuristic based methods to identify the malware. SONAR technology implemented in Norton observes the behaviour of individual applications to decide whether they are malicious or not. This technology enhances the detection of zero-day threats that are the challenging for many other competitors.

The great protection provided by Norton does not sacrifice the speed of your system. Intelligent and quiet working of Norton gives way to an uninterrupted system performance. Norton is a flexible antivirus product that starts and runs when you are not using the system and it does not ask you to reboot. You will not have to track down the product key or installation CD in order to install it.

In addition to all the good things above, the other features of Norton is to scan IMs and emails for infections, behavioral analysis through SONAR, detect brand new zero-day threats and many more. Norton does not scan the already scanned files repeatedly. It skips the ones that are marked clean and continue scanning any new files, thereby increasing the system speed. The antivirus software is capable to self-update with any new feature available online through the official website.

The money you spent on Norton antivirus fetches freedom and relief to you. You can now know that your system is under the protection of the best available antivirus Software. It is cheaper even in terms of the system resources it uses.

Symantec has 24/7 phone, email and online chat support that is available from any part of the world through the Internet. The Help section embedded in the application itself is very useful to know the product on your own. The website is updated with news feed time by time that educates you of the new features or upgrades available.


Norton is a very capable antivirus software as it addresses the dreaded zero-day threats effectively and also provides the advanced mode of the installation. It performs faster scans, is quiet with less footprint over the memory and thus brings value to your money by making you satisfied with its great features. It would be a great buy given its rich set of features and technical advancement.

Features & Specifications:


  • 24×7 Threat Monitoring over suspicious behavior to quickly identify malware.
  • Automatically scans all the downloaded files to avoid online threats.
  • Removes aggressive and hard-to-remove infections that less sophisticated products often miss.
  • Browser Protection blocks unsafe websites that secretly download software to steal personal information.

Key Features:

  • SONAR Behavioral Protection & Live 24×7 Threat Monitoring – Detects and eliminates threats that have not been invented.
  • Threat-removal Layer – Targets and eliminates existing hard-to-remove threats.
  • Insight – Improves PC performance by scanning only unknown files and skips safe files.
  • Always up-to-date Product Version – Automatically receive important product and feature updates.

System Requirements:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:
  • 300 MHz for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz for Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 30 MB of HD space
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if not installing via electronic download)
Supported Operating System:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)

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