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Overview

The US software company Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982, according to information provided by itself employs over 18,000 employees and is situated in Mountain View (California). Symantec sells its security software under the name Norton (taken over in 1990 by Peter Norton Computing). The software  is based on state-of-the-art security technologies, protects the computer against online threats and the user data against cyber criminals

Norton offers reliable protection against viruses, ransomware, malware and spyware. Thanks to a huge intelligent network, the anti-virus program can detect threats extremely quickly. The software ensures that personal data does not get into the wrong hands and is secure. Norton isolates and removes online threats and protects its users against spam.

The anti-virus software can be tested for up to 30 days without financial risks. Norton is very modest in terms of system requirements and runs on older operating systems. Users can contact the friendly community or the Symantec Corporation customer support by email, online chat and telephone with their problems or questions.

Performance Daten - Norton – AntiVirus

FeatureValue
Virus detection 3/10
System load 2/10
Reliability 3/10
Range of features 4/10
Usability 4/10
Help & Support 2/10
Pros
  • Protects against viruses, spyware, ransomware and malware
  • Lower price
  • 30-day test version
Cons
  • Few additional functions
  • Slow system scan

Prices and Conditions

Deluxe
$79.99
56%
$34.99
per year
BEST OFFER
Premium
$89.99
50%
$44.99
per year
Standard
$59.99
50%
$29.99
per year

Overview

The US software company Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982, according to information provided by itself employs over 18,000 employees and is situated in Mountain View (California). Symantec sells its security software under the name Norton (taken over in 1990 by Peter Norton Computing). The software  is based on state-of-the-art security technologies, protects the computer against online threats and the user data against cyber criminals

Norton offers reliable protection against viruses, ransomware, malware and spyware. Thanks to a huge intelligent network, the anti-virus program can detect threats extremely quickly. The software ensures that personal data does not get into the wrong hands and is secure. Norton isolates and removes online threats and protects its users against spam.

The anti-virus software can be tested for up to 30 days without financial risks. Norton is very modest in terms of system requirements and runs on older operating systems. Users can contact the friendly community or the Symantec Corporation customer support by email, online chat and telephone with their problems or questions.

Real-time protection

The Norton protection module starts automatically when booting up the PC and is active the entire operating time. The real-time protection runs in the background of the operating system and protects the PC against all possible threats and malware online. The anti-virus software is supported by one of the world’s largest networks and can detect new threats extremely quickly and render them harmless. The patented protection is constantly updated through automated updates and detects and repairs new malware.

The software works in the background and does not disturb users while working or doing other things. There is also no annoying advertising in the form of pop-ups. Thanks to proactive protection, threats from the internet can be stopped before they infect PCs. Norton email scans are additionally supported in all standard email programs that are compatible with POP3. All incoming emails are automatically inspected for malware infestation.

Safe surfing

In addition to the proven protection against viruses and other online malware, Norton has other functions and protective mechanisms. With its state-of-the-art security technologies, the anti-virus software from Symantec ensures that users can surf the Internet safely. All private information from the user, including sensitive financial data, is protected automatically as soon as the user goes online. As a result, Norton users can shop online and perform financial transactions confidently.

Norton protects its users from phishing, internet scammers and Day Zero attacks. Cyber criminals do not have access to sensitive user data and cannot blackmail users. Due to the low subscription fee, the software does not have child protection. This function and a few other features are included in the functionality of the more expensive versions of Norton. Thanks to a seamless upgrade option, buyers can easily switch between different software versions and customize functions to fit their needs.

Performance

Norton does not need any current hardware, gets by with few resources and can also be installed on older operating systems. The real-time protection starts together with the operating system and remains active in the background throughout the entire operating time. Users do not notice Norton except for a small icon and tare not restricted while playing or working. Thanks to resource-friendly technology, the anti-virus program does not have a negative impact on PC performance and does not make it noticeably slower. If the user starts a scan, Norton becomes somewhat more noticeable. A full scan takes a relatively long time, but does not put a lot of strain on the computer.. Users can run other programs at the same time without any problems.

Special features

The basic version of Norton offers users fantastic protection against all threats from the Internet and does not cost much when compared to other programs. Customers receive the proven anti-virus solution for just 20 euro per year. Symantec also offers 3 more versions of the popular security solution. These have a few additional features, such as backup protection, premium child security or an integrated firewall. The Norton versions cost more because of this. If users of the basic version need further functions, they can simply upgrade theirNorton software. They only pay the pro-rata price and can install the anti-virus program on additional devices.

User-friendliness

Norton can be subscribed to at a low annual price and quickly installed on a computer. The software updates automatically after product activation and performs a system scan. Norton is distinguished by an extremely user-friendly program interface and is fully avaiable in German. In contrast to other programs, Norton works on many platforms and on older Windows operating systems from XP.

 

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The Norton website has a clear and user-friendly design  and provides its users with a lot of useful information. Here, users can find detailed information about the different functions, a helpful community and the most important answers to standard questions. Should there be any further questions or problems, the support department can help by email, chat or telephone.

Help & support

Symantec user support is available to Norton software customers in writing by email, in real time in the online chat and personally by telephone. Customers can contact chat support from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM . The telephone support can be reached through a fee-based German telephone number from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM . The staff are friendly and competent and speak German. The first version of Norton was developed in 1989 already and over the years the anti-virus software has been distinguished 37 times with the title “Editorial Recommendation” by PC Magazine.

Summary

The anti-virus software concentrates on what is most important and is convincing with its successful protection against all threats, high detection rate and fast elimination. For a low annual price of around 20 euros, buyers receive professional protection against viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware and harmful software. Users benefit from intuitive operation, resource-friendly technology and are not disturbed during their daily tasks on the computer.  Norton additionally protects its users’ privacy, inspects all email inboxes and guarantees a secure internet stay. Thanks to a seamless upgrade option, customers receive more functions at a low surcharge.

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