Norton Antivirus 2014

Reviewed by Chad Faith on

"Patented antivirus protection for your PC"

Overview

Looking for the ultimate antivirus solution? Well, your search is pretty much over here. With a bunch of robust features, Norton Antivirus is a very impressive antivirus program which does a great job in the detection and removing of malware. It continues to be improved upon and the latest installment will certainly make its customers very satisfied and happy. Let’s have a look at this security solution and analyze its features in this quick article.   

Installation

As Norton is a straightforward tool, its installation is smooth and fast. It doesn’t use the traditional Microsoft Windows installer so in under a minute, you will have the antivirus installed on your hard drive. They proprietary technology allows for a very quick installation process. Norton Antivirus doesn’t come bundled with adware or other programs and in terms of specs, it supports the versions of Windows platforms from XP onwards.

Interface

Simple and easy to navigate are the terms that define Norton’s interface. It is very straightforward and novice users will not have any problems starting a scan or setting up a scheduled scan. The very advanced functions are very easy to set up and on top of that, the interface also has a very clean and stylish look to it. Informative graphs, current security news and the updated locations of current threats are just a few things displayed by Norton’s interface.

Pros

We’re reached the good stuff – the features of Norton Antivirus. Norton Antivirus combines the traditional signature based protection with its SONAR 3 feature to offer some of the best and effective security solutions on the market. File behavior in real time is achieved through SONAR and thus malware-like behaviors and viruses are immediately stopped. Another great feature of Norton Antivirus is the “Silent” gamer mode. This feature, when activated, deals with the pop-ups of different programs that are very annoying when you’re in full screen watching a certain movie or playing a game. The “Smart Scheduler” feature is also attentive to your PC’s performance by only starting scheduled scans when your PC isn’t busy or idle. On top of these aspects, Norton Antivirus contains all of the features and functionality you’d come to expect from such a tool. Worms, trojans, bots, rootkits, hackers spyware and other malware threats are detected and erased by Norton. It is certainly very effective in protecting your PC, emails or IM messages.

Cons

Though it is pretty much celebrated, some would say that if the informative info displays can be made simple for home users, it would be the icing on the cake.

Alternatives

Antivirus alternatives for Norton Antivirus are represented by the following tools: Avast! Free Antivirus, Avira AntiVir Personal Free, Eset NOD32 Antivirus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus and more. For a complete and accurate protection, Norton’s functionality and efficiency is unbeatable.

Conclusion

There is a reason why Norton constantly scores the best anti-malware tests out there. It boasts an intrusion prevention system that’s very effective and coupled with the large amount of features it offers, Norton Antivirus is one of the best security solutions you can find. You certainly can’t go wrong with Norton Antivirus!

Requirements: 300MHz or higher processor, 256MB of RAM, 500MB of available hard disk space

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Norton Antivirus on 29 Oct 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
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