Norton Security Review
Norton is the most famous name in security software, and for good reason.
Norton Security: Overall
Best for: People looking for a trusted name in security software.
Pros: Good protection and performance scores, plethora of features.
Cons: Expensive, have to pay extra for some features.
Norton Security: Price
If you are only looking to protect one device, Norton offers protection for $44.99/year. You can protect all your devices with extra features with the Deluxe package for $49.99/year, or you can opt for the Premium package, which is geared toward families, for $59.99/year.
Norton Security: Features
- Full virus and malware scan
- Phishing protection
- Spam filter
- Intelligent firewall
- Identity Safe, a password manager
- Parental controls (extra cost)
- File cleanup, to improve performance
- Online backup (extra cost)
Norton Security: Performance
While Norton is the biggest name in security software, it also has been having issues competing with other top names in recent years. One area it has been having issues is performance. While still towards the top of the heap where performance is concerned, it scored 5.5 out of 6 from AV-Test, which is lower than a few of the other top performers.
Norton Security: Protection
Norton is still a powerhouse in the security software world, and you can still see that in their protection abilities. The also scored perfect marks from AV-Test’s protection tests, taking home a 6 out of 6. AV-Test tests all the features of each security software product with its own malicious viruses, spam, etc., to get an accurate account of how reliable the products are.
Norton Security: Support
Norton has probably the best customer support out of any other security software service, mostly due to its money-back guarantee. If Norton can’t block a virus or malware, they will refund the cost of the product. Norton also offers phone, email and chat support 24/7.