Q&A How many of you use Norton 2017? Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Norton (Symantec)' started by francis de lorraine, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. francis de lorraine

    Mar 19, 2017
    ecrouves (54) france
    Windows 10

    Who uses Norton to do tests against malware ?
  2. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61

    Jun 9, 2013
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    I have Norton Security installed on one machine here and it does okay in my testing, Sonar is very good. :)
  3. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

    Feb 13, 2017
    PLC programmer - Robotics industry
    Windows 10
    I don't make malware testing, but I have used Norton for a good period and I can say it is an excellent product. Signature-based and behavioral detection are the top.
  4. francis de lorraine

    Mar 19, 2017
    ecrouves (54) france
    Windows 10
    [QUOTE = « Frogboy, poste: 614411, membre: 13550 »] J'ai Norton Security installé sur une machine ici et il ne bien dans mes tests, Sonar est très bon. :)[/CITATION]

    thank you ,l use it and against the scripts it reacted how,in the past it wast not very strong
  5. BugCode

    BugCode Level 10

    Jan 9, 2017
    Oeno Island
    Got it and have been testing it also, now 1 of my son's laptop. Did/do a good job just default settings also, nice one, i could suggest!
  6. I ´m a Norton user. It´s really good and light, with an excellent detection an easy firewall 100% recommended, along with Eset and Kaspersky, Norton is my favorite solution ... but I do not like its GUI.
  7. mastermind

    mastermind Level 1

    Dec 25, 2015
    Windows 10
    norton security is very good detection and light on system
  8. francis de lorraine

    Mar 19, 2017
    ecrouves (54) france
    Windows 10
    #8 francis de lorraine, Mar 31, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 31, 2017
    yes it works perfectly well on my machine and l am sure that its module proactive and more efficient than its competitor kaspersky

    oui, il fonctionne parfaitement bien sur ma machine et je suis sûr que son module proactif et plus efficace que son concurrent kaspersky [/ QUOTE]

    it sometimes misses adwares and pups but like many other av but their uninstallation remains easy
  9. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 17

    Jan 16, 2017
    Outer space
    Windows 8.1
    They've really improved this product compared to few years back. It was unusable in my computer 4 years ago. I installed a free trial for some days few months ago on the same computer and it performed very well. It also has very good detection rate.
  10. Daniel Hidalgo

    Daniel Hidalgo Level 32
    Trusted AV Tester

    Mar 17, 2015
    system technique
    Tultitlan, Mexico State, Mexico
    Windows 10
    In my case I have been testing Norton for more than 3 years and I can tell you that it is one of the most complete products that has seen improved safety and performance issues in the last years.
    Its strengths are SONAR, cloud technology (Insight), safe web, Norton Intrution Prevention and its firewall.
    If anything, its weaknesses are the adwares and some False positives, but is a minimum in relation to the benefits
  11. ttto

    ttto Level 7

    Sep 22, 2016
    MacOS High Sierra
    Another Norton user since 2005 version. In my opinion, it is the product which has improved the most in recent years. It's performance is fantastic in their products of all devices, and it's protection is as good as it's lightness. You only have to see @Daniel Hidalgo 's tests in MT hub to see it's effectiveness.
  12. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52

    Aug 2, 2015
    Central US
    Linux Mint
    I agree Frog.
    I used to be a BIG Norton360 fan. I loved everything about it. When Norton did away with the 360 line I dropped them like
    a bad habit and moved on to BitDefender, mind you this was some years ago.
    Norton has always been a Strong software, with only a few issues or shortcomings, but here lately they have really turned up
    the heat and started doing a very awesome job. Lots of respect to them for turning their software into a major contender
    again. Norton in my Opinion is worth the price of admission in 2017, and will be far into the future, if they stay the course
    they are on now.
  13. brod56

    brod56 Level 12

    Feb 13, 2017
    Windows 10
    Its a solid solution. Its one of my favourites along Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Emsisoft.
  14. motox781

    motox781 Level 5

    Apr 1, 2015
    Windows 10
    Norton user here. Download Insight is pretty amazing.
  15. Schank873

    Schank873 Level 2

    Dec 7, 2014
    How does Norton handle PUPS?
  16. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 11

    Jul 13, 2014
    Distant galaxy
    Windows 10
    Yes, it's worth it.A bit expensive, but a solid product for sure.:)
  17. Faybert

    Faybert Level 19
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    Florianópolis, Brazil
    Windows 10
    Sometimes I use it in my tests, it's a good AV, it always does well in my tests, SONAR is powerful, I just do not use it because I do not feel safe with American AV, and I also do not like its GUI.
  18. Trooper

    Trooper Level 6

    Aug 28, 2015
    Windows 10
    Using it again on my PC as of last night. I do not install the toolbars however. Am I still relatively safe? What recommended settings are you guys running?

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  19. S3cur1ty 3nthu5145t

    May 22, 2017
    I was a long time user of Norton Security myself, testing it regularly. It is solid protection, there is no doubt. Its Smart Firewall and Network Protection alone is worth the cost of purchasing it. The layers of Download/File Insight coupled with Sonar are excellent combined with the Av. Generally most unknowns are flagged by Download Insight if not File insight. Only a few times have I managed to slip something past it and it was as stated above, adware or occasionally a PUP. These testing's were at default settings, but if one were to venture into settings, they can set Sonar to aggressive as well as how the firewall responds to malicious traffic and have a hay day. Application Control gives you some options as well.

    If I were to list anything I do not like about it, it would be the long time standing debate of why they still use a browser toolbar and why Safe Search is powered with ASK. Also the company is not well known for working with its customers support wise and or suggestion wise in a efficient way. Some of their methods for dealing with issues can leave a little to be desired.

    Bottom line though, if you are wondering if Norton can protect a system, yes, yes it can, but this statement is not handed lightly, as it depends on the user that is utilizing it and their habits.
    Schank873, JB007, ZeroDay and 4 others like this.
  20. Trooper

    Trooper Level 6

    Aug 28, 2015
    Windows 10
    Thanks for your reply. I work in IT for a living so I am not a novice or anything like that. However I have had issues finding a third party av that tends to play nice with my Windows 10 setup. Most of the products I have tried did not work so well. I went back to Norton last night like I mentioned and so far so good. I do not care for the toolbars same as you and using ASK. Just crazy if you ask me. Wish they would do away them to be honest.

    I guess if I need something else for protection maybe I will go with VoodooShield or something of that nature. Just looking to secure my home PC from most of the bad guys out there. My machine is always up to date. I also use Google Chrome with uBlock and HTTPS Everywhere and a few other goodies just to be safe. If all else fails I have backups.

    Good to know that Norton does well with the entire package. I was just a bit concerned about not using the toolbars, but eh. Just to much going on in them for my taste. Oh I also use OpenDNS and have my PC locked down a bit. Nothing too crazy but it is not just a standard install of W10 CU.

    Thanks for your insight!
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