Is Norton any good these days? Should I buy this antivirus?

Discussion in 'Norton (Symantec)' started by francis de lorraine, Oct 2, 2017.


Can Norton Security Standard on its own protect a PC?

Poll closed Nov 1, 2017.
  1. Yes

    44 vote(s)
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
  1. Dima007

    Dima007 Level 22

    Apr 24, 2013
    Yep Trial version It's a great idea
    Cats-4_Owners-2 likes this.
  2. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 11

    May 3, 2015
    Windows 10
    I wouldn't recommend it a few years ago. But it has improved a lot this last year and offers very good protection. You should definitely try it before buying, of course.
  3. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 35
    Content Creator

    Oct 9, 2016
    Far East
    Recent update adds another layer of ransomware protection

    Feature changes:

    Norton 22.11 Product Update available now
    Cats-4_Owners-2 and XhenEd like this.
  4. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 35
    Content Creator

    Oct 9, 2016
    Far East
    #24 HarborFront, Oct 11, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
    Some recent youtube reviews here

    July Test

    August Test

    September Tests

    October Test

    Likes - Great malicious/phishing URLs removal. File detection ratio is of mixed results

    Some negatives like

    slow response (....analysing)
    unable to remove some malwares
    clunkyness and unpolish in usability
    not good against zero-days
    not good against keyloggers
    above average result against ransomware

    Overall - Get a better product
  5. Allena

    Allena Level 1

    Feb 8, 2018
    Woodbridge, Virginia
    Windows 8.1
    Norton still regards as the top anti-virus software due to its bellow key features:
    • Provides protection against viruses, spyware, malware, and other online attacks.
    • Maintains your privacy, no matter what device you are using.
    • Avoids unsafe websites and suspicious downloads.
    • Lets you move protection from one device to another.
    Moreover, Your browser's performance can be affected if it is infected with a malware. If you have Norton installed on your computer, perform a full system scan to rule out a threat infection. If the scan did not detect any threat, or you cannot perform a scan, recommended that you run a scan using Norton Power Eraser. Norton Power Eraser is a free, downloadable tool that uses aggressive methods to detect threats.
    amico81 likes this.
  6. December

    December Level 1

    Jan 18, 2015
    I am using Trend Micro, but still trust Norton Security. One thing, I dislike it is Norton can't get along with MS Edge browser... So, I gave it up.
    frogboy likes this.
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