User Feedback Norton 360 Review

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Full software title and current version
Norton 360 (
Download and install rating
3.00 star(s)
Download and install feedback
The installation process is generally smooth.
- 1 star deducted for installing Norton Crypto alongside Norton 360 without user's consent (although it is disabled by default).
- 1 star deducted for the lack of a progressive bar during the installation process.
Interface rating
3.00 star(s)
Interface feedback
In general, the UI is well-organized, but it appears to be outdated and has a lot of room for improvement.
- 1 star deducted for the mismatch between My Norton interface (seems to be modern) and Norton 360 interface (seems to be outdated)
- 1 star deducted for the problematic Security History interface, which is prone to crashing when there are a lot of logs to display.
Usability rating
4.00 star(s)
Usability feedback
- 1 star deducted for the relatively high FP rate, as per my experience and AV-C results.
- 1 star deducted, because you can't close multiple notifications with a single click.
- 1 star added for fast full system scan, thanks to the Norton Community reputation data.
Performance rating
5.00 star(s)
Performance feedback
Norton is one of the lightest AV products I've ever used. Almost no impact on system performance.
- 1 star deducted for the relatively high system resource usage when removing threats.
- 1 star added for the excellent overall performance.
Basic protection rating
5.00 star(s)
Basic protection feedback
According to the results of my testing and independent testing organizations, Norton offers best-in-class protection against all types of malware.
Scan engine: 4 stars. (Machine learning-based detection is great. For Signature-based detection, in some cases, a small change to sample will cause Norton to fail to detect. Detections like Trojan.Gen.X are solely based on sample hash. Also, in some cases, Norton is slower to respond to new threats than Kaspersky.)
Behavioral detection engine: 4 stars. (SONAR is doing a good job. It cannot, however, restore files that have been encrypted by ransomware. SONAR is reliant on a reliable internet connection.)
Firewall / IPS: 5 stars. Best-in-class.
Safeweb: 5 stars. It's nice and can effectively block online threats.
    • Minimal setup required
    • Low impact on system resources
    • Lightning fast scans
    • Easy to use
    • Ransomware protection
    • Strong and reliable protection
    • Detects or blocks in the wild malware
    • Consistently high test scores
    • Effective malicious URL blocking
    • Virus signatures are updated daily
    • Excellent scores in independent tests
    • Multi-layer protection approach
    • Can be costly to run
    • Advanced users may want more control
    • Short on configuration options
    • Clumsy or awkward interface (UI)
    • Includes paid-for components (paywall)
    • Nags about purchasing other version
    • Higher than average false positives
Time spent using
More than 1 year
Overall rating
4.00 star(s)

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