App Review Norton Security for Gamers 22.22.11.12

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Hello and welcome to the Norton test!
Norton is a well-known American antivirus and security leader.
The software had a very bad reputation before but managed to rebound several years ago.
In this version, Norton has a new look and abandons its small alerts for bigger and more detailed ones.
Personally, I liked it before. I find the yellow alerts ugly and the blue bar very ugly...but that's a matter of taste.

As far as protection is concerned, Norton is still at the top!
On the Web, it blocked all the malware I downloaded and has the luxury of stopping the fake crack at launch! No malware was dropped!

On the pack, Norton is much faster than before on the treatment of threats. However, it had a difficulty to remove a threat, it removed it thanks to Auto-Protect.
Norton also resists on the pack, blocks the installation of RevengeRat thanks to its anti-intrusion system. It will only remain NetSupport on reboot (I did not reboot in video)
The system is very easy to clean, Norton is recommendable.



RAM Usage : Light
Malware URL test : 10/10 (All blocked)
Fake crack : 1/1 (detected)
Malware Pack : Remaining 17 files out of 287.
Norton proves its performance again in this test.
It prevents Powershell scripts from installing malware, blocked the installation of Revenge RAT and seems very consistent in its shields.
It will only miss NetSupport, but the system can be easily cleaned.

Resistance to script attacks: Yes

Result :
Norton: 0
NPE : 0
KVRT : 8

Recommand : Yes
System Clean : The system is protected. Revenge RAT did not install, Norton alerts stop on reboot. NetSupport is present but can be removed easily.

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franz

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Hello and welcome to the Norton test!
Norton is a well-known American antivirus and security leader.
The software had a very bad reputation before but managed to rebound several years ago.
In this version, Norton has a new look and abandons its small alerts for bigger and more detailed ones.
Personally, I liked it before. I find the yellow alerts ugly and the blue bar very ugly...but that's a matter of taste.



@nickstar1 and @Divine_Barakah request
Thanks again for another great test my friend 😍
 

Razza

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Nice one (y)

Yeah, very odd issue. F-Secure also has a similar issue, where it can't remove threats on scan and in some occasion Bitdefender also.
I've also seen other vendors do it, I had it once on BD but resolved it fine the 2nd try, not sure what causes it since if the file not actively running or opened by any process then AV should be able to delete or quarantined zero issues.
 

outlawxtorn

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Thanks for the test!
Note: Your computer's processor must be minimum four cores for Game Optimizer to work.
For those interested: Game Optimizer is patented technology for multi-core CPU PCs. It provides an immersive game experience by reducing performance interruptions while still maintaining your computer's security. By isolating non-essential applications to a single CPU core, it allows the rest of the CPUs to be allocated to game.
 

CyberDevil

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they are only going to improve with all the new threat data and technologies they will implement from other products
Excuse me, but what have they implemented in terms of security from the technologies of the acquired firms? Did I miss something? It seems to me that the only thing they took is the game optimizer from Bullguard (but it is not certain, but the optimizer appeared a couple of months after the purchase of Bullguard, as I remember.), but as for security inside it's still the same Symantec in its purest form.
 

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As expected TOP performance from Norton, but few issues are overactive wrong detection from their cloud : WS.Reputation, Heur.AdvML.B/C. Highest FP rate than any other TOP LIST SECURITY vendors.

Their scanner has issues, Norton can't remove a simple .Virlock file that is just idle on the system via a right click static scan. Either exclude or reach support, where user can delete the same within a sec.
 

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As expected TOP performance from Norton, but few issues are overactive wrong detection from their cloud : WS.Reputation, Heur.AdvML.B/C. Highest FP rate than any other TOP LIST SECURITY vendors.

Their scanner has issues, Norton can't remove a simple .Virlock file that is just idle on the system via a right click static scan. Either exclude or reach support, where user can delete the same within a sec.
and it sometimes ignores malwares coming from USB drive
 

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Excuse me, but what have they implemented in terms of security from the technologies of the acquired firms? Did I miss something? It seems to me that the only thing they took is the game optimizer from Bullguard (but it is not certain, but the optimizer appeared a couple of months after the purchase of Bullguard, as I remember.), but as for security inside it's still the same Symantec in its purest form.
Without a doubt Norton will incorporate “some” internals from avast and the other products. This will take time but like I said I already see changes being made to its behavioral detection. Shadows review proved my suspicions of the product improvements.
 

Shadowra

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Hey @Shadowra have you tried game optimisation in practice? I wonder how it works, I want to test it in something really heavy on my laptop. Is 60 days a standard trial for this version? Did you enter a credit card? :)

Hello :)

No I didn't test it because I'm not a big fan of booster but according to feedbacks, Norton will delay some functions like scans or updates.

And no. I found it in download at Gigabyte which proposed it
 

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