Software
Symatec Endpoint Protection 14.2 - Client on PC (standard unmanaged client)
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
The installation is really simple, just approve the proposals shown. The duration of the installation depends on the device configuration.
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Well, being a product primarily addressed to the use endpoint so the UI is not simple but at the same time not too complex. Don’t expect a modern interface, the UI style is old (the first time the UI can be tricky but don't worry It will be easy to learn everything).
Usability
4.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
As mentioned above, the use of Norton SEP is not easy as it is an endpoint product. It offers a variety of settings, it's funny tweaking it!.
The notification alert may be annoying after a while but can be configured to perform actions autonomously without intervening and show notifications.
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
No noticeable slowness. On Archiving and unarchiving you notice a little slowness.
Private Byte Mem peak: 286Mb.
CPU: 1.4%-2.0%.

This product is not gaming friendly obviously, you will have to disable yourself notifications or you will be rekt during online games.
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
As you can see here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/enterprise/comparison/ and https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/business-security-test-march-april-2019-factsheet/
Norton SEP is one of the best endpoint/av suite on the market.
You can personalize every single aspect of the protection.
The heuristic is strong, can detect a lot of malicious program (even if sometimes it exaggerates, showing false positives but nothing negative).
SONAR is literally the key of this product, can detect 0-day malware easily, this SONAR is stronger than other Norton products (Norton Security Deluxe).
The Exploit protection and the firewall are very good.
To conclude, if you are looking for an endpoint product to use for the protection of your home PC, Norton SEP is a great alternative (30 days of trial included!).
Real-time file system protection
5.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
5.00 star(s)
Network protection
5.00 star(s)
Pros
Lots of great features
Low impact on system resources
Lightning fast scans
Highly configurable
Ransomware protection
Strong and reliable protection
Blocks even brand new malware
Consistently high test scores
Accurate and reliable antivirus engine
Virus signatures are updated very often
Excellent scores in independent tests
Great value
Features you can't get elsewhere for free
Effective malware removal
Multiple layers of protection
Cons
Not for beginners
Clumsy or awkward interface (UI)
Can be complex in some situations
Software installed on computer
Less than 30 days
Computer Specifications
i5 4690K
8GB RAM
GTX 960
120GB SDD - 1TB HDD
Recommended for
Experienced users
Overall Rating
5.00 star(s)
Disclaimer

Any views or opinions expressed are that of the member giving the information and may be subjective.
This software may behave differently on your device.

We encourage you to compare these opinions with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
Before buying a product you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.

Andrew3000

Level 6
Verified
Malware Tester
Agree but I found this to be heavy ,don't know why ,150-200 megs ram seems to be wrong .I tries this awhile back and got 20-30megs ram.Wonder why the high usage?
Nice question my friend. On my system it has """impact""" only on RAM. Windows and programs also have their own way of handling RAM. The more free RAM, the more they use it.
Honestly it is not very high use of RAM, bitdefender occupies 400-500mb (Home protection).
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
SEP is indeed a great product. It's stable, has a ton of tweaking options, is lightning fast and most importantly has superb malware protection. I have it installed in my college laptop and even though I've thrown tons of crap at it, it has managed to keep the laptop safe and secure. Once or twice it did give me false positives but it's nothing to worry about. The only complaint that I have is sometimes it doesn't update automatically. Whenever I run a manual update I find the database version number always changes indicating that auto update is not working always.
 

Andrew3000

Level 6
Verified
Malware Tester
SEP is indeed a great product. It's stable, has a ton of tweaking options, is lightning fast and most importantly has superb malware protection. I have it installed in my college laptop and even though I've thrown tons of crap at it, it has managed to keep the laptop safe and secure. Once or twice it did give me false positives but it's nothing to worry about. The only complaint that I have is sometimes it doesn't update automatically. Whenever I run a manual update I find the database version number always changes indicating that auto update is not working always.
Have you tried to put the update frequency in continuously mode? :D
 

Dave Russo

Level 9
Verified
one of the best av in the market
Would you be willing to give your top 3 Av"s?

Giving it a spin after finding a dirt cheap price on e-bay,impressed as its firewall passes the cursed {,The Test - Test Your Metal by Fortinet} ,test ,only saw Eset pass it,Can"t find any tests against malware on internet ,anyone have a link? Seems solid,but outside of Andrew3000 review{He seems to be well informed} any more second opinions?
 

Bill K

Level 3
Would you be willing to give your top 3 Av"s?

Giving it a spin after finding a dirt cheap price on e-bay,impressed as its firewall passes the cursed {,The Test - Test Your Metal by Fortinet} ,test ,only saw Eset pass it,Can"t find any tests against malware on internet ,anyone have a link? Seems solid,but outside of Andrew3000 review{He seems to be well informed} any more second opinions?
I also found a seller on eBay from Germany who claims to providing a download link for an activated SEP 14 with lifetime license and updates for a very low price. Is such a product license even a reality? I thought you have to pay per month... I'm guessing that this would be tied to some existing account which will remain under their control. I'd appreciate any advice on whether this is even worth considering or if it's just another example of something being too good to be true. TIA
 
Would you be willing to give your top 3 Av"s?

Giving it a spin after finding a dirt cheap price on e-bay,impressed as its firewall passes the cursed {,The Test - Test Your Metal by Fortinet} ,test ,only saw Eset pass it,Can"t find any tests against malware on internet ,anyone have a link? Seems solid,but outside of Andrew3000 review{He seems to be well informed} any more second opinions?
Kaspersky Norton and Bitdefender
 
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Dave Russo

Level 9
Verified
I also found a seller on eBay from Germany who claims to providing a download link for an activated SEP 14 with lifetime license and updates for a very low price. Is such a product license even a reality? I thought you have to pay per month... I'm guessing that this would be tied to some existing account which will remain under their control. I'd appreciate any advice on whether this is even worth considering or if it's just another example of something being too good to be true. TIA
Its working for me,same seller,I think you are right about the existing account.GL

Its working for me,same seller,I think you are right about the existing account.GL
I f you decide to try ,I recommend manual updating,left side inb Blue section,as I have not found the continuous mode mentioned by others yet
 
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SeriousHoax

Level 11
Verified
Malware Tester
Great review. I personally tried it few months ago. I have exactly the same opinion about the program specially the notification part. It really is very annoying. Auto protect did this or that popup and it also comes in the middle of the screen instead of bottom right. As far as I remember the notification doesn't automatically go away too after a while like normal Antivirus program. But except this everything is great. Any home user can use it if they want.
 

Burrito

Level 21
Verified
I think I'm going to pass on this... not comfortable with my 'lifetime license' being under the control of an external account which I have no control over. :cautious: Thanks for your input sharing your experience Dave! (y)
Yeah, this sounds like some sysadmin ripping off his company.

All will be ok until the company decides to audit all those home-use accounts.... and then it will be game over. And that eBay seller will be gone..

Kaspersky Norton and Bitdefender
Yeah, setting aside the next-gen ML types (Cylance, CrowdStrike, Deep Instinct...) those three are THE three that have consistently tested best across platforms, against all types of malware, and with all of the major test organizations --- for over a decade. Other products come and go... but those are the three.