Norton 360

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 400 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    21.1.0.18
  • Total Downloads:
    2,432,880
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    220.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: The product has been discontinued by its publisher, and Download.com offers this page for informational purposes only.

Editors' Review

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Norton 360 is the top of Symantec's new line of premium anti-virus tools. Like its stablemates, Norton 360 offers real-time protection from a host of existing and emerging threats, including viruses, malware, phishing, corrupt downloads, and online scams. It protects your e-mail, social media sites, mobile devices, Cloud-based resources, and even your family. And Norton 360 also includes 24/7 technical support as part of its subscription price -- something free anti-virus tools can't match. You can install Norton 360 on three separate PCs, too, so it can protect your home network or other family members' computers (with help from Parental Controls). But Norton 360 goes further still with automatic backups and other enhancements. In fact, you might say that Norton 360 not only does more but does more for you, too.

If you're upgrading or already have a Norton account, Norton 360 practically installs itself. There's a lot going on behind the attractive, easy-to-navigate user interface, but plenty of assistance is available by clicking "Support" to access Support Contacts, Help files, Tutorials, and lots more. Under Tasks, we could choose from an impressive page full of tools and processes. Clicking any feature's tile exposed details, settings, and extras like the Identity Safe (local and online versions, actually) as well as Tuneup features like the Startup Manager and Disk Optimization. Once your system is protected, spend some time setting up any extras you need, such as Norton Family's parental controls or the My Network management tool.

Since it flagged our PC as At Risk, we let Norton 360 update itself and then apply Security, Identity, Backup, and Tuneup protection (like we said, it does most things automatically). We always run a full baseline scan with a new anti-virus tool. Norton's full system scan takes a while and looks at everything, though the next scan finishes faster. You can choose Quick and Custom scans, too. Sure, freeware offers similar basic protection, but few tools at any price can match Norton 360's comprehensive care. It protects your identity, privacy, and security while you surf, shop, and bank online.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Norton 360 6.0. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.4

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    • 4 star 1
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    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 36
    • 2 star 55
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5 stars

"EZ & Effective - I LOVE My Norton 360!!"

December 09, 2014  |  By hawk 101

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

EZ install, does most tasks automatically, great on-line chat & phone support, can install it on up to 3 devices, constantly monitoring your internet connection and downloads. Automatic virus updates & scans of firewall, facebook page etc. Automatically runs "reputation" scans of programs before you download from the internet and alerts you to possible threats. The back-up portion has "pulled my bacon out of the fire" on a few occasions.

Cons

Can be "balky" during download/installation form the internet, get the cd instead.
A small "free" "back-up" cloud.
For PC's you'll need to buy more "cloud" space - OR Blue Ray discs - OR an external drive.
For laptops you may get away with a couple of DVD's or a thumb drive.

Summary

Well worth the money, "best bang for your buck"

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5 stars

"Reliable and light on resources"

November 15, 2014  |  By craigminah

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

Quick, effective, unobtrusive, easy to use

Cons

Expensive, made int he USA

Summary

This is my go-to security suite.

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2 stars

"it sucks bitdefender is better."

October 08, 2014  |  By supaslick88

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

good antivirus

Cons

no protection for spyware or malware. No anti-theft feature like bitdefender. Hogs system resources.

Summary

Isn't worth the money. Bitdefender is by far better.

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1 stars

"Avoid at all costs"

September 29, 2014  |  By iansmccarthy

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

Comprehensive package WHEN it works

Cons

Unstable, repeatedly had to uninstall and reinstall with no alerts that it was no longer functioning.
Backup function worse than useless. When my hard drive crashed I couldn't restore from the Norton backup

A few weeks ago it crashed again and I uninstalled it. When I tried to reinstall it I got a message that I had to "chat" to a technician! Somebody in India then told me that I had to allow him to take remote control to reinstall Norton?! When I refused he told me that I appeared to have malware on my computer. I don't see how he would have known. Apparently if you cede control they will "find" a virus and then charge $99 to clean it. Very dubious behaviour

Summary

Avoid

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2 stars

"Wanna Be Cuffed?"

August 01, 2014  |  By SorinAcela

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

It strives to protect.

Cons

It ties your hands big time.
Die Hard - hard to uninstall.

Summary

It is a catastrophe! It "protects" you so well that practically it ties your hands almost completely. It blocks everything so most apps become crippled. Your network connection may become hardly unusable. When you try to modified settings, you get lost in the entanglement of its stupid design (that from a long-time computer user). Even when you want to get rid of it, you cannot just uninstall that! You need a special "Norton Removal Tool"!

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4 stars

"Very Good."

June 28, 2014  |  By dogesuchwow

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

High detection rates.
Many features.
User interface.

Cons

Slow scan.
Sometimes hog ram.
Sometimes crashes.

Summary

Recommended

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3 stars

"Doesn't Remove Spyware or Adware"

May 08, 2014  |  By NickMat25

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

Otherwise good for viruses

Cons

Does not protect you from Adware, Spyware, spybots, advertisers.

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5 stars

"Love Norton Always"

March 28, 2014  |  By PROSTYLE85

 |  Version: Norton 360 21.1.0.18

Pros

Great Features
Great Firewall
Doesn't slow down the computer
Monitor Performance and gives you weekly update
Always ask you before making a decision which is not what Bit-defender does.

Cons

Live Update may be slow at times but usually takes very little time

Summary

Tittle Says it all. I love Norton. Never gives me problems. It has good monitoring and doesn't slow down the computer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 21.1.0.18
  • Resolved the lost Internet connection when installing Norton on Windows 8
  • Fixed issue where a New Folder is created in outlook whenever outlook is opened with Norton Anti-Spam enabled
  • Resolved the error seen when trying to open Support page through NAV Main UI
General
Publisher Symantec
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
Release Date March 27, 2014
Date Added March 27, 2014
Version 21.1.0.18
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 220.92MB
File Name N360_21.1.0.18_SYMTB_CNET_MRFTT_752_10077.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,432,880
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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