Norton 360

Norton 360

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 398 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,421,715
  • Date Added:
    March 04, 2009
  • File Size:
    220.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,130
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Norton 360 is arguably the best-known software security suite in the world, but that doesn't necessarily make it the best. However, in this latest version Symantec responds aggressively to user complaints concerning resource-hogging while including improvements in botnet detection, warnings for suspicious online retailers, and virus-definition file updates pushed every 15 minutes.

The suite includes antivirus, antispyware, antiphishing, antispam, antirootkit protection, a firewall, Symantec's SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advance Response) behavioral-monitoring software, and a vulnerability assessment tool to see what Windows updates your computer might be missing. It also rolls in 2GB of free online storage for backing up your most important files, which can be upgraded for a price. The resources manager lets you streamline your boot cycle to start faster when the computer's off. The new install time is blazingly fast, and should clock in for most users at under or around one minute.

The interface overhaul is much easier to manage, with horizontal navigation and clearly delineated categories. Advanced options are available from two text links on the top nav, Tasks and Settings. From here, users familiar with Norton 360 will find more choices than ever before to customize and tweak protection behavior. In many ways, this version of Norton 360 has finally caught up with the times. Although it may pain the cynics to hear this, Norton 360's revamped approach to security and ease of use and its emphasis on speed make the program worthy of consideration again.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 131 votes

    • 5 star 49
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 40
  • All Versions

    2.8

    out of 398 votes

    • 5 star 115
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 36
    • 2 star 55
    • 1 star 143
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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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    General
    Publisher Symantec
    Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
    Release Date March 04, 2009
    Date Added March 04, 2009
    Version 4.0
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems 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 2,421,715
    Downloads Last Week 2,130
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $79.99

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