Norton 360

Norton 360

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 396 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
6.0
File Size:
220.92MB
Date Added:
September 15, 2012
Price:
Free to try; annual subscription; 30-day opt-out trial (30-day trial); $89.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
2,412,783
Downloads Last Week:
2,101
Product ranking:
#10 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 396 votes

    • 5 star: 115
    • 4 star: 49
    • 3 star: 36
    • 2 star: 54
    • 1 star: 142
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 55 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 13
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Norton 360
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Norton 360

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK