Norton AntiBot

Norton AntiBot

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1310
  • Total Downloads:
    24,386
  • Date Added:
    August 08, 2007
  • File Size:
    10.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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Editors' Review

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Norton AntiBot provides a simple way to actively monitor the processes running on your computer in order to quarantine or delete malware items. The program doesn't require an active scan--once protection is enabled, it is monitoring your system in real time. As a minor component in a full security suite, Norton AntiBot is a valuable tool for monitoring active processes. As a full-fledged app, however, it lacks the power and features of similar free applications that manage and monitor processes, ports, sockets, hosts, services, and more.

Unlike the bigger Norton security products, the AntiBot software installs very quickly and plays nicely with other security software you may have installed. It is unfortunate that users have to provide a valid e-mail address that gets added to a Symantec marketing list, but the e-mail address does not have to be confirmed to download the installer.

The Norton AntiBot interface is divided into three main tabs. The Status tab displays the activity of the application, including whether it is enabled, how many processes are monitored, and how many malware items are removed. The Advanced tab lists all of the processes that are monitored, allowed, or quarantined. Clicking on any of the items in the monitoring list will display useful classifications about the process on the right, such as "Window not visible," "Hidden on filesystem," or "Spawns other processes"--each of these classifications create a general safety rating for each process. The final tab, Settings, simply lets you specify your threat notifications, check for software updates, or buy the full version.

Norton AntiBot works adequately and is very easy to set up, but the features are limited when compared with other software of the same ilk, most of which is free and uses a smaller memory footprint. The inclusion of an on-demand malware scanner, or more details about Windows Services, ports, and hosts, would make it more valuable, as would the more general utility of managing processes by assigning priority. Norton AntiBot does not include its own uninstaller, but all traces were easily removed by the Windows Add/Remove Programs dialog.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Norton 360 now is just maybe (Norton 300)"

    September 09, 2008   |   By cdtomcat

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    No at this point

    Cons

    This should be part of the Norton 360. 360 refers to All Around but I guess not.
    Sysmantec needs to Change the name to match its marketing ploy.

    Summary

    Needs to be added to Norton 360 to keep it All Around name.

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  • 5 stars

    "The BEST BEHAVIOR BASED DETECTOR"

    August 28, 2008   |   By hex_614

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    VERY SIMPLE
    EASY TO USE
    UNOBSTRUSSIVE
    GREAT DETECTIONS AND CLEANING
    SIMPLE YET THE BEST COMPARED TO TF 3.5

    Cons

    NONE FOR NORTON ANTIBOT

    Summary

    I RECOMMENCD THIS PRODUCT TOGETHER WITH YOUR FAVORITE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE.

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  • 1 stars

    "still no "

    June 08, 2008   |   By super61

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    it damage my sound on vista

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Unobtrusive"

    May 16, 2008   |   By AcidBladeWar

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    It doesn't pop-up everytime I open something. If it doesn't pop-up for you, you probably don't have any viruses. Why do people want warnings? This is the smartest HIPS product I have ever used. Very light on resources.

    Cons

    It works. I don't get why people want warnings when unobtrusiveness is very convenient.

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  • 1 stars

    "the maker is?"

    May 05, 2008   |   By 0zSpit

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Cons

    it's made by norton, it's got to be junk!

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  • 3 stars

    "Good on XP, killed audio on Vista."

    March 27, 2008   |   By Chainmail2006

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    1) Runs silently on the system tray.

    2) Like all Symantic products, has a nice GUI.

    3) Monitors services, processes and programs fir suspicious behavior.

    4) Light on system recourses.

    Cons

    No problems on my XP Pro drive. Killed my audio on Vista Home premium drive. If it's not good for both, I won't be getting a license for it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good! After number 0, it's number 1 stuff."

    March 26, 2008   |   By dy_ngyn

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

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  • 1 stars

    "Norton isn't Thinking Again"

    March 04, 2008   |   By n0lxx

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Cons

    Norton AntiBot DOES NOT work with Windows XP Professional 64-BIT. Guess I need to find another Anti-Bot program that will work. The same thing happened with all my Norton products I had bought. NONE of them work with Windows XP Pro 64-BIT. C-Net needs to start testing to see if the products work with 64-BIT systems, which ones, and mark them that way. Right now they don't do that.

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  • 1 stars

    "Awful"

    January 15, 2008   |   By rosedarling27

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    Nothing

    Cons

    I have had nothing but problem with Norton Antibot. I have had to uninstall and re-install this product so many times, as per Norton support. It doesn't update. I was given another product, and it worked for less than a month. It happened again. NOW, they tell me they will get back to me in 2 days. What's the point of having a product to protect your computer that doesn't work. Sorry, not a great product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful stuff!"

    October 17, 2007   |   By barsteward

    Version: Norton AntiBot 1.0.1310

    Pros

    Easy to install and set up.Hides away in the corner and you forget it.. no difference to the pc's speed at all. I love it.........5 big stars!!!!!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.0.1310
    Version 1.0.1310 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Symantec
    Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
    Release Date August 08, 2007
    Date Added August 08, 2007
    Version 1.0.1310
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 10.22MB
    File Name NAB_ESD_SYMC_1310_setup32.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 24,386
    Downloads Last Week 4
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 15-day trial
    Price $29.99
     
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