Norton AntiBot

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1310
  • Total Downloads:
    24,435
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    10.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.22MB
File Name NAB_ESD_SYMC_1310_setup32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,435
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.99
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