Norton AntiVirus

Norton AntiVirus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 692 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2008
  • Total Downloads:
    9,645,959
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 29, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $39.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    110.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,618
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Although Symantec provides users with a full-function 15-day trial of its Norton AntiVirus 2008 program, which is good, there are a few gotchas along the way.

One, to download, you must provide your name and e-mail address to Symantec. Two, you will be asked to load the Yahoo toolbar along with the demo Norton AntiVirus 2008 (we suggest you disable that). Three, you will be asked to provide name, address, and phone number before continuing (we found that by hitting Next three times, we were finally offered a Skip option).

Once installed, however, the protection provided by Norton is quite good, even excellent, removing viruses, spyware, and rootkits alike. We could do without the thick, oppressive interface, and wish there were more configuration options beyond enable or disable, and more documentation to explain these options. Finally, beware the premium services being offered in the technical support section; for example, having an expert remotely repair your computer could cost you $69.

There is an uninstall option within the Norton AntiVirus 2008 trial, although after our 15-day trial period ended, we needed to use the Norton Removal Tool to completely remove all traces. While companies often leave some data behind to prevent serial trial users, Norton leaves behind more registry changes and files than most.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 187 votes

    • 5 star 48
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 93
  • All Versions

    2.5

    out of 692 votes

    • 5 star 178
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 46
    • 2 star 74
    • 1 star 332
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5 stars

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September 26, 2008  |  By sunny9713058602

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

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1 stars

"Norton is the best and the worst"

September 22, 2008  |  By sananooreen

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

Excellent security, if all cons are ignored. Never had a virus, worm, trojan hack, been using Norton AV for five years now.

Cons

Too intrusive, slows the PC down like crazy and eats into the RAM. People want Antivirus for functions and security, not for yellow eye-candy. Graphic rich program's useless because ppl dont want to spend quality time with their AV.

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5 stars

"it is the best"

September 21, 2008  |  By sameerthebest

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

it is big b in the field of antivirus

Cons

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2 stars

"Slow, Expensive and Buggy"

July 30, 2008  |  By crossedflags96

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Cons

Not only is it slow, buggy, and expensive, but it's also almost impossible to uninstall. Stay far, far away from this one.

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1 stars

"beware "

July 30, 2008  |  By superninja0009

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

none

Cons

Stay away from Norton. symantec maker of norton antivirus has a signed contract with John Ashcroft US attorney-general. To report all individuals who download music or moves illegally to the R.I.A and law enforcement officials. after a scan with norton music files and movie files are relayed to symantechs database to be looked at. anyone found downloading music illegally that means if you download for instance a song on limewire like for example guns n roses welcome to the jungle the log of that file on your ocmputer is relayed to norton headquarters and your I.P adress is also sent to government officals and the next thing you know some guys are handcuffing you at your house. stay away from norton products . you can google symantec working with law and see for yourself .

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3 stars

"Okay in some cases"

July 29, 2008  |  By freestar153

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

It works very well and blocks many malicious software.

Cons

The Scans usually stops at scanning for Traces of Security.RiskURLRedir. It says it is scanning but it isn't going anywhere. The only way to abort it is to End the Task but then the scan won't work until computer reboots.Live Update takes forever.

Summary

I like the product because it helps protect the computer very well. However, the scans usually break down at Security.Risk.URLRedir Traces Scanning. The scans must be closed through Task Manager but then they never open back until I reboot the computer. In addition, unlike other programs, the LiveUpdate takes forever and two of the updates always fail to install because of a subscription error, although my subscription still has about 145 days.

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1 stars

"After years using it, became the worst problem I ever had."

July 27, 2008  |  By E_nigma_1998

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Cons

After having all kind of problems I had to uninstall Norton AV to have my PC running smooth again. For the last 3 years after renew the subscription automatically I had received a 30% discount when, repeat, I have paid already the full price. Support is the worst I have ever seen.

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1 stars

"CAN'T KILL IT - LIKE THAT GUY IN THE HORROR MOVIE"

July 25, 2008  |  By fatboyfatboyfatboy

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Cons

Better be sure you want this, because it is the very damn devil to get rid of. I still have bits and pieces.

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5 stars

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July 25, 2008  |  By nelaan krinath

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"very well"

July 22, 2008  |  By nathini

 |  Version: Norton AntiVirus 2008

Pros

its scanning process

Cons

its update version.. 15 day trial pack..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2008
Version 2008 improves performance.
General
Publisher Symantec
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
Release Date August 29, 2007
Date Added August 29, 2007
Version 2008
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 110.26MB
File Name NS-TW-22.0.0-EN-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,645,959
Downloads Last Week 2,618
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.99

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