Norton AntiVirus

Norton AntiVirus

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 689 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2008
File Size:
110.26MB
Date Added:
August 29, 2007
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $39.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
9,626,786
Downloads Last Week:
3,685
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista

Editors' review

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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    2.5

    out of 689 votes

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    • 2 star: 74
    • 1 star: 329
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    out of 187 votes

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