Norton Internet Security

Norton Internet Security

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 483 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2008
File Size:
212.83MB
Date Added:
August 29, 2007
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $69.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
2,634,934
Downloads Last Week:
3,067
Product ranking:
#14 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista

Editors' review

Although Symantec provides users with a full-function 15-day trail of its Norton Internet Security 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 provide name, address, and phone number before continuing (although we found that by hitting Next three times, we were finally offered a Skip option).

Once installed, the protection provided by Norton is quite good, even excellent, removing viruses, spyware, and rootkits alike while blocking malware from the Internet. We could do without the thick, oppressive interface, and we wish there were more configuration options beyond enable or disable, and more documentation to explain these options.

We found that if you turn off the antiphishing protection, you may be prompted to use Identity Safe personal information on fraudulent Web sites--not good. And we experienced some performance issues, with LiveUpdate slowing our machine to a crawl.

Finally, beware of the premium services being offered in the technical support section; for example, having an expert remotely repair your compute could cost you $69. There is an uninstall option within the Norton Internet Security 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 leave some data behind to prevent serial-trial users, Norton leaves behind more registry changes and files than most.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 483 votes

    • 5 star: 186
    • 4 star: 78
    • 3 star: 40
    • 2 star: 45
    • 1 star: 134
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 79 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 35
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  • 5 stars

    "It is all a gentleman protection for computers."

    July 23, 2014   |   By Fxp

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2014 21.1.0.18

    Pros

    In relation to its elegance, this combined with balance, few failures and false threats that are kept at the cutting edge with the convenience of the protection.

    Cons

    Not bad, in general. Only it must learn to use it.

    Summary

    Not bad, but can be improved even more.

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  • 5 stars

    "it is great"

    June 11, 2014   |   By sarahflieger

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2014 21.1.0.18

    Pros

    everything is great

    Cons

    nothing is bad

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the Best on the Market"

    May 31, 2014   |   By NXSF1Y

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2014 21.1.0.18

    Pros

    1. The program does what it says it does blocks all kinds of Malware from entering your PC.

    2. Good Firewall that doesn't alert you on everything and will block things entering and exiting from the PC.

    3. Easy to use and understand.

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Summary

    The program will block all kinds of Malware from penetrating your PC that's a fact.
    The Firewall is one of the best when set up right and less obtrusive works in the background.
    Ive have an old windows XP still and the latest NIS 2014 and am happy to say virus clean even though XP no longer is being supported for updates by Microsoft.
    For those that hates the program and gives it a bad rating and say they get viruses while using the program, all i have to say you must be idiots or noobs one to get infected with this program installed. Maybe watching too much porn or doing illegal activities or downloads that are getting you infected "Pirating". Everyone should know Malware/Trojans and such are not real viruses you can find the comparison online if you need to look it up. They are Malware but not a virus. Norton Handles Viruses not All forms of Malware as with all Internet Security Suites. Antivirus can block but not successfully removes every pieces of Malware that comes along which is vital to use a 2nd or 3rd program along side any security suite. I use NIS 2014 with malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Pro and am free of Malware. IF something tries to get in one of the three programs picks it up and removes it before entry. No security suite should be used alone that's also fact. You can find all sorts of articles that explains what is Malware and what are virus and why you should use more than one program with an Antivirus. If you get infected a lot this day and age then you have a problem.

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  • 1 stars

    "not what is promised"

    April 23, 2014   |   By miksutif

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2014 21.1.0.18

    Pros

    not better than other items like it.

    Cons

    The promise on the box is that it takes care of all viruses etc. I had a problem with malware, they did stuff and then wanted me to PAY $100 to be taken to experts to get this malware off my PC. I read them what the box said. No effect. I found a place on the internet that got rid of the malware for free, and it was no sneaking in the backdoor, it was right up front FREE. Norton wanted to know where and I would not tell them. They wanted to give me an extension on my purchase but I said for what, your product does not work. I just want everyone to know about Norton.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome product!"

    April 10, 2014   |   By Hench77124

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2014 21.1.0.18

    Pros

    Awesome product!

    Cons

    Awesome product!

    Summary

    Awesome product!

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  • 1 stars

    "Garbage!!!"

    March 28, 2014   |   By Dr.EpSUN

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2014 21.1.0.18

    Pros

    I have paid for Norton several times and it is STILL USELESS!

    Cons

    I had a paid for Norton installation for last few months but Norton behaved like a drunk at a bar! I just knew I had serious virus problems as my computer behaved like a tortoise.
    So I installed Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition and it Neutralised 40!!! problems including 2 severe trojans. Brillinat job recommend Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition to all!

    Summary

    Dont waste your money on Norton! = Buy something else

    Updated on Mar 28, 2014

    Here you can see part of the scan result.
    Nortoon allowed all of this, but it was Panda who found it!
    http://screencast.com/t/LUhsqhSA

    Updated on Mar 28, 2014

    Here you can see part of the scan result.
    Nortoon allowed all of this, but it was Panda who found it!
    http://screencast.com/t/LUhsqhSA

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