Norton Security 2015 for Mac

Norton Security 2015 for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    5,134
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription for 3 PCs; $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    795.06KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    574
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Norton Security 2015 for Mac helps keep your computer safe from various types of external threats. There are plenty of ways to customize your user experience to get the most possible out of this app.

Pros

Nice interface: Norton Security 2015 features a clear interface with buttons across the bottom of the screen that let you navigate quickly through the different sections. These include Security Status, Scan, Live Update, Advanced, and Add Devices. You can also make adjustments to one section while a scan is running.

Scanning options: Basic scanning options include Quick, Full, File, and Facebook Wall. In addition, you can turn Automatic Scans on and off, or schedule scans to occur at a specific time or interval. There is also a Browser Protection feature available for Safari and Firefox that will scan as you browse to ensure no hidden threats find their way onto your machine.

Cons

Scan status: When a scan is in progress, the readout will show you that it's working, how many files have been scanned so far, and how many issues have been encountered. But there is no readout to tell you how many files still need to be scanned or how long the scan is expected to take.

Bottom Line

Norton Security 2015 for Mac is a convenient and effective way of keeping your computer safe from viruses and other types of malware. The well-designed software offers a nice set of scanning options, so you can take advantage of the features most relevant to your situation.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Norton Security 2015 for Mac 6.1.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Just ditch it"

February 03, 2007  |  By tom143

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I originally bought Norton Systemworks 3.0 and somewhere between Pather and Tiger I started getting more errors than help from it. Last April I thought I'd fix it by buying NIS. Oh have I been sorry. No more protection and three times the error messages everytime I start up. Not to mention I couldn't use the Mac's built-in firewall because regardless of whether the Norton Personal Firewall was enabled it was still telling the system there was another firewall running.

As others have commented, the Uninstall app on the CD from Symantec does nothing but produce a long string of 'Unknown Error' messages (this seems to be the company's specialty). So I restarted my powerbook in target mode and, using my wife's iBook I systematically trashed every app, extension, shortcut and even web page that spotlighted 'symantec', 'norton', 'npf'.

Then I restarted and for the first time in 8 months I got to turn on the native firewall on my Mac. I feel so much better. I'm not even going to try to get money back from Symantec. Just please don't ever give them any of yours.

Oh, and I used to use a great firewall product in OS 9 called Doorstop. I hear they're still good so I'm going to check them out.

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4 stars

"Parental Control Hyped - Doesn't Work with Panther"

November 27, 2005  |  By mikedelisle_dotmac

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The parental control ceased working with Panther (10.3.9). I am not sure which version update or security update started the problem, but Symantec is still not able to find a solution. I have been working with them support since June and it is now almost December. Anyone find a fix?

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1 stars

"Does not wk w/tiger and good luck getting it off ur..."

August 22, 2005  |  By Antiochus--2008

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

...Mac...
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Does not wk w/Panther nor w/Tiger and good luck getting it off ur Mac since Symantecs own uninstaller does not work, which they tell you to use on their own web site. I've used their products for 15yrs, but their quality has continued to diminish year after year. What an absolute waste of time and money, I had to remove every piece of the software manually...grrr

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1 stars

"Symantec is not in for Mac (Tiger)?"

June 01, 2005  |  By Philipp van der Torre

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/num.nsf/docid/2005032314263511

In Spain software companies are complaining a lot about ilegal software, and if what they are saying it true, then we are one of the very few companies that only has legal software. When at the same time you see the service that Symantec is giving to their clients, one starts to ask whether companies, like Symantec deserve our support.

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1 stars

"PARENTS BEWARE"

May 10, 2005  |  By vickipt

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I depend on this app to filter internet sites for my young teenager. I looked on the Symantec website before installing Tiger, and there was nothing about it being incompatible with Tiger. But, it is incompatible. I am very disappointed and I have a big mess trying to uninstall Tiger and re-install Panther on his computer. Symantec obviously does not care enough about its customers to provide them with important information.

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1 stars

"Not so good..."

March 21, 2005  |  By craigiebaby--2008

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Had major problems with this. After install, worked for a couple of days. After that however.... kernel panics on startup, couldn't alter any preferences & trying to clear the log in Firewall caused a system crash & kernel panic - so had to reset pmu etc...
As well as all this - when I contacted Symantec, I was told that they don't support NIS for Mac!!! (Why are you selling it then?)

Couldn't uninstal - so ended up reformating & install from scratch...
Needless to say - didn't re-install NIS & returned it for a refund.

All in all - NOT recomended.

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1 stars

"Kernel panics on reboot"

April 19, 2004  |  By streblov

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
On more than 50% of all my reboots on my iBook (G3 900, 10.3.3) Symantec NIS/AntiVirus caused kernel panics. First I had no idea where the kerenel panics come from. Then I found this information (http://lists.joshie.com/pipermail/osx-enterprise/2004q1/000000.html) and uninstalled NIS. Now the kernel panics are gone.

On OS X I always had problems with products from Symantec. This was my last purchase.

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4 stars

"NIS is GREAT"

February 16, 2004  |  By RickLS

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Two of the products in this suite are fantastic: Norton Antivirus and Personal Firewall. The firewall gives you SO much information. It not only tracks almost every type of hit, but you can also click on it and actually get an idea of WHAT IT IS. You can even trace it back to its source, VISUALLY and by address lookup. NPF even suggests action you can take if you don't like the hit. It has stealth mode, a link to the Norton security test, and a few quick setup configuration options. You can check connected users. Norton Antivirus is the best product of its kind for Mac right now. The fact that it now detects Windows-based viruses makes it even more appealing. Our Mac mentality has us so used to bashing big companies that we're overlooking at least one company (Symantec) that is doing things right. Only complaint -- Panther update took too long.

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4 stars

"Working like a charm"

June 07, 2003  |  By EKwang

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
First, I've been using this product since 1.0 and it has finally met up to my expectations with having about 80% functionality of the PC counterpart NIS 2003. Better logging and spam filtering being two of the spots where the Mac version is behind, HOWEVER, I can live without the spam filtering as it tends to be more of a headache and not worth the trouble. Better logging is a must though. One feature I would like existed on Desktop Firewall 2.0, the enterprise version of NIS. Whenever a specific app opened a specific internet connection, you were presented with options: allow a one time connection, allow all future connection or all of the same type. Pretty cool. Privacy Control has always worked well. And NAVM9, I can only say great things for (aside from a clunky new LU interface). I use Earthlink, and somebody sent me a bugs MSN Security alert with an attached .exe file. I knew it was bogus as MS never sends an attached file. Anyways, selected to "save" the attached file to see what NAVM9 would say and sure enough, AutoProtect flagged it as the W32.Gibe.B@MM virus. Just wish there was on-demand scanning (I know, AP is supposed to scan anything that is written to the drive, but I feel more secure when I can click and scan an item that is located on a shared drive (like my .Mac account files).
Overall, a great product suite for the money!

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1 stars

"Wait for the bug fixes"

June 05, 2003  |  By DrBermant

 |  Version: Symantec Norton Internet Security 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Installed and a real bust. Could not upload adobe file attachments and corrupted internet explorer. They have a real bug and not adequately beta tested. I spent hours installing, uninstalling, installing... Cost me another $30 to try to get technical support and more hours. Tried on a second computer, same mess. In the end after hours of my time wasted, they said they would look into it. I have to say support was nice while working on the problem. Interface nice but I need access to the internet. Would strongly suggest waiting until fixes are addressed. I am finally back to my older symatec products hours wasted!!!!! Once they fix this mess, it looks promissing.
MikePRS

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Symantec
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
Release Date November 03, 2014
Date Added November 03, 2014
Version 6.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 795.06KB
File Name NortonSecurity.EnglishTrial.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,134
Downloads Last Week 574
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.99

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