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    Sep. 14, 2012
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Editors' Review


Norton AntiVirus 2014 is the latest from one of the oldest names in anti-virus software. With protection for one PC, it's the most affordable of Symantec's premium packages. OK, we know what you're thinking: Why should you buy an anti-virus program, let alone one with an annual subscription, when freeware that does most of what it does is...well, free? Our two-part answer: 1) You get what you pay for, even in software; and 2) What's your system worth? How about your time? Or peace of mind? AntiVirus 2014 comes with the 24/7 technical support that those free anti-virus tools actually charge for. Norton's not only ad-free but also has one of the most up-to-date interfaces and user-friendly toolkits we've seen. Of course it offers comprehensive real-time virus protection and cleaning, automatic updates, and extras like anti-spam tools. But Norton AntiVirus 2014 also protects you from emerging threats, identity theft, and even online scams. You can try it for free.

Norton's setup wizard detects any conflicting anti-virus programs and advises uninstalling them before installing AntiVirus 2014. It also prompts you to create (or sign in to) an account that lets you manage your Norton products, and contact support, and access online resources. The program's 3D-enhanced user interface has Norton's attractive yellow-and-black look. We found copious explanations at each step, including pop-ups, and clicking "Support" accessed Help files, Tutorials, and other resources. We were tempted to start by exploring some of AntiVirus 2014's extras, such as its Performance tools and SONAR exclusions, but the first place to start with a new anti-virus tool is always a full-system scan. Norton's is thorough and takes some time, though Quick and Custom Scans save time in daily maintenance. With our system protected, we then scoped out the extras, including the Repair Tool and Scan Facebook Wall Tool, and found both had the same detailed user guidance and easy-to-follow steps.

Norton AntiVirus 2014's comprehensive protection, painless updates, extensive extras, and 24/7 support make for affordable peace of mind. If you've been relying on freeware, or haven't yet added this necessary protection to your system, this is well worth checking out.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Norton AntiVirus 2014 20.1. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.1
  • Threat-removal Layer - Targets and eliminates hard-to-remove threats less sophisticated products often miss.
  • Always up-to-date Product Version - Norton automatically sends you important product and feature updates throughout the year. The latest version installs without you needing to do anything.
  • FREE 24x7 Support - Offers you expert help and answers by phone, live chat or online, whenever you need them
  • Improved SONAR Behavioral Protection & Live 24x7 Threat Monitoring - Stays ahead of, detects and eliminates threats that haven't been invented yet by watching your PC for suspicious activity.
  • Improved Bandwidth Management 2.0 - Automatically adjusts Norton data usage updates when you connect to 3G networks to avoid using up your monthly data allotment or causing overage fees.
Publisher Symantec
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Release Date September 14, 2012
Date Added September 14, 2012
Version 20.1
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 156.93MB
File Name Setup.exe
Total Downloads 9,777,642
Downloads Last Week 247
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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