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Availability
  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
Guarantee
Yes
100% guarantee: Norton will keep your device virus-free or refund.
Better Business Bureau
A+

Software

Platforms
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows
Max Installs on Devices
10

Subscription

Subscription Type
Paid Option(s)
Price Per Month
$3.33 (min cost)
Cost per year: Standard - $39.99, Deluxe - $49.99, Premium - $59.99
Shortest Plan Available
1 year
Free Trial
Yes
30-day free trial on most products and versions.

Antivirus

Features
  • Anti-malware
  • Anti-phishing
  • Anti-spyware
  • Anti-spam
  • Internet Browser Protection
  • Email Protection
  • Download Protection
  • Removable Media Protection
  • Bootable Rescue Media
  • Game Mode

Internet Secuirty

Features
  • Firewall
  • Social Network Protection
  • Parental Controls
  • Password Manager Tool
  • File Shredder Tool
  • Backup Tool

Customer Resources

Help & Support
  • 24-hour Support
  • Chat
  • Email
  • Phone
  • FAQ
  • Forums
  • Articles
Expert Advice
  • Articles
  • Newsletters
Community Support
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  • Social Media

Symantec Norton Security is an all in one solution for your internet security needs. Norton Security is a suite of tools that offers protection for all of your devices. This includes Windows PCs, Mac's, Android, and iOS devices (both phones and tablets). With more than 175 million users worldwide Norton Security is one of the top choices among home and small business users.

Symantec has been in business since 1982 and has become a large company which focuses solely on security. They have the resources to keep up with new malware and virus threats as they emerge. Norton teams of security experts are constantly analyzing new threats and devising new ways to protect your devices from them. The confidence they have in their product is huge as Norton Security is the only software of this type (that we are aware of), which offers a money back guarantee if your device ends up getting a virus.

Features & Costs

Purchasing Internet Security and Anti-Virus software is a little different than most other software. You don't purchase the software outright since the software needs to be updated almost daily to protect your device as new viruses and other security threats are discovered. Therefore virtually all security software is purchased via a subscription which usually renews annually. Norton Security follows this model.

There are 3 versions of Norton Security:

Standard

Priced at $39.99 per year the Standard edition of Norton Security offers protection for:

  • 1 PC or Mac
  • Defends against online threats like viruses, spyware, and malware
  • Includes Smart Two-Way Firewall which prevents strangers from accessing your home network by blocking incoming traffic determined to be unsafe
  • Includes Norton Safe Web which alerts you to unsafe websites before you visit them
  • Includes Identity Safe which remembers, secures, and automatically enters your user names and passwords so they cannot be lost or stolen
  • Includes 100% Guarantee. Your device will remain virus free or Symantec will give you a refund (see Symantec for full details)

Deluxe

Priced at $49.99 per year the Deluxe edition of Norton Security offers all the protection of the Standard edition plus:

  • Up to 5 PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets
  • Secure all of your families devices under one subscription
  • Manage all your devices protection under Norton's web portal
  • Easily locate lost or stolen smartphones and tablets

Premium

Priced at $59.99 per year the Premium edition of Norton Security offers all the protection of the Deluxe edition plus:

  • Up to 10 PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets
  • Includes Norton Family Premier
    • Family safety features and parental controls
    • Manage your kids’ time spent online
    • Simple settings to make the Web safe for kids to explore
  • Includes Norton Online Backup
    • Automatically backups your important files like your photos, music and documents
    • Includes 25 GB of secure cloud storage
    • Data is protected with high-level encryption, while being sent over the Internet and while stored on our secured servers
    • Transfer and restore your files anywhere, anytime

Customer Support

Norton products have an excellent support system. They offer 24 hour chat, email and phone support with little or no wait times. There customer service agents can also help you by using Remote Assistance to access your PC or Mac.

The Norton Community web portal also offers a top notch FAQ and blog posts related to securing you electronic devices. One of the best parts of the community are the online forums which contains answers to thousands of questions Norton users have asked and answered.

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our information at Review Chatter we shall not be held responsible for any discrepancy. There is a possibility that the information provided here is outdated or wrong, please check with the companies website directly for the most recent information. As always you should read your terms of service before purchasing any product online or signing up to any online service.

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Editor review

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Protection 
 
4.5
Performance 
 
4.0
Usability 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5

Norton Security Review

Norton Security offers a large number of tools to protect your devices especially if you go for the Premium version. It can be priced well if you happen to purchase a subscription during a sale which, if last year is any indication, happens about half the year.

If you have a family with a couple of teenage kids then the Premium version is what you want to subscribe too as it will protect up to 10 devices, including PCs, Macs, phones and tablets. During our tests we found that Norton this year seemed to run a lot faster especially comparing Windows 10 to previous years. Malware and spyware blocking by email and downloading met and exceeded our expectations putting this product above most others in the Internet Security and Anti-Virus categories.

Pros
30-day money back guarantee. Bundled with lots of protection tools
Cons
If not on sale can be pricey.
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User reviews

5 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.9
Protection 
 
4.6  (5)
Performance 
 
4.0  (5)
Usability 
 
3.9  (5)
Customer Service 
 
2.8  (3)
Value 
 
4.0  (5)
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Protection
How well does the software protect your device?
Performance
How fast does the software run? Is there noticable slow downs of your device?
Usability
Is the software easy to use and understand?
Customer Service
Is customer service knowledgeable and available when you need it?
Value
Did you get the value you expected for the money you paid?
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Protection 
 
5.0
Performance 
 
5.0
Usability 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Norton Security Reviews

I ordered Norton Security and downloaded the trial software from the url. It was easy to install and then I just entered the product code to activate my 2 year subscription that I purchased. The install went smoothly and my pc is now protected. I have email protection, file protection, and protection from ransom ware which is what has me worried these days. I switched to Norton from Bitdefender as I heard they are the best antivirus software these days.

Just a note... Renewals happen at the regular price not at the deal price you get it for.

Pros
Protects my PC agains't ransome ware.
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
Less than 1 Month
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Protection 
 
5.0
Performance 
 
4.0
Usability 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0

Norton Security Premium Review

This is the second time I have ordered Norton Security as I was extremely happy with it last year as it has solid protection that is unobtrusive, you don't even know it is running until it finds something. No computer slow downs.

I don't have 10 devices which the Premium version covers but I do have more than 5 so the Deluxe version was out. I do recommend purchasing Norton Security through Amazon though as it saves money over Norton annual renewal.

Pros
Excellent virus and spam protection
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 2 Years
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Overall rating 
 
3.9
Protection 
 
4.0
Performance 
 
4.0
Usability 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5

Norton Security

No problems getting Norton installed on my new Windows 10 laptop. This was the first time I bought a laptop which had no virus scanning software except for what Microsoft has installed by default. I wanted something to scan my emails in Outlook since for my business I use email and MS Office a lot. I've used both Mcafee and Norton over the years but in the last few I have always seem to go with Norton. Norton Security has a lot of features and is priced better than competition.  I purchased a subscription a couple of months ago and haven't had any problems. You never really know Norton Security is there as it just works in the back ground and only interrupts you if it detects a potential threat.

It is a good piece of software.

Pros
Easy installation
Cons
I heard they have India tech support
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 3 Months
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Overall rating 
 
3.5
Protection 
 
4.0
Performance 
 
4.0
Usability 
 
3.5
Customer Service 
 
1.5
Value 
 
4.5

Norton Security Deluxe

Norton Security is a good product and it allows me to protect all of my devices. My current renewal is up in a week so I just renewed my subscription. 

Two complaint I have is that Norton "reminds" you a little to often when your renewal is almost up. Once you only have 1 month left the software will keep bugging you to renew. The other thing is that when you do renew early your new license starts when you enter the key. It doesn't start when your old subscription expires. This is cheap by Norton and means you loose out on your last license by X number of days.  It wasn't to bad for me since I only had a week left but it does leave me feeling a little cheater which isn't a good thing for repeat customers.

So if you are renewing then wait until the last few days. I found Norton Security to be cheaper on Amazon than their own website but I think that depends on what sales you find. Once you have purchased your new license you then just enter the license key in Norton and that is it. No new software to install or anything.  Besides my complaint I still do recommend Norton as it has a lot of features, is good at protecting my laptops, includes Identify Safe, and doesn't cost to much.

Pros
Easy to renew
Cons
Only renew right at end of term or you loose remaining days
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 2 Years
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Overall rating 
 
3.9
Protection 
 
5.0
Performance 
 
3.0
Usability 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0

Norton Internet Security

I was confused at first with the name change. Sometimes a company can have too many products Norton 360, Norton Internet Security and now it is just Norton Security.

Anyways this was just an upgrade for me this time and it worked as expected once I renewed my subscription. I find the norton protection to be worth 5 stars especially since now it will protect my phone as well. For the last year and half since I have been using it I have never had a virus or had spyware installed. It has always caught the offending email or website I visited that had a virus. I must say that I do try to practice safe browsing by only visiting websites that I would think would be safe but it is always important to have up to date security software.

I got my parents using Norton as well on my subscription and I monitor their computers remotely since they always seem to "forget" to update their computers.

I also have norton installed on my 5 year old laptop with Windows 10 installed as well. It chugs a bit with it but I rather have it protected than not since it is what my kids use.

Pros
Still a solid internet security suite
Cons
Name change was confusing
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 2 Years
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