Norton antivirus is a world-renowned antivirus brand developed by Symantec Corporation. It is an antivirus and anti-malware software product of Symantec antivirus product lines and part of Norton family of computer security products. It ranks high if we consider its features and performance, despite without having a few important features (such as Kaspersky and Bitdefender) such as file encryption and a secure web browser.
Norton antivirus has four categories of products,
1. Norton Antivirus Plus ( for 1 PC or Mac® ),
2. Norton 360 Standard (for 1 PC, 1 Mac® or 1 Smartphone or tablet),
3. Norton 360 Deluxe ( for 5 PCs, Mac®, Smartphone or tablets),
4. Norton 360 Premium ( for 10 PCs, Mac®, Smartphone or tablets.)
In this article, we will discuss the top features of Norton antivirus in 2019, and later we will discuss the various products available for the Norton Antivirus
Norton antivirus protects your device against malware, spam, malicious email attachments and phishing attacks in real-time. It also has scan features which can scan your device to find out the mentioned threats. This antivirus can run both quick scan and full scan of the system. The Full scan can be scheduled manually, or it can be scheduled to run when your device is in idle mode. Though the antivirus does not automatically scan USB drives, you can scan the drives manually by right-clicking on the drive from file explorer. All Norton products come with a browser extension for Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox to block threats from malicious websites. This feature is available with Norton Antivirus Plus and All Norton 360 Products.
Norton Antivirus has a firewall which protects your computer from malicious attacks. Norton smart firewall monitors traffic on your computer when you are connected to the network and help you block suspicious activities. It will help you block improper connection attempts which will warn you if there is a connection attempt from other computers. Also, it will warn you if any program from your computer is attempting to connect to any system in the network. It cloaks the inactive ports on the system to prevent any hacking attempts through port scanning. It is available with all Norton products.
Norton has built-in VPN client software for all of its Norton 360 product. (VPN software is not available with Norton antivirus plus). Like all consumer VPN software, it gives you access to an unlimited amount of data. With the help of this VPN, one can have access to their favorite websites, videos, and apps which might be otherwise restricted to some countries. It gives you access to the servers of 29 countries as follows:
Norton 360 deluxe and Norton 360 premier have parental control features. It allows you to monitor your kids’ activities online. You can set device usage limit and establish healthy habits for your kids. You can monitor what your kids are doing online and flag any unwanted behavior. It allows you to protect your kids from unsuitable content and apps found online.
This feature is available with Norton antivirus plus and all Norton 360 product. It helps you to generate complex and “hard-to-break” password and create secured logins for you online. This tool comes with a dashboard where you can generate your password with only one-click and update them with the help of auto-change feature.
Norton is providing cloud backup for windows PC with Norton antivirus plus and all Norton 360 products. It acts as a preventive measure against the data loss due to hard drive failure, accidents, and stolen hard drives and even for Ransomware attacks. It allows you to create a backup manually or you can also schedule automatic backup for your pc.
|Norton Product||Cloud backup provided|
|Norton Antivirus Plus||2GB|
|Norton 360 Standard||10GB|
|Norton 360 Deluxe||50GB|
|Norton 360 Premium||75GB|
Cybercriminal can get access to you Webcam through spyware and take compromising your picture even without your knowledge. This picture can be used for blackmail or extortion. PC SafeCam feature of Norton antivirus will help you to block unauthorized access to your Webcam and will protect you against various spyware. This feature is available with only Norton 360 product and not available with Norton antivirus Plus.
- Norton Antivirus Plus ( for 1 PC or Mac® ),
- Norton 360 Standard (for 1 PC, 1 Mac® or 1 Smartphone or tablet),
- Norton 360 Deluxe ( for 5 PCs, Mac®, Smartphone or tablets),
- Norton 360 Premium ( for 10 PCs, Mac®, Smartphone or tablets.)
Some features are not available with Norton antivirus Plus. Here is a comparison of the Norton products
|Norton Antivirus Plus||Norton 360 Standard||Norton 360 Deluxe||Norton 360 Premium|
|Number of supported devices||1 PC or Mac®||1 PC, 1 Mac® or 1 Smartphone or tablet||5 PCs, Mac®, Smartphone or tablets||10 PCs, Mac®, Smartphone or tablets|
|Supported platform||PC and MAC||PC, MAC, Android and IOS||PC, MAC, Android and IOS||PC, MAC, Android and IOS|
|Real-Time Threat protection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|PC Cloud Backup||2GB||10GB||50GB||75GB|
|PC SafeCam for PC|
Norton is already an established brand. They have an excellent track record for more than 25 years. Norton antivirus plus is perfect for personal and basic use. All Norton 360 products (Norton 360 Standard, Norton 360 Delux, Norton 360 Premium) is an excellent choice for those who need protection for multiple devices. Even if you consider the absence like features such as file encryption and a secure web browser, Norton Antivirus Ranks high for their performance and reliability.