Norton Internet Security Review

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Editors' rating:
The Pros

Norton Internet Security includes security options for Android mobile phones and Facebook link scanning.

The Cons

Although Norton's protection score is excellent, its repair scores are merely very good.


Norton's internet security suite offers excellent malware detection and consistently performs on pace with the best available security software.

Norton Internet Security is omnipresent when it comes to protecting your computer and identity. When you are covered by Norton Internet Security, you will not need to worry about internet threats, bad links, network intruders or malware for Android mobile phones. This version of Norton's internet security software features parental controls, a two-way firewall, network monitoring and a silent mode. In case Windows crashes on you, Norton Internet Security creates a bootable recovery disk. It can provide website reports before you click on a site, and it quickly checks file sources to warn you about hazardous links.

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Norton security has all the tools to protect you against internet threats such as rootkits, viruses, Trojans, spam, spyware, phishing scams, keyloggers and bad links. To keep you safe while you use social media sites, it will scan all links before you click on them to verify that they are safe. This will help you avoid social media scams and viruses.

If you are a parent, Norton Internet Security's parental controls, pulse updates and network mapping take away the need to worry about your child surfing the web. The parental controls give you the option to restrict the websites your children can visit as well as when and how long they can be online. It also keeps track of all the sites they visit so that you can review what your children do online.

With this security suite, you can monitor bandwidth, block files from scans and limit scans while certain applications are running. The bandwidth monitor can detect 3G and 4G network connections and limit non-critical updates.

A password manager is included in Norton Internet Security to protect your identity and login information. This takes away the hassle of continually having to enter login and personal information on sites you visit frequently because it will enter this information for you automatically. It can securely store your address, usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and email addresses.

Norton is there to help you regardless what time of day it is. Norton provides 24/7 support by telephone, email and live chat. Norton has extensive documentation about common problems to prevent them from happening again in the future. Online, Norton provides downloads, virus and spyware help, a community forum, FAQs and access to paid support services. Professional paid services include spyware and virus removal.

Norton performs among the very best products when it comes to internet security. Norton Internet Security includes all the tools you need to secure your computer, laptop, network and Android mobile devices. It will also provide you with peace of mind knowing that you have full control of your children's internet privileges. This product keeps you and your family safe from the dangers of the internet by quickly blocking and identifying emergent and known threats. Norton Internet Security includes tools to provide protection during social networking, chatting and email interactions. If you like to click on videos, images or article links that your friends post on Facebook, in emails or in chat conversations, then Norton is a good security application for you.

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Software Type Security
Platforms Windows
Required Processor 300 MHz for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz for Microsoft Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8
Software Required OS: Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or later Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)
Required RAM 256 MB
Disk Space 300 MB
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