Symantec Norton Security Review

Symantec Norton Security comes with plenty of extraordinary features, including password manager. It is a security suite that users need to pay for. Norton Security systems are known for providing excellent user experiences, along with well-designed interfaces. You gain confidence with this program without having to deal with a troublesome installation process.

Installation and Usage

You simply need to create an account with Norton, and installation will be a piece of cake. Even if you sign up for a trial version, you will need to provide your phone number. Once you have installed the program, you will be given a tour. This lays everything out and is extremely helpful.  It is obvious where the buttons are, and everything is clean and clear. There are four primary tabs to familiarize yourself with:

  • Online Safety
  • Security
  • Performance
  • More Norton

One of the best features to come with this program is the password manager. It allows you to manage all your passwords with numerous websites within one tool. You will need a separate setup to manage this. You also need to familiarize yourself with the Performance tab, which comes with different tools, including attaining high-performance graphics, managing apps with startup and performing file clean-up.

Symantec Norton Security did not immediately identify the insertion of a malware-filled USB drive. You may need to browse the drive within File Explorer to identify threats. The reporting is excellent, and there was only one piece of malware that required the user to intervene manually.

Security Alerts

In the event that the Norton protections become disabled, you will receive an alert on the home page. You can reactivate this by selecting Fix Now. In the event that your computer downloads a malicious file, Norton will block the download and provide you with an alert. The same procedure is in place if you download a potentially dangerous app.

Points of Interest

While you can skip the tour at the beginning of setup, you should really go through it. Even if you have had virus protection systems in place in the past, Norton is different, and you should know how it works inside and out. You can select History to get a full log and quarantine report. You can also get it with Norton Secure VPN. This allows you to connect to public Wifi, so no one can steal your personal information.

Pros and Cons

One of the biggest advantages Symantec Norton Security offers is the detailed reports for each individual threat. You even know the folders the threats try to download to. This allows you to become a savvier computer user, so you know which websites and apps to avoid in the future. It also does not take up a lot of your computer’s resources. Some threats did manage to get by the antivirus program. However, you will find this problem with most security systems. However, an issue with Norton is that it will occasionally tell you it stopped the threat when in actuality, it did not.