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 Post subject: Norton AntiVirus 2013
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Pros
Independent test labs rate Norton AntiVirus as one of the best antivirus for Windows 7 products.

Cons
It is slightly better at blocking malware than it is at removing existing infections.

Norton AntiVirus competes at the head of the antivirus for Windows 7 class.


Symantec's Norton AntiVirus software for Windows 7 is a high performance product among the best in its product category. Superbly designed for ease of use, it detects and blocks malware and cleans PCs that are already infected. Independent test labs confirm that Norton is among the best antivirus for Windows 7 products. Help and support is free and available at any time via chat, telephone and email. In the antivirus for Windows 7 product category, Norton AntiVirus wins the Bronze Award because it is excellent.

One of the reasons that Norton AntiVirus competes among the best antivirus for Windows 7 products is that it performs well. It is highly usable. It can clean computers that are already infected, and it can protect against new malware infections. A respected independent test lab, AV-Test, evaluated 25 security products continuously for two months in the autumn of 2012 and subjected Norton AntiVirus to a number of different tests.

Norton AntiVirus scored a 5 points out of 6 for usability at AV-Test labs. To check for usability, AV-Test tested:

Average speed that the security software slowed the computer
Number of false positives during a scan (the false identification of innocuous software as malware)
Number of false warnings while downloading and installing legitimate software
Incorrect blocking of perfectly safe software during downloads and installation

Norton AntiVirus scored 4.5 out of 6 during AV-Test checks on how well it cleans and repairs infected Windows 7 PCs. The repair tests measured the following:

Ability to discover actively running malware
How well the antivirus software removes malware
Removal of every malicious component and ability to remediate critical system functions

AV-Test awarded Norton 5.5 out of 6 points for its performance in tests designed to see how well it protects against viruses, worms and Trojan horses. One test checked to see if Norton could protect against brand-new threats. Another exposed Norton to malware that was less than 90 days old. A third test checked for the software's ability to find already-prevalent malware.

Features:

In addition to excellent performance, Norton Antivirus software for Windows 7 includes many useful features:

Scans email and instant messages
Warns if a website is a phishing scam
Protects during the time that the browser is loading
Detects new threats that are not in the threat-signature database
Updates itself automatically
Controls data usage on mobile networks

Help & Support:

Symantec supports Norton customers with many good resources. There is a knowledgebase online with many answers to frequently asked questions. There is a free utility that eliminates deeply embedded malware, or you can choose to have the Norton support team remove a stubborn virus for a fee. Interesting blogs are available online, along with a user community and forum. You can email, call or chat with support representatives at any time for free. From your online Norton account, you can manage all of your Norton product subscriptions.

Summary:

Norton AntiVirus is a trusted antivirus for Windows 7 brand. It has a rather large user base because it is easy to use and effective. From year to year, it incorporates well-considered and innovative features. Norton AntiVirus is one of the very best Windows 7 internet security products and performs well above the level of most of its competitors.


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