Norton Antivirus

May 13, 2016


Norton Internet Security, developed by Symantec Corporation, was a computer program that provided malware prevention and removal during subscription period and used signatures and heuristics to identify viruses. Other features included in the product were a personal firewall, email spam filtering, and phishing protection.

Symantec distributed the product as a download, a boxed copy, and as OEM software. Norton Internet Security held a 61% market share in the United States retail security suite category in the first half of 2007. In this study, competitors, in terms of market share, included security suites from CA, Inc., Trend Micro, and Kaspersky Lab.

Norton Internet Security was available on Symantec’s Web site as a download, although users were able to purchase physical version on a Compact Disc (CD) for a higher price. Stores may sell boxed copies of Norton Internet Security either on CD or USB flash drive.

On August 19, 2014 Symantec officially released the 2015 line of products. Norton Internet Security was then discontinued and replaced by a product called Norton Security, which is basically Norton 360.

Assist & Support

Delivers up-to-the-minute protection with rapid pulse updates every 5 to 15 minutes

Improved performance delivers faster scans

Silent mode suspends alerts and updates to avoid interrupting or slowing games and movies

Cloud-based Norton Management lets you download, install, transfer, update or renew your Norton products from anywhere, right over the Internet

Detects and removes spyware and unwanted monitoring software

Block Internet worms at the point of entry

Block hackers from accessing your computer

Smart Startup Manager turns off unnecessary startup programs for faster PC startups

Tightly integrated spam filtering makes every email count

Norton Safe Web for Facebook® scans your News Feed for dangerous downloads and warns you and your friends about them