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Activation protects you

Product activation protects users from pirated or counterfeit software. It protects you by limiting the use of a product to those users who have acquired the product legitimately. Product activation requires a product key for each installation of a product. You must activate the product within a limited time period after you install it.

If you are connected to the Internet, product activation takes place automatically when you start the product for the first time after installation. After activation, the Norton Account window appears. You can create your Norton account and register your product. Registering your product allows you to easily manage all your Norton subscriptions and online orders from one location.

If you are not connected to the Internet, you can click Try Later in the Activation not complete window to start your product. The Activation window reappears every time you start your product until you activate your product. If you choose not to activate at that time, you receive an alert that reminds you to activate the product. You can also activate your product from the Norton Internet Security main window.

If you do not activate the product within the time period that the alert specifies, the product stops working. You can activate it after the time period has elapsed, but you are not protected until you activate the product.

Creating a Norton account

About problems during activation

Where to find your product key

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DOCID: v1027392_NIS_Retail_2013_en_us
Last modified: 05/13/2013