About your Norton product

Your Norton product delivers today's fast and light all-in-one solution to protect your Mac and all your online activities.

Your Norton product delivers continuous and up-to-date protection from different types of security threats. Your Norton product protects you from identity theft attempts, phishing attempts, and other network attacks. It analyzes the security levels of the websites you visit and indicates whether the website is secure. In addition, it protects your sensitive data including your credit card and online banking details from the malicious programs.

Your Norton product monitors the network activity of your Mac and manages the incoming and the outgoing access attempts. The Firewall settings contain the rules that specify the access settings for the applications, services, and ports in your Mac. It also contains access settings for the IP addresses in the network to which your Mac is currently connected. Based on the firewall rules, your Norton product allows or blocks the incoming or the outgoing connections that use a particular application, service, or port.

Your Norton product provides enhanced security and protects your Mac in the following ways:

  • Automatically detects and removes viruses.

  • Detects potentially unwanted applications and lets you remove them.

  • Scans and cleans downloaded files and email attachments.

  • Scans and cleans the junk files, duplicates, and similar files.

  • Protects against the attacks that target software vulnerabilities.

  • Checks for security risks every time you use a program on your Mac, insert removable media, or access the Internet.

  • Monitors your computer for any unusual symptoms that may indicate an active threat.

  • Prevents identity thefts and phishing attempts.

  • Protects sensitive information from malicious programs. Monitors the network activity and blocks unauthorized access attempts.

Symantec does not collect or store any of your personal information. Your information remains encrypted and secure on your Mac.

The following table lists the important features that are available in the Norton product:

Automatic Scans

Automatically detects and removes spyware, viruses, Trojan horses, potentially unwanted applications, bots, and Internet worms.

Your Norton product provides enhanced security and protects your Mac in the following ways:

  • Checks for security risks every time you use a program on your computer, insert removable media, and access the Internet.

  • Monitors your computer for any unusual symptoms that may indicate an active threat.

You can use the Automatic Scans options to customize the protection of your computer.

Automatic Scans settings

Firewall

Monitors the network activity of your Mac and manages the incoming and the outgoing access attempts.

The Connection Blocking settings contain the rules that specify the access settings for the applications, services, and ports in your Mac. It also contains access settings for the IP addresses in the network to which your Mac is currently connected. Based on the firewall rules, your Norton product allows or blocks the incoming or the outgoing connections that use a particular application, service, or port.

Vulnerability Protection

Blocks any network attacks that can steal your information or take control of your Mac.

Vulnerability Protection

Scans

Lets you perform the following types of scans:

  • Quick Scan

    Lets you scan the home folders on your Mac.

  • Full Scan

    Lets you select and scan multiple disks to remove viruses and other security threats.

  • File Scan

    Lets you scan a particular file or folder on your Mac to know if it is infected.

Norton product scans

LiveUpdate

Automatically downloads the latest virus definitions and program updates to safeguard your Mac. The virus definitions protect your Mac from the latest viruses and security threats.

Safe Web

Norton Safe Web is a free service from Norton that helps you surf, search, and shop more safely.

By using Norton Safe Web, you can check if a website is malicious even before you visit it. Norton Safe Web analyzes websites and detects if any viruses, spyware, malware, other security threats exist on a website. Based on the analysis, Norton Safe Web provides safety ratings for all websites.

Safe Web

Activity

Lets you monitor the tasks that your product performs in the background. In addition, you can view the statistics of the access attempts and the statuses of different features of your Norton product.

Clean

Lets you scan and remove the following junk files on your computer:

  • Operating system junk files

  • Application caches and logs

  • Duplicates and similar files

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DOCID: v10423298_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 10/23/2017