Features of Norton AntiVirus

These are the features of the current version of Norton AntiVirus. If you have an older version or if you do not know your product version, go to Norton Update Center.

Norton AntiVirus uses our six patented layers of protection to quickly and accurately detect and eliminate viruses and spyware, so you can go online and freely share, knowing you're protected.

What is new?

    • Always Up-To-Date Product Version: Norton automatically sends you important product and feature updates throughout the year. The latest version installs without you needing to do anything.

    • Threat-removal Layer: Targets and eliminates hard-to-remove threats that less sophisticated products often miss.

    • Scam Insight: Reviews a website's reputation and lets you know if it is safe to enter your personal information, so that you can be confident it won't be stolen by cybercriminals.

Key features

    • Proactive Exploit Protection (PEP) - protects Windows devices from so-called "zero-day" attacks that attempt to exploit undiscovered and unpatched holes (or vulnerabilities) in Windows applications or in the operating system itself.

    • Emulator runs and analyzes unknown and suspicious files in an isolated protected virtual environment to see how they act before allowing the file to be run on the user's device.

    • Cloud-based controls in Norton account let you fix, update, renew, and install Norton AntiVirus over the Internet with a few simple clicks. It brings together your available Norton Protection for other devices, like your Mac® computer, smartphone, or tablet, in one place.

    • Schedules resource-intensive tasks for when you do not use your PC.

    • Intelligence-driven Norton Insight technology targets only those files at risk for faster, fewer, shorter scans.

    • Norton Protection System provides multiple patented layers of protection to detect and eliminate threats more quickly and accurately than other technologies.

    • Norton System Insight shows you how files and applications affect your computer's performance, helps to keep your computer performing its best.

    • Norton Identity Safe keeps your online identity safer than ever when you buy, bank, browse, and game online. Lets you log on to sites with one click and automatically fills in web forms to prevent cybercriminals from stealing your information as you type.1

    • Silent Mode suspends alerts and updates to avoid interrupting or slowing games and movies.

    • Norton Download Intelligence 2.0 helps you to identify a downloaded file or application is dangerous before you install or run it on your computer.

    • File Insight provides detailed information about the files in your computer including the file source (website URL) and if it can be trusted.

    • Scans the email and instant messengers for suspicious links, attachments, and other tricks cybercriminals use to steal your identity and your hard-earned money.

    • Vulnerability Protection guards security holes (vulnerabilities) in your operating system, applications, browsers, and browser plug-ins to prevent threats from sneaking in.

    • SONAR Behavioral Protection monitors your computer for suspicious behavior to quickly detect new attacks, crimeware, and other threats.

    • Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to create an emergency DVD/USB that gets you back up and running when your computer is infected. You can use it even if your computer has become so infected that it won't work properly or even boot up.

    • Bandwidth Management 2.0 automatically adjusts Norton data usage updates when you connect to 3G networks to avoid using up your monthly data allotment or causing overage fees.

    • Browser Protection proactively protects you by checking for and blocking online threats as your browser loads, to stop online threats before they can do damage.

    • Power Saver Settings maximizes your laptop's battery life by putting off non-critical activities until your computer is plugged in.

    • Free tech support delivers the help you need through phone, email, and chat.

      Support for Norton AntiVirus Basic is provided through online Help articles and the Norton community forum. For more information, read the Support Policy.

1 Norton Identity Safe support for Microsoft Edge browser is currently available in English only

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DOCID: v63066072_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 04/11/2017