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About Norton 360 main window

The Norton 360 main window acts as a security management interface. You can access the main features and monitor the performance of your computer from the main window.

As you use your computer, Norton 360 monitors how well your computer and activities are protected from threats, risks, and damage. Norton 360 displays the protection status of your computer in the main window.

Depending on the security status of your computer, at the top left of the Norton 360 main window, Norton 360 shows your System Status as Secure, Attention, or At Risk. If your system status is marked as Attention or At Risk, at the bottom of the main window, click Fix Now to resolve all the security threats on your computer.

The options that are available in the main window summarize the most essential security and the productivity issues that challenge users. They are:

PC Security

Includes all virus, spyware, firewall, and other security features.

Identity

Includes the protection against phishing and fraudulent Web sites.

Backup

Includes the automatic and the customizable backups and restore capability.

PC Tuneup

Includes the performance tuning features, such as cleaning up unwanted files and performing Registry Cleanup .

Depending on the security status of the different components of your computer, the status areas of the four protection categories are marked as Protected, Attention, or At Risk.

When the System Status or protection categories statuses are marked as At Risk or Attention, at the bottom of the main window, click Fix Now to resolve all the security threats on your computer.

Norton 360 also provides you easy links at the top of the main window to the most frequent tasks. They are:

Tasks

Lets you access the Tasks window to run general tasks, backup tasks, and PC Tuneup tasks.

Settings

Lets you access the Settings window to configure settings such as Firewall, Antispam, and Backup.

Performance

Lets you open the Performance window in Norton 360.

The Performance window chronicles all installs, downloads, optimizations, detections, alerts, and instances of Quick Scan that occurred on your computer since installing Norton 360. The window also displays a detailed graphical representation of the CPU and memory usage by your Norton product.

Feedback

Lets you give feedback about the Norton product that you use.

Account

Lets you access the My Account window to manage your Norton Account.

Support

Lets you access support options, product upgrade options, subscription status, and product version number.

You can also access the online Help from the Support drop-down menu. Help provides links to information that assists you with the specific tasks that you want to complete. The online Help guides you to configure all of the product features.

The bottom section of the Norton 360 main window provides you up-to-date virus and threat information. When your system status is At Risk or Attention, this section automatically provides you the Fix Now option to fix all the issues at once.

The bottom section of the Norton 360 main window helps you do the following:

Activity Map

Lets you access the world map with hotspots of cybercrimes and the latest threats.

The Activity Map shows the top cities in the world where most of the cybercrime activities occur. These cities are represented as yellow dots on the map. You can click a continent in the world map to view its cities with the highest number of threats. The details on the Activity Map are updated from a Symantec server on a regular basis. Your computer must be connected to the Internet to receive the activity map updates.

You can view the date and time that the Activity Map was last updated. You can also use the Map Details link to get a brief idea of the Activity Map.

When you click Map Details, the Activity Map shows a series of latest viruses and threats that your product protects your computer from. You can use the info link next to each item to view its details in an overlay window. You can also use the View Details link in the overlay window to know more about the threat in a Symantec Web page.

Manage

Lets you access Norton Management.

Norton Management lets you manage your Norton products installed on all of your devices from one location. To sign up or to log into Norton Management, click the Manage icon at the bottom of the main window. You can use your existing Norton Account login information to access Norton Management. The Norton Management agent should be installed on each device that you want to add to Norton Management.

Norton Management may not be available in some versions of Norton 360.

Mobile

Lets you download the Norton Mobile Security for Android.

Norton Mobile Security helps protect your mobile devices against loss, theft, viruses, and other mobile threats. You can use Norton Mobile Security on all your devices that use the Android operating system.

Norton Mobile Security may not be available in some versions of Norton 360.

Online Family

Lets you monitor your child's activities on the Internet.

Norton Online Family may not be available with some versions of Norton 360. In such case, you may not be able to access Norton Online Family options.

When you click Online Family icon on the main window, the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window displays Norton Online Family sign in options. Norton Online Family provides you advanced controls to monitor your child's online activities.

You can use the link on the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window to set up your account with Norton Online Family.

Symantec recommends that you use your Norton Account login credentials to sign in to Norton Online Family. If you register your product with your Norton Account, your Norton Account email address is auto-filled in the email address text box.

After you set up your account, you can sign in to your account on the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window and view your child's Internet activities. The bottom section of the Norton 360 main window shows details such as your child's latest search terms, and the latest alerts. After you sign in, you can use the Get Details option in the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window to view more details on the Norton Online Family Web site.

Safe Web

Lets you check the safety of a Web site.

You can also perform a safe search.

This option may not be available with some versions of Norton 360. In such case, you may not be able to access this option.

When you click Safe Web icon on the main window, the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window displays Norton Safe Web options.

You can use the Check Site option in the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window to analyze the security levels of any Web site that you want to visit. When you type a Web site address in the text box and click Check Site, it shows the Symantec's ratings for the Web site.

You can use the Safe Search option in the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window to search for information on the Internet. The Norton Safe Search uses Ask.com to generate the search results. Norton Safe Search provides a site safety status and a Norton rating for each of the search results generated.

You can also use the View recent Norton Safe Web activity option in the bottom section of the Norton 360 main window to view the recent Norton Safe Web statistics on malicious sites and URLs. You can also view the list of new malicious URLs.

Your activation status or subscription status appears at the bottom of the main window. You can use the Activate Now option to activate or subscribe your Norton product.

About Norton 360 status

Responding to security status indicators

Customizing Norton 360 Settings

About Support

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DOCID: v7270714_N360_N360RET_6_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP
Last modified: 10/31/2011