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Norton Security Premium

Norton’s “Security Premium with Backup” supports up to 10 devices, which is ideal for the larger family or small business.

Protect up to 10 devices against viruses and extortion programs AND encrypt data you send and receive on public WiFi networks.

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Company information


Country: USA
Founded: 1990
For consumers: Yes
Publicly traded: Yes
Devices per license:    5
Refund policy:
Recommended price: 
14 days
$89
Platforms supported:
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Security Premium delivers in every way possible and is by far the most powerful anti-virus program from Symantec we have seen in the private market, but we also expect that for the price tag.

Norton’s graphical interface is more or less unchanged from previous versions in recent years. At the top of the program you get status on your PC, a green text with “You are protected” shows that your computer is in good condition.

A new change since last year’s edition is that you can now see how many units you use in your license, for this license includes 10 units, then it can be good to know if you used 9st. One thing to keep in mind with the number of devices is that you need to unregister a device that once activated the protection for that license to be released for another device. So before you discard your old computer, or your old cell phone, it may be worth making sure that your antivirus software is uninstalled.

You can run slightly different types of scans for your computer / mobile. There is as usual in today’s antivirus program a quick scan that goes through the most common viruses and Trojans as well as the most common places where they can occur, this is good to do sometimes. When you want to do a full scan, Norton Security Premium also has a great solution that allows you to use your computer while scanning in the background without any major impact on performance.
It may also be worth scheduling continuous scans where Norton itself, automatically does a scan if you forget.

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Norton 4Important functions

 
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Secure networking   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VPN What is this? Yes* Yes** Yes** Yes* Yes**
Browser exploit-protection   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Definitionuppdates   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB-protection   What is this? No Yes Yes Yes No
Anti-Malware   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Trojan   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Schedule scannings   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parental control   What is this? Yes Yes Yes** Yes* Yes**
Anti-Spyware   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sandbox-browser   What is this? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Anti-Keylogger   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Worm   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Privacy protection   What is this? Yes* No Yes** Yes** Yes**
Webcam-protection   What is this? Yes Yes Yes No No
Anti-Theft   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Rootkit   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Phising   What is this? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Score 9.5 9.9 9.3 9.8 9.7
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