Norton Security with Backup (formerly Norton 360)

2.4 out of 5 stars 2.4 (234 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Commercial Demo; $79.99 / 11,850 downloads

Norton Security with Backup (formerly Norton 360) is an exclusive mix of technologies that delivers comprehensive antivirus and Internet protection. Insight identifies which files and applications are safe and which are dangerous, using the combined feedback of more than 175 million Norton users. SONAR Behavioral Protection detects signs that a file is dangerous to proactively protect you from never-before-seen threats. Spam Blocking keeps your mailbox free of unwanted, dangerous, and fraudulent emails. Live 24/7 Threat Monitoring is backed by a network of Norton users who serve as your own personal Neighborhood Watch group.

Warns you about social media scams and threats to your personal information. Scam Insight reviews a website's reputation and lets you know if it's safe to enter your personal information. Anti-Phishing Technology blocks fraudulent "phishing" sites set up to steal your personal information. Identity Safe remembers, secures, and automatically enters your usernames and passwords for you, so they can't be lost or stolen. Parental Control feature helps you protect your kids from online dangers by giving you direct access to Norton Online Family. Safe Web tells you if a website is unsafe before you visit it and it's too late. Safe Web for Facebook scans your Facebook wall and news feed for URLs containing security threats such as phishing sites, malicious downloads, and links to unsafe external sites. Intelligent 2-way Firewall prevents strangers from accessing your home network by blocking incoming traffic determined to be unsafe.

Reviews of Norton Security with Backup (formerly Norton 360)

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Aug 30, 2012)

    I tried earlier versions of Norton 360 and I must admit that their software has gotten really bad lately. When they came out with Norton Utilities that was a great programs because it was simple but easy to use. Norton 360 is junkware because It uses a lot of memory and I find that there are better programs out there that can do the job far better then norton 360 can.I give norton 360 3 stars only because It has a few good features like easy to install but that's all nothing else.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2013 Beta (May 5, 2012)

    I think Norton 360 is very good. I think I prefer NIS because N360 cleans your system without letting you turn that part off.

    How I get around the toolbar. When IE asks me to enable them, I say no to the toolbar and yes to the vulnerability one. So I think that gives me protection without the toolbar.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Feb 20, 2012)

    If Anonymous was able to get the source code, how secure was it in the first place?

    Norton products - Ask Search in Norton toolbar. No option to remove and it was pushed by including in a Norton patch.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Feb 18, 2012)

    pure junk

  5. 2 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing Beta (Dec 9, 2011)

    As I see it the future of AV is the likes of latest Webroot Smart Security, with an install size of 600k & a memory footprint of around 5 meg it is brilliant.

    Expect more of this from other AV suppliers over the coming months.

    Before you knock it - Try it - I too was cynical.

    All signature based AV - Anti Malware are on the way out.

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