Norton Security (For 5 Devices) [Download]

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Norton Security (For 5 Devices) [Download] (Old Version)

  • One service to protect up to five of your devices
  • Lets you add more protection as you get more devices
  • Maintains your privacy, no matter what device is being used
  • Allows you to move protection from one device to another
  • Easily locates lost or stolen smartphones and tablets
  • One service to protect your devices
  • Norton Security will protect up to 5 devices with one key
The new Norton Security simply gives you the best of Norton for the many ways you connect with your PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Get comprehensive protection that’s specialized to secure your favorite devices. Stay safe wherever you go with proactive web protection, mobile device location, advanced privacy technology and more. It’s one solution for the different ways you connect.

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  1. Stephanie Sullivan
    119 of 123 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Next Gen Norton, CATCHES Malware, BREAKS VirtualBox, LAME IOS App, October 14, 2014
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    Stephanie Sullivan (Boston, MA USA) –
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    This review is from: Norton Security (For 5 Devices) [Download] (Software Download)

    Norton Security is the latest incarnation or replacement for Norton 360. Norton has revamped their retail security lineup with the home line simplified to pretty much Norton Security with or without backup.

    This application comes with licensing for 5 devices: Windows, Mac, IOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android. This should be enough for many families but probably not all. If you need more or want online backup you might consider Norton Security with Backup.

    You do not get the same features on all devices. I have Windows and IOS so I’ll share my experience with these.

    Windows Setup:

    Windows Installation was faster than with older versions of Norton and was pretty painless for me. I did have to restart my Windows 7 Pro desktop. The controls available are pretty basic and there are lots of on/off controls to customize how Norton works. What is missing in this incarnation of Norton Security is the ability to white-list specific directories or files. This caused some consternation for me, but more on that near the end.

    In operation on Windows I feel Norton Security is less “noisy” than previous versions; I don’t feel like I’m constantly being marketed to death. Unlike previous versions of the retail product I didn’t perceive my PC running noticeably slower with it in operation. This is a very good thing! The initial full scan turned up a couple of minor items missed by my previous antivirus, but none of these were active viruses. Instead they were inactive left over pieces of already removed viruses.

    Application Compatibility Problems:

    I use VirtualBox to run a virtual machine on this PC. When I installed Norton Security Virtualbox would not start my virtual machine instance. Virtual box seems to have problems with most recent Symantec antivirus products (including Norton Small Business). I was stuck until I upgraded VirtualBox to a version which is newer than the latest official release (as of Oct. 1, 2014). It was good I found a solution because this virtual machine is critical to my business. This was the only application compatibility problem I’ve come across so far.

    Since then I found the settings for exclusions. It isn’t on the security page reached via the advanced button as one might expect, but found from the small gear icon for settings at the top of the control panel. The exclusions are buried in this group of settings pages. Go to settings, antivirus, scans tab, to Exclusions/Low Risks and then finally items to exclude.

    If you want an integrated on-line backup solution, you might want to consider getting Norton Security with Backup that supports 10 devices and includes 25GB of online backup space. Windows 7 Pro has a very capable backup program that works well with USB or network drives as backup media. For the difference in price it might be well spent if you need online backup and/or more than 5 devices.

    Mobile Support:

    The IOS app is a disappointment to me. It has a few features which do not include any virus protection:
    1) locate your phone: this placed my iPhone 4 a mile way from its actual location!!
    2) it can ring your phone: I can just dial the number
    3) it has a “scream” function: makes your iPhone put out an annoying siren like noise

    If the “scream” actually sounded like a scream this app would at least have some entertainment value. If you have more devices than the 10 allowed in this product, don’t waste one on an IOS device! The IOS support is pretty lame. I have read that Android devices have better support against malware, but I don’t have an android device to try this out.

    Conclusions:

    This incarnation of Symantec’s Norton line of retail/home security products is pretty good. It finds things other antivirus products used on this computer did not, and does not seem to slow things down. I had one application that had a problem, but nothing else. Mobile support for iPhone/iPad is poor. The user interface is simple, but does not include some advanced controls like white listing of applications, files or folders. It is probably a good tradeoff for most home users.

    Because it’s a great product for most people, but I had an application problem and the IOS app is poor I’m giving it 4 stars.

    I’ve made a correction and updated information about setting exclusions for scans. Thanks to Ruth in NM for her helpful comment leading to a more accurate…

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  2. Robert C. Follett "Snidget41"
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    96 of 101 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Advanced Program Control is broken!!!, December 7, 2014
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    This review is from: Norton Security (For 5 Devices) [Download] (Software Download)
    I’ve been using Norton for many years, and just “upgraded” NIS 2014 to this version. One of my need to haves is to manually allow or deny internet access to programs. In this latest version, I can still disable Automatic Program Control. However, a new “feature” they added is that if I don’t choose to allow or deny in 60 seconds or less, they will automatically choose the default option for me. So if I’m away from my computer and miss the notification, I won’t even know that a program tried to access the internet. This, of course, renders manual program control useless.

    Norton says they will take my feedback into consideration regarding this new feature, but I’m not holding my breath.

    If you don’t mind having Norton decide what can and cannot access the internet, then this review is not meant for you. For those that prefer complete control over their firewall, you have been warned.

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    Feb 24, 2015 4:44:41 PM PST

    Sorry for the trouble! We definitely understand you wanting to have full control over all program access to the Internet. The reason we made this change was because in some cases, an alert asking to “allow” or “block” would get hidden under other windows and would by default block the Internet to that program until the alert was answered. This would cause some people who didn’t see the alert to have issues when they would otherwise want the program to access the Internet.

    We will definitely see what we can do to betting improve this so that you can have the complete control you need. Thank you again for your feedback. 🙂

    Tim Lopez
    Norton Support

     
  4. Anonymous
    131 of 142 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    How to use your purchase code to download product, October 20, 2014
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    Robert C. Follett “Snidget41” (Park City, Utah) –
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    This review is from: Norton Security (For 5 Devices) [Download] (Software Download)
    For all of those tripping over the “I have a code, what do I do now?”…. I struggled too. It would be nice if Amazon put the following in their purchase instructions…

    Go the web address: […] — Enter your product code. Skip or sign up for auto renewal. Install… Send e-mails to other devices you wish to install…. done!

    Symantec’s site is worse than Amazon’s for figuring this out! — Yet, with the correct URL, it’s easy!
    Product runs fine, by the way… Full System Scan found 5 security risks which were not removed by the 2014 version….

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