Norton AntiVirus 2019 Review

Norton AntiVirus is one of the most popular antivirus software in the world that offer premium security for up to 10 computers and mobile devices. It provides cross-platform support with its Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS. It uses intelligent behavior monitoring technology and with its file reputation service to detect threats. Besides antivirus protection, it provides several extra features including password manager and custom firewall configuration. The premium version of the application can give you cloud storage, automatic backup, parental control, and several other features.

Download and installation

You can download the free version of Norton AntiVirus from the official website. The installation is pretty straightforward. Just run the setup and it will guide you through the process. The setup will also offer to install the browser extension, “Norton Safe Web” and “Norton Identity Safe”. These provide you safer internet experience, the first one blocks unsafe website while the other one is a password manager. You can choose to install them or continue the installation without them. Once the installation completes, it will launch for the first time and start protection form the same time.

Features and Performance

It occupies over 1.5 GB disk space which is huge as compared with other antivirus software. It consists of a basic and clean interface that gives access to all the feature of the program. At the bottom of the interface, there are four buttons named, “security”, “Identity”, “Performance”, and “More Norton”. All these give access to more advanced features. It also displays your device’s status on the main window along with last scan time. You can easily start the scanning just by clicking the scan button. It offers you a few scanning mode, full system scan, custom scan, and quick scan.

The scan runs fast and goes through the files at very fast. You can also start a custom scan from Windows’ context menu, just right click any file, folder or archive and select the scan option. While scanning it stays very light on the system and uses very small system resources. You can also set time for a scheduled scan and Norton AntiVirus will scan your computer at a specified time. Virus and malware detection is very good, it detects all the threats in the device, leaving your computer malware-free. It also provides a very secure shield against all malware that can enter your device in many ways.

With its Safe Web browser extension, it blocks unsafe websites and also warns for any malicious websites. So, it provides good overall protection and is able to keep your computer clean.

Conclusion:

Antivirus protection is very strong, yet it stays light on system resources. Virus scan speed is reasonable and finds almost all the threats in the device.