Norton Antivirus Review

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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9.5 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • History of lawsuits and vulnerabilities: From using scare tactics to literally just overcharging customers, Norton’s history is less than ideal.
  • Clunky desktop experience: While it wasn’t the worst user experience we’ve ever had testing out a desktop antivirus app, the constantly changing combination of apps, extensions and windows grew tiresome pretty quickly.
  • Prices increase after the first year: Norton’s website isn’t the most straightforward when it comes to their prices after the first year.

Bottom Line

Our 9.5 rating of Norton says it all. Norton provides great all-around protection from multiple cybersecurity threats, whether those threats are found within your device or on the internet. It's on the more expensive side of the spectrum, though, but with a premium price comes premium protections.

  1. PR Newswire. (2018). Consumers File Class Action Lawsuit Against Symantec for Defective AntiVirus Software.

  2. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP. (2020). Felix v. Symantec Corporation et al.

  3. NBC News. (2012). Lawsuit: Symantec bullies users into buying anti-virus software.

  4. Law 360. (2013). Symantec Inks $11M Deal Ending Claims It Used Scare Tactics.

  5. Law 360. (2013). Symantec Will Pay $10M To End Software Double-Billing Suit.