New in this edition is a helpful search box for Settings. It scans the many pages of settings to find ones that match what you've typed. You can install the free Norton Studio app, which lets you monitor all your Norton-protected devices from one handy dashboard.You can toggle simple on/off settings right in the search results list. Norton Studio also works on Windows 8.x, but it's an older version, with fewer status details.Naturally Norton itself precisely matches its own detection rate, and it handily beats all three browsers.Of recent products, only Bitdefender Internet Security and Trend Micro have outscored Norton in this test.Installing an antivirus is essential for your digital security, but you get even more from a full-blown security suite.Where the basic Norton Anti Virus is Windows-only, Symantec Norton Security Deluxe includes protection for Windows, mac OS, Android, and i OS devices.Symantec usually gets good scores from the independent labs, but a couple of recent bad results dragged down its aggregate score.It would have had Advanced , the best rating, in the malware protection test by AV-Comparatives.
Note that this guarantee does not apply to the standalone antivirus; its support is limited to self-help and community forums.
Mc Afee Live Safe goes for more than Norton's current price, but it lets you install protection on every device in your household.
As with previous versions, you manage your Norton subscription through the online My Norton portal.
Once you've registered your license key, you can immediately install protection on the device you're using, or send yourself an email to install on other devices.
New in this edition, you manage Android anti-theft directly in the My Norton portal.