Norton Antivirus Basic 2017 Review
System requirements: Microsoft Windows XP (SP 3), Vista (SP 1), 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
Version: Basic Home Edition
Developer: Symantec Corporation.
Price: $49.99 per year.
Trial: 30 days.
Symantec’s Norton Antivirus Basic is a security and protection software rewarded many times by experts. Norton Antivirus Basic 2017 is intended for one home PC protection. Norton has defined its many additional features by categorizing Antivirus software in groups: Basic, Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Basic, has only essential features to keep home computer virus and malware free. However, the Spartan assortment of features should not discourage users since it offers more than usual.
- High ranking threat detection,
- Real-time protection,
- Updated threat database,
- Malware protection,
- Virus protection,
- Ransomware protection,
- Online Shopping protection,
- File cleanup tool,
- Anti-Phishing tool,
- Doesn’t hinder computer performance,
- New and emerging viruses’ protection.
- Occasional marking of legitimate websites as malware infected.
- Installation and update take a long time.
- No tech support.
- Microsoft Edge Browser not supported.
The Basic version of Norton Antivirus although humble in features generates a lot of effective protection. Among others, it has Identity Safe an online vault with which user can sign in and store personal data and login credentials. Basically, it’s a password manager that can sync them throughout all devices. Regarding protection, the threat detection speed happens in a matter of seconds. Database of threats is vast enough and includes even the very latest threats. Engines detect even Ransomware based upon their behavior. The safe online feature allows the user to avoid phishing websites as well as preserve identity. The Norton Antivirus has been voted one of the top-notch antivirus solutions of 2017.
More Information on Norton Antivirus Basic:
The Norton AV Basic 2017 protection against online threats includes rootkits, spyware, Trojans, worms, Ransomware, keyloggers, scripts stoppers, phishing, spam, exploit kits, any known and latest viruses, etc. The scan includes the usual quick scan, deep scan, and custom scan. However, the user may decide what happens when the scan finishes, such as leaving the computer on, rebooting or shutting down. The safe online feature monitors and stores any personally identifiable data in a vault under single password. The anti-phishing tool can detect even phishing websites that usually hide behind a common URL. The Norton Antivirus Basic monitors Email clients as well as any potential threat to the email message. The spam filter will automatically assign the message to the designated location. Norton AV Basic has been entitled to high detection ranking of 96%.