Norton Antivirus Review 2018 – Top Ten Review and Rating

March 15, 2019


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Norton Antivirus Review: Norton antivirus is a very popular antivirus that has been used by many people to protect their system. Some people claim that Norton Antivirus is an excellent antivirus but some of them are not satisfied with the service of this software.

Norton Antivirus Review – Best Security Provider 2018:

However, this post will share you all the required information that you need to know about. Norton Antivirus Review So, let’s check out the whole performance of this antivirus.

Norton Antivirus 2018 – Spyware Protection:

Norton setup Antivirus offers an average performance on virus and Spyware protection. For the real-time protection test, I tried to download some malware samples like viruses, adware, Trojans, rogue ware, etc. to verify this software against these harmful viruses.

I found that only 60% of the threats were blocked while installing them. The other malware’s were just shown as a warning but could still install them with ease. This could be very dangerous for the online businessmen because they need to serve the internet almost every time. On the other hand, harmful viruses will easily get into your system. Overall, we can say that Norton Antivirus cannot remove the harmful malware when it comes to real-time protection.

Firewall Protection

Firewall protection is the most important feature that you need in your antivirus to protect against hackers. If you don’t have any firewall protection, then the hackers may hack all your identity and spoil your business. The firewall protection helps to prevent from getting malware onto your system. So, in my firewall test, I got the average results from Norton Security Antivirus.

During the first test, Norton failed to block more than 50% of my attempts to bypass it. In my second test, it left susceptible ports open.

User Interface

One of the most important features that Norton offers is its user-friendly interface. It is very simple and straightforward to use. The important sections that you might need to know are labeled with colorful modern buttons and icons. There are also many levers and switches to control which can be done only by advanced users.

Come to the installation part, the installation process is very simple and easy. You just need to install the software and enter its product key. The price of the software will depend upon the number of users.

Technical Support

There is a vast improvement in Norton’s technical support this year. If you face any problem with the software, then you can ask them questions via chatting or phone. Also, they have gone the way of ESET and VIPRE in which they are offering free help to remove viruses, if your system if infected while using their software. One of the most interesting parts of this software is that they are also backing it up with a money back guarantee.

Resource Usage

Regarding resource usage, Norton offers average performance within an acceptable range. While on boot time, Norton offers almost similar performance with its competitors. While doing a full system scan, Norton security installed drained about 15% of system resources. It is not bad at all but the last year’s version was far better.

Online and Local Backup

You can also make a default destination of your backup files in Norton’s secure online storage. The default backup automatically occurs when your system is idle. But, if you want, you can also launch manually for the first backup of the day.

If you want, you can set up a schedule for backups to run on daily, weekly or monthly schedule. You can set backup files from your local hard drives, external drives, network drives and also some cloud storage services.


Well, the Norton Antivirus can make about 25GB online backup. It is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS (as seen and reviewed here, iOS and Android devices. You can also keep a secure password to prevent your system hacking and malware.

After this comprehensive review, we can come to a conclusion that, Norton continues to evolve every year and they are keeping their pace every year. Norton Antivirus is very easy to use and install. In overall performance, Norton offers an average protection against firewall and malware.

“I hope you will get great help by reading this post and if you like to ask anything, you can leave your comment below”.