Norton Setup Review

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Norton setup is an effective security program to protect your devices, data and personal information from cybercriminals. Explore the various Norton products, ranging from antivirus to internet security suites, and evaluate your specific security requirements to choose the best product for you. After you have purchased an account with Norton, enter your activation code or product key to download and install the software.

The Norton UI has a modern appearance and is easy to use. The main view lets you see the results of a scan, as well as any active threats, as well as configure settings for the program and its built-in features. From here, you can customize antivirus scans, create updates for the program and its extensions and manage a VPN connection as well as access dark internet and privacy monitoring reports, and manage cloud backup. The program comes with password managers that allow you to create and save secure login credentials for online accounts.

Norton’s security tools and optimization tools do have a significant impact on performance. The procyon test simulator from UL recorded a 10 percent drop during an entire scan, and about 6 percent when idle. A simple file cleanup took over three minutes, which is a long time compared to Windows itself, which has a built-in tool for the task.

Other features that are worth considering include dark-web and privacy monitors that inform you when your personal information is discovered on the internet, and parental controls which can help you reduce the screen time of kids and promote an equal approach to online and offline activities. In addition, Norton offers cloud backups that save your files in the cloud and can be restored if your computer suffers a major loss or is hit by ransomware.