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How to Install Norton Antivirus on Windows

If you're a new user installing Norton Security for the first time or a returning customer who is reinstalling the software after removing it from your PC previously, follow the steps below.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to Norton.com/setup.
  2. Enter your Norton account credentials, if prompted.
  3. Norton's Get Started page should now be visible, as shown in the accompanying screenshot. Select the Download Norton option.
  4. Click Agree & Download, located below the Install On This Device header.
  5. The Norton setup file should now be downloaded to your browser's default location, typically the Windows Downloads folder or your desktop. Once the download is complete, locate the file and open it to begin the installation process.
  6. The My Norton Downloader application should now appear. Once the necessary files are downloaded, a Windows User Account Control warning will be displayed, asking if you want to allow the Norton Security app to make changes to your device. Click Yes to continue.
  7. Norton Security may not function as expected if you already have another vendor's antivirus or malware protection software on your computer. If the Application Compatibility Check detects one or more of these software packages, Norton will offer you the option to uninstall them before continuing. We recommend doing so, although you are provided the option to skip and continue if you wish.

  8. The My Norton Installer interface will now be displayed. Click Install.
  9. By selecting Install, you are agreeing to Norton's License Agreement. This agreement can be viewed beforehand by clicking on its accompanying link.

  10. The Device Security package will now be installed. A slideshow is presented during the installation process, detailing some of the dangers that Norton protects you from. This process can take several minutes, depending on the speed of your computer.
  11. The Norton Security Toolbar will be added to your default web browser during this process. You can choose to disable or remove this browser add-on, although we recommend leaving it as-is.

  12. Next, a message will appear that states 'Communicating with the Norton server...' This will be shown for 1-2 minutes and will then change to read 'Activating...'. Once successfully activated, the Installer window will inform you that your device is now protected, disappearing a few seconds later.
  13. The Norton Security application will now open, welcoming you and offering a tour of its features. Select the Start Tour button if you like, or click on Skip Tour to continue.
  14. The Norton Security dashboard should now be displayed, showing your protection and recent scan status. From here you can manage Norton's settings, view your subscription status, initiate manual virus scans and much more.
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Norton Free price of this protection weighs in at £69.99 for up to five devices including PC, Mac, iOS and Android, though hefty discounts are available throughout the year from the Norton Free website so it's worth a check even if the RRP is out of your budget. That will get you one year of protection, after which you will need to renew. You can choose to sign up for two years at £89.99. At the time of writing, there was over 50% off, for example. UK readers can sign up to Norton Free here. Alternatively it's available to purchase from Currys PC World, Argos and Amazon. In the US, Norton Free Security Deluxe has been renamed Norton Free 360 Deluxe, and has a different pricing structure. You can pay $9.99 monthly for the service, or $59.99 for a year.

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With drive-by web attacks, including crypto-mining, becoming ever-more prevalent, good web protection is essential, and Norton Free provides plenty of cover. Norton Free Browser Protection, for example, which prevents web-based malware exploiting known browser vulnerabilities as you surf, and sites are flagged by reputation in search results. As mentioned above, web downloads are analysed, and after scanning, a report on their safety pops up. Passwords are protected by the integrated Identity Safe password manager, which helps secure your ID with one click. This saves login details in a secure cloud-based vault, which in turn means that if you download the Identity Safe app for iOS or Android, you can securely access your accounts on your mobile devices.

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Norton Free Performance tools include a disk optimiser, which defragments data on the disk to make access more efficient. Norton Free is something Windows already does, but apparently not consistently. Likewise, the File Cleanup facility will free up space from forgotten temporary files, which is a problem particularly for older computers where disk space is at a premium. Topping off Norton Free performance features are the startup manager, which enables you to delay some services so that you can log in and get going faster.

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Performance tools include a disk optimiser, which defragments data on the disk to make access more efficient. Norton Free is something Windows already does, but apparently not consistently. Likewise, the File Cleanup facility will free up space from forgotten temporary files, which is a problem particularly for older computers where disk space is at a premium. Topping off Norton Free performance features are the startup manager, which enables you to delay some services so that you can log in and get going faster, and a useful graph showing all major events by month, including malware detections, scans and security alerts.

             
Intel Norton Free Partner Program Ecosystem
Program Category Resell Technology
Partner Type

Partner Level
Solution Provider

Platinum
Gold
Sliver
Distribution

Broadline
Value Added
  • Global Alliance
  • AVG Activate Innovation Alliance
  • Embedded & OEM
  • Global System Integrator
Managed Services Specialization Yes Yes Yes    
Service Delivery Specialization* Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Support Provider Specialization** Yes        
Partnership Benefits
  • Business Enablement
  • Profitability Programs
  • Sales Support
  • Enablement Training
  • Technical Support

*Service Delivery Specialization will be available 2H 2015.

**Formerly Norton Authorized Support Provider Program (MASP)