What products include Identity Safe and the Norton toolbar?
Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 include the toolbar.
Will the Norton toolbar slow my browsing experience?
Although the Norton Toolbar delivers real-time protection - it will have minimal effect on the performance of your PC. You should not notice any performance impact.
Why is it more secure to store my passwords in Identity Safe versus the password manager that comes with my browser?
Identity Safe stores passwords far away from malicious applications in an encrypted area. Unlike some browsers, it also allows you to password protect your personal information so no one else can get to it.
How do I know my confidential data is safe?
Norton stores all confidential data including passwords in an encrypted area on your PC—only allowing you to access them.
What makes Norton Toolbar’s phishing protection better than the one in my browser?
Norton utilizes heuristics and does not solely rely on a known list of phishing sites. This difference protects you from new phishing sites whereas solution dependent on block lists do not. It also provides additional protection by authenticating known legitimate Web sites.
How is my private information secured?
Norton encrypts the information you store in Identity Safe on your PC and password protects access to that information ─ to protect it from unauthorized access.
If I let my subscription lapse – am I still able to recover my stored passwords?
Yes- information on how to recover passwords is located on the Symantec Support website here as well as in the expiration notice.
Norton System Insight
I just installed my Norton product, why is the System Insight graph empty?
Immediately after installation the System Insight graph may only show the Norton icon for the installation that just completed. The graph will display all downloads, installations, threat detections, and quick scan events that occur after your Norton product was installed.
How can I see the performance of a specific program?
On the main window, click Application Ratings to see the Norton Insight window. On the Norton Insight window, click on the application file in the list that you are interested in. On the File Insight window, click Activity then select Performance from the drop-down menu.
What is the benefit of using Optimize on the System Insight graph header?
When your files are optimized, they are organized and rearranged on your hard drive so that your system starts and runs more efficiently. Norton periodically runs a background Optimize for you. Click Norton Tasks on the main window to see when all Norton background tasks have been run.
My Quick Scan Coverage Meter shows less than 100%. Is this OK?
The Quick Scan Coverage Meter shows the percentage of trusted files as compared to the total number of files that are associated with running processes. The percentage the meter shows depends on how many trusted files are running on your system. Make sure you have Internet connectivity and click Refresh to see the current percentage. Norton will scan all the files that are not trusted on your system – and since we don’t need to scan the trusted files, your quick scan will be faster.
My Quick Scan Coverage Meter shows 95% trusted files. When I run a full system scan it seems that it scans more than 5% of my files.
The Quick Scan Coverage Meter does not reflect all files present on your system, only the files that are associated with running processes.
What is the difference between the Standard Trust and High Trust performance profiles?
Standard Trust includes files that have been validated by Symantec’s secure backend systems. High Trust also includes files that are signed with a certificate of authenticity, and the signature is validated against your computer’s certificate store.
What is the meaning of the Norton Community Usage and Trust Level ratings?
Norton Community Usage shows how many people in the Norton Community use this file. This information may be useful if you are not sure about a file and need more information. In general, the more people in the community that use a file, the less likely it is that the file is infected. Norton may also use this information in determining the file’s safety.
The Trust Level shows what Norton thinks of this file. It is an indication on how trustworthy the file is.
What does it mean if a file has Low Performance Impact or High Performance Impact?
This refers to the amount of CPU or Memory that this specific application file uses when running. A file with a High Impact rating indicates a process that may be affecting the overall performance of your PC because it is consuming larger amounts of resources, causing other processes to have to wait for resources of their own.
Norton Download and File Insight
Does Download Insight work only with Internet Explorer?
Download Insight works both on Internet Explorer 6.0 and above and Firefox 3.0 and above.
Why do I need Download Insight?
One of the most common sources of computer threats is downloaded software. Download Insight monitors all your file downloads and uses Insight Network, Norton’s cloud-based reputation system, to protect you. Using advanced statistical methods, it provides information about the safety of millions of programs and individual files around the globe and protects you against new and unknown threats before a specific signature is written.
Is Download Insight similar to Norton Insight?
Both Norton Insight and Download Insight use the same reputation, cloud-based technology. Download Insight protects you at the moment you download a file from the Internet, while Norton Insight uses the backend intelligence to make your scans faster without compromising your computer’s security.
Does Download Insight send any of my personal information to Symantec?
No, the file queries include only enough information to identify the file. No personally identifiable information is submitted to or stored by Symantec.