The downside to free and less robust security solutions

When it comes to protection for your devices, finances and identity online, low-end security just isn’t good enough. You need speed and accuracy. Some overzealous, less intelligent security solutions block things that shouldn’t be blocked or slow users down with constant “are you sure?” prompts. Less comprehensive solutions rely on existing data to catch known malware but miss new, zero-day threats.

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Norton Security has layers of security for full-coverage protection

Using one of the largest threat intelligence databases in the world, Norton Security works behind the scenes to quickly let the right things through and keep the wrong things out. Plus, Norton Security features multiple layers of protection, with purpose-built technologies designed to recognize different kinds of threats and guard each possible entry point on your devices.

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Precision + Speed = Best Value

How is it possible for security software to get faster and faster even as the number of threats to combat climbs higher? How is it possible for security software to get better and better even as cybercriminals get smarter and more sophisticated?

Exclusive, patented technologies in Norton Security power speedy virus detection and accuracy.1

Passmark Software Performance Tests reveal that Norton Security performs faster than the competition. Norton Security has achieved the highest overall score—and has been PassMark’s top-ranked security solution—for nine consecutive years.

Norton Security covers PCs, Macs, Androids, iPads and iPhones. Some features are not available on iPad and iPhone.

Norton AntiVirus Basic covers a single PC.

Auto-scan of apps on Google Play is supported on Android 4.0 or later, except for Samsung devices. Samsung devices running Android 4.2 or later are supported. For earlier versions of Android, the Google Play “Share” function must be used to scan apps on Google Play.

Norton Family and Norton Family Premier features are not supported on Mac.

2 Virus Protection Promise: To be eligible, you must have a qualifying subscription with automatic renewal. If a Norton expert is unable to remove the virus from your device, then you may receive a refund based on the actual price paid for the current term of your qualifying subscription. If you have a bundle (a qualifying subscription from NortonLifeLock purchased with either another offering from NortonLifeLock, or a third party offering), your refund will be limited to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of only your qualifying subscription for the current term, not to exceed the total bundled price paid. Any refund will be net of any discounts or refunds received and less any shipping, handling and applicable taxes, except in certain states and countries where shipping, handling and taxes are refundable. The refund does not apply to any damages incurred as a result of viruses. See for complete details.