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Norton 360

Norton 360
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Release date March 03, 2008 July 31, 2007 August 22, 2009 February 26, 2007 January 17, 2003
The Bottom Line A near-perfect all-in-one solution for brand new PCs, Norton 360 v2 may be hard to install and run on legacy machines. However, don't count on Symantec's time-consuming and expensive technical support for help. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7 continues to outshine its competition with its ease of use combined with thorough antivirus protection. McAfee Total Protection 2010 hits many of the right notes. It's easy to use and it's effective, but years of below-average releases will likely leave many users unwilling to give it a try. For home and student use, we think Norton 360 represents the best value for ease of use, tools offered, and overall system performance. We recommend it over McAfee Total Protection and Microsoft Windows Live OneCare.

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Platform Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Language(s) Info unavailable Info unavailable English
Info unavailable English
License Validation Period Info unavailable 1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Version 2.0
7.0
Info unavailable 1.0
3.0
License Type Complete package
Subscription package
Subscription package
Complete package
Complete package
Subcategory Security - security suite
Security - adware & malware removal tools
Security - desktop antivirus
Security - security suite
Security - security suite
Home / life - gardening / home design
Category Security applications
Security applications
Security applications
Security applications
Home / entertainment / lifestyle applications
Product Description Norton 360 - ( v. 2.0 ) - Complete package
Info unavailable Info unavailable Norton 360 - ( v. 1.0 ) - Complete package
Info unavailable
License Pricing Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
License Qty 3 PC in one household
1 user
1 user
1 user
1 user
Distribution Media CD-ROM
CD-ROM
CD-ROM ( Mini-box )
CD-ROM
CD-ROM
OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions)
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 95
Service & Support New releases update
New releases update
Info unavailable Info unavailable Product info support
Package Type Retail
Retail
Retail
Retail
Retail
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