Norton Internet Security is one of the most well-known AntiVirus/Consumer security brands in the World and with that, Norton introduces its Norton Internet Security 2012 product.
The Norton family of software is probably most known for its Norton AntiVirus product, but with Internet Security, you effectively round up most of their home PC protection products into one application. This includes full protection against spyware and malware applications often picked up on the web, attacks through your IP address by use of Norton's firewall and full protection included with the most popular Internet browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, the latter requiring the most protection historicly.
Norton Internet Security 2012 offers improvements over other versions which we've featured in the past and it now promises huge performance increases over the 2011 version. The new Norton Insight Protection is a system to inform you of potential and emerging threats on the Internet and full access to the Norton user community. Norton Performance Alerts is also included in Norton Internet Security 2012 and that module of the application gives you information about applications which may be slowing down your system... thereby giving hints on which applications to disable or uninstall.
But overall, while providing ample protection against online threats, Norton IS 2012 has really made some improvements on system performance issues which has made us reluctant to use Norton products at all in the past 10 years. On a downside, it seems to install too many addons to your Internet browser which makes browsing the web feel extremely cluttered.
With that said, Norton has been and still is a great product when it comes down to overall protection, just the addons and slowdowns that have always plagued Norton may still be present in NIS 2012.
Norton Internet Security is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from antivirus and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 60 days). The Norton Internet Security 220.127.116.11 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.
Compatibility with this internet protection software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Symantec Corporation.
We have tested Norton Security Premium 18.104.22.168 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]