Norton Internet Security 2013

Norton Internet Security 2013 is the next generation of Symantec’s security suite. Norton has good malware detection rate. Its web protection does not cause the web browsing to slow down. It has cloud based detection of new and unknown malware. It caused the Windows startup to slow down more than any other Internet security. Its false positive detection is high. It detected a good audio player software as a malware.


The installation is fast and easy. It does not require a lot of input from user. However you need to register online for installation to proceed.



  • Advanced protection for your PC – includes everything from Norton AntiVirus
  • Norton Protection System – Our 5 patented layers of protection detect and eliminate threats more quickly and accurately than other technologies.
  • Network Defense Layer Protection – Stops online threats before they can reach your computer.
  • SONAR Behavioral Protection & Live 24×7 Threat Monitoring – Stays ahead of, detects and eliminates threats that haven’t been invented yet by watching your PC for suspicious activity.
  • Threat-removal Layer – Targets and eliminates hard-to-remove threats less sophisticated products often miss.
  • Norton Management – Cloud-based controls let you fix, update, renew and install Norton Internet Security over the Internet with a few simple clicks. It brings together your available Norton protection for other devices, like your Mac® computer, smartphone or tablet, in one place.
  • Always up-to-date Product Version – Norton automatically sends you important product and feature updates throughout the year. The latest version installs without you needing to do anything.
  • Norton Identity Safe – Remembers, secures and automatically enters your user names and passwords for you.
  • Norton Safe Web for Facebook – Scans your Facebook News Feed for dangerous links, infected downloads and unsafe websites.
  • Parental Controls Management – Lets you access Norton Online Family through Norton Internet Security
  • FREE 24×7 Support – Offers you expert help and answers by phone, live chat, or online, whenever you need them.1
  • Antiphishing Technology – Blocks fraudulent “phishing” websites set up by online scammers to steal your money, passwords and identity.
  • Insight – Improves performance by identifying safe files and only scanning unknown files.
  • Norton Safe Web – Proactively protects you while you surf the Web by warning of and blocking unsafe and fake websites right in your search results.2
  • Browser Protection – Proactively protects you by checking for and blocking online threats as your browser loads, to stop online threats before they can do damage.
  • Download Insight 2.0 – Protects you from dangerous applications before you install them by telling you if they are harmful or unstable.
  • Vulnerability Protection – Stops cybercriminals from using security holes (vulnerabilities) in applications to sneak threats onto your PC.
  • Bandwidth Management 2.0 – Automatically adjusts Norton data usage updates when you connect to 3G networks to avoid using up your monthly data allotment or causing overage fees.
  • Norton Pulse Updates – Updates your protection every 5 to 15 minutes, without disrupting you.

Norton settings

Any of the features like insight protection, Antivirus, Antispyware, SONAR protection, Smart firewall, intrusion prevention, Identity safe, can be set ON/OFF as required.

Specific Files and folders can be excluded from manual antivirus scan. Files and folders can be excluded from Auto protect antivirus.

Many custom settings can be done for manual Computer Scan. Like scanning of compressed files.

Real time protection can be configured to suit your requirement.

The network protection feature protects your computer from attacks by hackers. It protects from use of software exploits against your computer.

Norton internet security 2013 has many configuration that can be done.  Norton can be said as a good internet security suite but not the best. Its main weakness is its high false positive detection rate.