Symantec Norton Security Premium 2016 Review

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Price: ₹ 1,399

Key Specs

    Defends against viruses, spyware, malware and other online threats, Safeguards your identity and online transactions, Secures multiple PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets with a single subscription, manage all your devices with an easy-to-use Web portal, Includes premium family safety features, Automatically backs up your data, Includes 25 GB of secure cloud storage

Pros: Effective protection against malware, spam mails, viruses etc, excellent parental control, malicious URL blocking and photofinishing, 25 GB online backup, supports Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices, firewall

Cons: Limited protection for iOS devices

Bottomline: Symantec Norton Security Premium is one stop solution to protect various devices with one account. It supports Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices, leveraging you to protect any device, being used by your family members. With excellent protection and lots of features such as online backup, parental control, etc. this is an perfect cross-platform security suite.

Symantec Norton Security Premium is the right solution for a family and individuals having machines with different OS. It offers protection for Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS. We received Norton Security Premium for 5 devices, this subscription also includes 25 GB of hosted online backup and parental control system.

Create or log in to your Norton account online and enter the product key. Now you can download the product and install it on your device. And no need to think even for one moment if you have iOS or Android OS, it will download the correct product.

Effective protection

To test this, we performed malware-blocking tests and malware-hosting URLs. Norton matched the best detection rate in the static test, 94 percent. In the malicious URL blocking test, Norton shares the very best score, 91 percent. To check phishing protection, we tested uts detection rate and also compare with built-in protection in the two browsers (Chrome and Firefox). It offers complete protection against phishing.

Norton is also providing effective protection to all your email. In testing, it misfiled just 1 percent of valid personal mail as spam and missed 5 percent of undeniable spam.

A special “Norton secured” icon identifies sites that have been checked and found safe for online shopping. Norton Identity Safe is a full-scale password manager that also fills Web forms. And the suite’s set of system optimization tools includes cleanup of junk files, disk optimization, and a powerful manager for programs that launch at startup.

Family (parental control) protection

For the family as well, you get similar protection as you will get as standalone. It comes with parental control features that let you configure and monitor the protection of your family’s devices. You need to provide details of your child, including birthdate, gender, and an optional thumbnail picture. You can configure House Rules online and then download the Norton Family agent on each device that children use. Now, link each device or Windows user account with the child who uses it. Once done, it will apply same settings for each child user. Also, there are content strategies and various configuration available with this suite.

There are some features for mobile devices, so whether your child using Android or iOS device, you can log into the console and see the child’s current and recent locations. With Android, it allows parents to control SMS contacts and block certain apps. Android app is also there for parents offering full access to configuring and monitoring online activities.


Norton security has an online backup feature to securely store the backed-up data. This comes with 25 GB of online backup storage. If you still require more space then you can buy additional space 10 GB, 50 GB, or 100 GB more. If you haven’t configured the backup function and clicked on it, then it will back up your data (excluding videos and email files) to Secure Online Storage. By default, backups go to Secure Online Storage. As files change, only the differences are transmitted and stored.

Restoring backed-up files is also quite simple with it. Select file or folder you want to restore or check a box to restore the entire backup set. Then you need to choose whether to restore the files to their original locations or a new location and Click Restore Files and you’re done.

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