Norton AntiVirus
Norton AntiVirus
12.3

2.6

Norton AntiVirus free download for Mac

Norton AntiVirus

12.3
25 July 2012

Anti-virus software.

Overview

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus is an antivirus solution that automatically removes viruses from email attachments, Internet downloads, and other sources, without interrupting your work. Now it also finds and removes PC viruses to ensure that you don't spread infections to friends and colleagues. Symantec's exclusive LiveUpdate technology helps protect against the latest threats by automatically checking for new virus definitions and downloading them to your computer over the Internet. Don't let viruses destroy your valuable data. Protect it today with Norton AntiVirus for Mac.

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Jbob
10 October 2010

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I use Norton Anti-Virus as part of Norton Internet Security for Mac. I am posting a review here because Norton Internet Security for Mac doesn't seem to be on Macupdate. I really don't understand the negative reviews. This program works great! There is no slowing of my system at all. I am fairly new to the mac and have a new macbook pro. I know there is not supposed to be any viruses on the mac but I was concerned about all types of threats not just viruses and NIS for mac fits the bill perfectly. I tried Virusbarrier x6 by Intego and it noticeably slowed my system down unless I didn't run it live. If you don't run it live, what's the point. NIS is also very customizable as well.
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Version 11.0.1
Big Johnson
06 August 2016
The latest test results on the site posted below by Mcr are over two years old (July 2014).
For more recent results (March 2016) look here: http://goo.gl/rvzQxa

The testing was done by this site: http://goo.gl/naqw0F
That site has a LOT of useful test results, including spam detection.
NOTE: Not all software tested is Mac software, so be mindful of that.

Does anyone else find it suspicious/alarming that only 4 out of the 12 antivirus companies tested in 2016 are from the USA? https://goo.gl/bhOauU
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Version 12.3
dyoelf
09 September 2015
Not very user-friendly, but in general I am satisfied.
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Version 12.3
jake-tim
28 May 2015
Soso
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Version 12.3
Mcr
22 January 2015
Detailed malware detection test results are regularly posted here for nearly 2 dozen products, free and paid: http://securityspread.com/detection-rate-results/ These are very detailed, showing EXACTLY by name for each malware/virus if it is detected or not, for each product, then products are ranked 95%, 85%, 75% etc based on detection rates. Historical results are maintained so you can compare over time, and you do see product results change with each test (done every month to every 3 months depending on whether there are any new reported malware in the field, and a sample can be obtained for testing). I've done a bit of research on the site and tester, to make sure it was not one of those 'sponsored' sites by a vendor that are made to appear as objective, neutral reviews. The fact that the product rankings change constantly AND that the results are very specific and listed in detail, further support that this site and the tester are very objective. In fact this is exactly the kind of site and test results, that vendors DON'T want you to see, even the ones that do well on the test (because no product is 100%). I am posting this to support the Mac Community. When we are all better informed when it comes to this important area of security in this day of cyber threats, we all benefit. Education and information is the best defense, (as with so many things in life). For example, if someone uses MacKeeper because they don't know better, then in some ways the community failed for not getting the word out. If after doing some research and being advised not to use MacKeeper, someone still chooses to do so, then you can't help that, but hopefully it wasn't because there wasn't information available. My aim is not to support or dissuade anyone about a particular product, you pick / use or don't use whatever product you want, and live with the consequences, just remember that your decision can effect others, by virtue of whether you are part of stopping the spread, or being a part of it. I highly recommend you don't just look at the current results, but look at the past ones as well. You WILL see trends, with some products consistently doing well and others not so much, and some moving up and down. Remember, an A/V product rests on two main things, the scanning engine AND the malware database. A great engine can be crippled if the database is not updated in a timely manner. Conversely, a vendor that does maintain a current database might still not be effective if the program itself is buggy. This site only ONLY addresses virus detection results, it does not in general make any conclusions or post results regarding performance, installation, support, UI, etc.
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Version 12.3
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iMiNiMaL
iMiNiMaL
22 January 2015
Great comment! Thank you very much!!!
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TCalhau
23 October 2014
The version advertised here is completely late! The current version is 12.7 (57) See: http://cl.ly/YAeO/Norton_AntiVirus_12.7(57).png In addition, the antivirus itself is very good! I Like him, further increasing the protection of my Mac
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Version 12.3
WooRo
13 October 2012
I've always been happy with NAV either on my PC and now on my Mac. The only problem seems to be the long time a full scan takes. And about system speed, it's great compared to other AVs on the market. By the way, if you search the net, you might find much more cheaper prices for this software.
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Version 12.3
Maxter
11 April 2012
Nowadays there's a good choice of antivirus software available for the Mac. Many of them are Free. They do just as a good job at detecting viruses as Norton AV does, and don't invade your HD with useless files. Stay away from this!
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Version 12.0
Geofrant
21 December 2011
Norton is the first thing I UNINSTALL from any new computer that comes with it. The most useless bloatware you can find. Now on Mac? Thanks but no thanks.
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Version 12.0
Macbookpro
21 December 2011
Upgrade price is $29.99.
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Version 12.0
Donmontalvo
12 May 2011
Active scanning is STILL a problem on Mac. Not specific to Norton AntiVirus...but to ANY antivirus. Disable in production environments, or users will hunt you down, shoot you in the head and again in the chest and drop your limp body into the sea. Don Montalvo, TX
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Version 11.0.1
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Miner
Miner
21 December 2011
Have never experienced any issues or slowdown with VirusBarrier on any Mac old or new, so in principle I agree with your statement above. Cannot comment on the performance of Norton, I abandoned that when I embraced OS X.
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Miner
Miner
21 December 2011
Auch, I meant to say I DON'T agree! Dôh!
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