NEW is the time to protect what matters. With Windows® 8, the newest OS from Microsoft, you’ll find that Norton is optimized to make it safer and simpler.
So whether you’re getting the protection of Norton™ AntiVirus, Norton™ Internet Security or Norton 360™, you’ll find Norton and Windows 8 is:
Windows® 8 has arrived, and you’ll find our newest versions of Norton protection are ready.
1AV-Test GmbH, “Real World Testing Report,” July 2012. Norton Internet Security vs. Defender as default setting in Windows 8.
2PassMark “Norton Internet Security vs. Windows Defender on Windows 8”, July 2012.
3AV-Test GmbH, Real World and Remediation Testing Report, August 2012. Passmark “2013 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks”, August 2012.
1 Ranked #1 in Overall Protection and Remediation: AV-Test GmbH, "Real World Protection and Remediation Testing Report," August 2011.
2 Ranked #1 in Performance: PassMark Software, "2012 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks," August 2011.
It’s the newest version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, and is intended for use with various types of personal computers and devices, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Unlike the Windows 7 incremental upgrade, the user experience in Windows 8 has been redesigned to be more user-friendly.
Yes, definitely. You may have heard that Windows 8 comes with online security called Windows Defender. However, Windows Defender doesn’t come close to the protection offered by Norton. As security experts, we have been protecting the world for more than 20 years. It's all we do. We provide you, your files and your PC with multiple layers of protection against dangerous and emerging online threats. And, if you ever have a problem, we offer free 24 x 7 industry-leading customer support.
Windows Defender is basic online security that may leave you vulnerable to emerging threats. Norton security is multiple layers of superior protection that integrates your devices with everything your household does online.
Norton protection is loaded with features unavailable with Windows Defender. To name a few, there’s cloud-based management, social network monitoring and multiple browsers security. For a more complete side-by-side, take a look at our comparison chart.
Absolutely not. With a current Norton subscription, you can always update to the latest version of your Norton protection for free. When the Windows 8 compatible version of Norton is released, as long as your Norton protection is still active, you will be able to update for free.
This means that you will always have the most comprehensive security available against new and evolving online threats.
"There's no way I'd trade in the full power of something like Norton AntiVirus 2012 for the protection MSE offers."
- PC Magazine, September 7, 2011
"Some suites are good at just one thing, but Norton is a jack of all trades. Powerful antivirus protection, smart firewall, accurate antispam … it all works well."
- PC Magazine, September 7, 2011
"Low-impact performance, strong security, and useful features are the hallmarks of Norton Internet Security 2012, one of the best security suites available."
- CNET Download.com, September 6, 2011
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