Norton 360 Version 2013

Norton 360 2013

The Ultimate Online and Off-line protection for your PC against viruses, spyware, Facebook scammers and data loss.

Complete protection from all kinds of threats for your desktop PC.


Norton 360 2013 Product Description

Norton 360 version 2013 is a complete online security package for desktop PC that provides protection against all kinds of threats.

It protects you against viruses, spyware and online hackers, but not only that. It also provides backup & restore of your local data which makes it a all-round protection suite against all dangers and data loss.

Complete virus protection

Norton 360 2013 delivers protection from all kinds of known software threats such as viruses, spyware, rootkits, sniffers, keyloggers and more. Norton's patented five layers of security safeguard you from almost any threat you can imagine while running software on your computer or browsing the Web.

This version of Norton 360 utilizes Symantec's own SONAR technology that monitors newly emerging threats 24x7 delivering real-time protection from latest threats emerging all around the globe.

Norton 360 scans all files on your computer ensuring none of them are infected. To speed things up it utilizes the Insight technology that differentiates between trusted files (those are omitted during scan) and those that need to be tested.

Norton 360 also uses behavioral-based virus detection and even though the threat cannot be 100% identified Norton can figure out their malicious behavior simply by monitoring what it does.

This security software utilizes advanced techniques backed up by a large database of trusted websites to identify sites you're visiting or about to visit by clicking search results links and it a suspicious or dangerous site is detected you will get a warning. This is especially useful when you're socializing, banking or shopping online and reveal your personal information to the website you're interacting with.

Online safety

Concerned about online safety? Norton 360 2013 provides all the tools you need to stay safe while you bank, shop or socialize online. Sophisticated online threat detection tools block unsafe Web content, check links in the search results before you click them, verify online shopping sites for validity and make sure no passwords for Facebook or Twitter are stolen.

Norton 360 2013 also scans Facebook wall and news feed for threats making sure you visit no bogus websites being advertised.

PC Tuneup and Performance

Norton 360 is not only the all-in-one online security solution for your desktop PC, but it also gives you excellent tools to tuneup your computer's performance by doing maintenance tasks and removing clutter from the disk.

This software is designed to run quietly in the background, so that it won't get in your way while you work. Norton is also very light on resources and it won't slow you down. Scans happen very quickly without requiring user's attention (no annoying popup messages or notification).

Norton 360 is also optimized for background updates at idle times while you're away from your computer.

Backup and Restore

With Norton 360 2013 you can schedule automatic backup of your files and restore them in just a few mouse clicks if an accident happens (hard drive failure, etc.). Norton's automatic backup takes care of all your important documents, pictures, videos and music files, copies then to a safe location either locally (DVD, USB, local network drive) or remotely (Norton backup storage). You can restore your backed up files at any time a few mouse clicks.

Cloud-based Norton License Management

With Norton Cloud-based Management and you can manage all your Norton licenses online by logging to the Cloud-based Norton License Management Service. With Norton Cloud Management you stay in control of all your Norton software, fix broken installation, manage licenses, renew your product or install it on another PC.

After logging in you can review all Norton licenses you own in one convenient online interface. You can fix your broken Norton installation at any time using this facility too.

License Management Service allows you to keep track of all your licenses, no matter whether they are for Mac, PC or Smartphone.


Norton 360 2013 Features

  • Ultimate protection for all your online and off-line needs - includes all features of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus plus 2GB of online storage space for your backups (see the compare tab)
  • Provides 5 independent layers of protection (Norton Protection System) to eliminate threats before than can infect your computer
  • Detects and eliminates any threat including viruses, spyware and Trojan horses
  • Protects against Internet threats, password hijacking and phishing (antiphishing technology)
  • Norton Safe Web for Facebook scans Facebook News Feed for bogus applications and games, infected downloads, fake or dangerous websites
  • Includes improved SONAR system for behavioral protection and 24x7 threat monitoring. SONAR makes sure you stay protected even from zero-day threats and from threats not yet fully identified
  • Checks websites from search results you're about to visit
  • Detects and stops hackers before they can reach your computer
  • Detects network components and provides multiple layers of network protection to stop hackers from stealing your passwords and personal information
  • Removes threats that are already on your computer (run thorough system scans if you suspect your PC is infected)
  • Browser Protection checks your browser's files and settings every time it's run
  • Norton Vulnerability Protection prevents hackers from exploiting security holes in applications running on your system
  • Protects your passwords and personal information you use to browse the Web, shop online
  • Protects your identity and passwords while you socialize online using Facebook, Twitter and other social media
  • Cloud-based Norton Management tool enables you to manage all your Norton-enabled devices and licenses from one handy place online
  • Includes PC Tuneup tools leaving your computer clutter-free and configured for optimal performance
  • Includes backup & restore tools that automatically create scheduled backups for your important files and send them to Norton online storage space (2GB of free storage space is included. For more online backup space please check Norton 360 Premier Edition).
  • Bandwidth Management checks your connection capabilities and if you're on a 3G network it reduces the amount of data send and received to save your bandwidth allowance
  • Includes Parental Control Tools that allow you to control what your kids do online
  • Improved performance by the Insight feature, that distinguishes between trusted and unknown files that need to be scanned
  • Norton Pulse Updates download small chunks of virus definitions every 5 to 15 minutes keeping you protected against the latest known threats
  • Automatic updates of Norton 360 ensure you have always the latest version installed without the need of doing anything
  • Free 24x7 Norton Support open to any customer around the clock

System requirements

Norton 360 2013 System Requirements

This version of Norton 360 requires Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP either 32 or 64-bit and a DVD-ROM for install.

Detailed system requirements:

  • Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows XP (32-bit version only) with Service Pack 2 or later
    • Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit versions are supported) with Service Pack 1 or later
    • Windows 7 (both 32- and 64-bit) Home Basic / Starter / Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate
    • Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (both 32- and 64-bit)
  • Norton 360 Supported Browsers (for online phishing protection, safe search and password management)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer (only 32-bit version is supported)
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox (only 32-bit version is supported)
  • Minimum Hardware
    • 256MB of RAM
    • At least 1GHz processor speed for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive if installing from a CD (not required if installing via download file)


Compare Norton 360 2013, Norton 360 2013 Premier Edition and Norton Internet Security 2013

The comparison chart below shows the main differences between Norton 360 2013, Norton 360 2013 Premier Edition and Norton Internet Security 2013. Please check the appropriate product's page for more details using the product links above.

Feature Norton 360 2013 Norton Internet Security 2013 Norton 360 2013 Premier Edition
Fights viruses, spyware and rootkits YES YES YES
Finds and removes hidden threats that other antivirus software can't find YES YES YES
Stops all kinds of Internet threats without slowing down your PC YES YES YES
Stops viruses, spyware and hackers at their entry point before they can reach your computer YES YES YES
Safeguards email by scanning all incoming messages for dangerous content (software, attachments and links) YES YES YES
Detects any type of malicious software aimed at stealing your credit card numbers, hijacking passwords, etc. YES YES YES
Blocks spam emails YES YES YES
Checks links from search results you're about to visit and warns you about potentially dangerous sites YES YES YES
Checks every website's reputation against Norton's own database of trusted websites. If you're about to visit an untrusted or website with low reputation score you will get a warning YES YES YES
Checks online banking and shopping sites for their legitimacy making your online banking and shopping worry-free YES YES YES
Detects and blocks bogus and fake websites designed solely for stealing your personal information, passwords and credit card number YES YES YES
Safeguards against phishing YES YES YES
Stops hackers from breaking into your PC to steal your personal information YES YES YES
Works quietly in the background without bugging you YES YES YES
Delivers real-time protection 24/7 without the need of user intervention or supervision YES YES YES
Automatically downloads virus definition updates, and minor program upgrades YES YES YES
Scans all incoming and outgoing traffic in real time working in the background YES YES YES
Automatically checks for viruses in the background, so that you don't need to do anything to stay protected at all times YES YES YES
Provides extensive help and documentation YES YES YES
Provides free access to Norton knowledge base and online chat where a live agent can help you resolve your issue remotely YES YES YES
Allows you to track websites and services your kids are using when you're not home YES YES YES
Allows you to block access to inappropriate sites such as social media sites, adult sites, online chat sites and other YES YES YES
Informs you about with whom your kids are chatting or socializing online YES YES YES
Diagnoses performance problems and their causes and fixes them automatically (a tuneup report will be displayed to you) YES NO YES
Startup Manager lets you choose what programs to run at startup and what programs should be disabled, so that they won't slow you down during boot YES NO YES
Removes clutter and outdated files that may render your system unstable or slow YES NO YES
Automatic scheduled backups are created while you work in the background to protect your important documents, pictures and other files YES NO YES
Off-site data storage is used and your backups are uploaded to Norton's backup server for increased security YES NO YES
Includes 2GB of free online storage space for your important documents, pictures and other files YES NO NO
ncludes 25GB of free online storage space for your important documents, pictures and other files NO NO YES




Norton 360 2013 Main Screen Screenshot
Norton 360 2013 Manage Backup Screenshot
Norton 360 2013 Manage Identity Safe Screenshot
Norton 360 2013 Manage Backup Screenshot