Norton Internet Security 2013

Norton Internet Security 2013

Complete Internet security suite for all your online needs.
Fast, convenient and robust antivirus and anti-malware solution for your PC.


Norton Internet Security 2013 Product Description

Say no to viruses

Norton Internet Security 2013 is an all-round online security suite that safeguards you against viruses, malware, phishing and other kinds of Internet threats.

With the SONAR virus detection technology Norton Internet Security runs behavior-based virus checks to determine whether an application is a malware. This secures you even against the latest threats that haven't been yet examined by Symantec antivirus labs.

NIS 2013 checks every file you download for threats and warns you if a piece of data you download is a malware, so that you can refrain from opening that file if it contains viruses.

Periodic deep system scans check for viruses and spyware that are already on your computer, but these scans run while you're away from the computer, so that they won't slow you down.

Stay safe online at all times

Norton's built-in Browser Protection feature blocks browser manipulation and unsafe websites that could utilize cross-site scripting attacks to sneak malware into your PC.

With all the dangers online lurking nowadays it's not safe anymore to bank or shop online without a proper security software in place. NIS 2013 neutralizes phishing sites and online criminals, so that you can shop or bank online worry-free.

Norton also scans Facebook News Feed links for potentially harmful content, so that you can visit social networks with peace of mind.

It also stores usernames and passwords for you so that you don't have to type them manually each time you login to your favorite services. Avoiding typing your passwords add extra protection because keylogging software can't read your keystrokes.

Parental Control Tools

With Norton Internet Security 2013 your kids stay safe online because you can block inappropriate websites, so that they can't access them. You can keep an eye on what your kids are doing online and track their website visits.

You can even connect to Norton Family management tools from within Norton Control Center and see what's happening on your computer.

Speed and Performance

Norton Internet Security 2013 is using Norton Insight technology that only scans those files that are deemed potentially unsafe. This shortens scan times because the most files on your disk aren't scanned twice most of the time of they've been once marked safe and haven't changed since then.

NIS 2013 is designed to work quietly in the background as you go along without interrupting your work, so that you won't even notice it's running.

On top of that Norton is giving you free 24x7 support via email, online chat or phone in case you run into trouble using the software.


Norton Internet Security 2013 Features

  • Protection against all types of online threats (including all features from Norton AntiVirus plus many more)
  • 5 Layer Protection system patented by Symantec
  • Improved SONAR behavior-based virus detection (safeguards you against the latest, not yet identified threats)
  • Network Defense Layer Protection blocks any threat before they can actually get to your computer
  • Detects and removes hidden and opportunistic infections other security software can't even find
  • Cloud-Based Norton Management allows you to manage all your Norton products online (upgrade, restore, fix and manage licenses)
  • Pulse Updates update your Norton in the background every 5 to 15 minutes while you work
  • Norton Identity Safe securely stores your logins and passwords, so that you don't have to type them and potentially expose them to anyone
  • Norton Safe Web optimized for Facebook checks your newsfeed posts and links for dangerous content and checks websites you browse from search results if they are safe to visit
  • Antiphishing technology detects fake and dangerous shopping or banking sites
  • Parental Control Tools allow you to configure Norton Family settings
  • Improved scanning performance thanks to the Norton Insight technology that scans only those files potentially dangerous
  • Browser Protection tools checks your browser's settings and protects it from any malicious manipulation
  • Download Insight checks every file you download to your computer before you open them and prevents opening of infected files or installation of viruses from your downloads
  • Vulnerability Protection secures holes in your system that hackers could possibly exploit taking control over your computer
  • Bandwidth Management automatically detects when you're on a 3G/4G connection and adjusts the amount of downloaded data to save your bandwidth
  • Free Norton Support available 24x7 via email, online chat or phone

System requirements

Norton Internet Security 2013 System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows XP (32-bit only) all flavors with Service Pack 2 or newer
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit version) all flavors with Service Pack 1 or newer
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit version) all flavors
    • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Hardware Requirements
    • 300 MHz processor or faster for Windows XP
    • 1 GHz processor or faster for Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • At least 256 MB of RAM memory
    • At least 300 MB of free disk space
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive if you're installing from CD (not required if installing by download file)
  • Browsers Supported for Safe Search and Phishing Protection
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer (only 32-bit version is supported)
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox (only 32-bit version is supported)
  • Support for Antispam Protection
    • Supported are all POP-3 compatible email clients including Microsoft Outlook 2002, Outlook Express 6.0 and newer


Compare Norton Internet Security vs. Norton AntiVirus and Norton 360 2013

The comparison chart below shows the main differences between Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton 360 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 AntiVirus
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 NO
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 NO
Checks online banking and shopping sites for their legitimacy making your online banking and shopping worry-free YES YES NO
Detects and blocks bogus and fake websites designed solely for stealing your personal information, passwords and credit card number YES YES NO
Safeguards against phishing YES YES NO
Stops hackers from breaking into your PC to steal your personal information YES YES NO
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 NO
Allows you to block access to inappropriate sites such as social media sites, adult sites, online chat sites and other YES YES NO
Informs you about with whom your kids are chatting or socializing online YES YES NO
Diagnoses performance problems and their causes and fixes them automatically (a tuneup report will be displayed to you) YES NO NO
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 NO
Removes clutter and outdated files that may render your system unstable or slow YES NO NO
Automatic scheduled backups are created while you work in the background to protect your important documents, pictures and other files YES NO NO
Off-site data storage is used and your backups are uploaded to Norton's backup server for increased security YES NO NO
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 NO




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