Review: Norton 360 v6
Always wanted the ultimate PC protection tool? Look no further as Symantec brings you their all-round PC protection tool, Norton 360 v6. The Norton 360 v6 is not just an internet security suite, it also offers PC-boosting, PC tuning and online backup. Norton 360 v6 now comes with a simpler interface, with four large panels labeled PC Security, Identity, Backup and PC Tuneup.
We have to say, installation was amazingly fast as it only took last than 5 minutes to complete. The Norton 360 v6 is not just mere anti-virus software. It is a complete suite filled with many features and protection to give your PC the ultimate protection. Once we installed Norton 360 v6, a control panel consisting the four sections are displayed and enabled.
Norton 360 v6 grants us the ability to control many of the settings to fit our every need. We started by setting up our identity protection where we are required to create a Norton account. Once the account is setup, the identity safe automatically fills in personal info such as passwords, credit cards number etc. Each time we want to use this information, Norton will fill it up for us without letting it get leaked. Norton also saved our passwords and disable them from the web browser remember password feature.
By clicking on the Norton Task control panel, we get to control and set everything related to general protection, backup tasks and PC Tuneup. A really good feature the Norton 360 v6 had was the Norton Insight which allows us to view running programs and find out whether our processed and installed programs are safe or not. It also allowed us to check on specific files for viruses or malwares infection just by clicking the "Check a Specific File" link.
One feature that impressed us the most was the Norton 360 v6 Safe Web Search. It shows us whether or not the Google search result or link is safe before we click on it. In order to use this feature, the Norton tool much be enabled on your browser first. One enabled, you will see the Norton Safe Search green (safe) and red (unsafe) icon for every link you click on.
The PC Tuneup section allows us to delete temporary internet files, optimize our PC and delete windows temp file which makes Windows run that much faster. Besides that, there are also mobile versions of the Norton 360 v6 for android phones. Scanning QR codes are much safer now that you have extra protection in case the QR codes leads to harmful links.
Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, Norton 360 v6 also offers 2GB worth of internet backup storage to secure important files without worrying about virus and malware infections. As usual, activation is necessary to be grant access to the online storage.
Verdict: We loved how Norton took it to a whole new level with such amazing protection coverage. In the past, Norton products tended to slow down PCs due to the massive amount of features provided, but so far using the Norton 360 v6 hasn't slowed down our system at all. Amazing all-round PC protection software for users who are looking for more than just typical anti-virus.