Norton Antivirus 2010 (single user)

  • Norton AntiVirus 2010 delivers industry-leading protection against viruses, spyware and more without slowing down your PC
  • Proactive protection automatically removes threats and stops new attacks before they can do damage
  • Uses intelligence-driven technology for faster, fewer, shorter scans–spend more time using your PC and less time waiting for scans
  • Provides clear, useful information about the CPU and memory resources used by applications to help you keep your PC running at top speed
  • Tells you what attacks it catches, where they came from and what they did so you can avoid future attacks

Product Description
Norton Antivirus Product Description
Norton AntiVirus 2010 defends your PC against viruses, spyware, bots, worms, and more without slowing you down or getting in your way. Intelligence-driven technology identifies and targets only files at risk, for faster, less frequent scans. Vulnerability Protection prevents threats from exploiting security holes in your PC’s software. Pulse Updates every 5 to 15 minutes and real-time online security chec… More >>

Norton Antivirus 2010 1-User


  1. I’m giving all Norton 2009 and 2010 antivirus products a 1-star because of their “software-as-rental” policies.

    I thought the 1 year subscription period meant that automatic updates would no longer be provided, but that otherwise the product would continue to work OK.


    The software stops working and disables itself, unless you pay the yearly renewal fees, which are much higher than so-called “buying” the next year’s version.

    Imagine if Windows stopped working, unless you kept paying yearly fees to Microsoft, forever.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. What is there to say, I have found that buying a new version of Norton from Amazon each year is less expensive than buying a “subscription” upgrade from Symantec itself for some reason.

    While it is a bit of a “pain” to have to use the Norton Removal Tool before installing the new version, I like doing it since I end up with all the newest definitions, functions, and actaully save money doing it.

    I had some trouble last year when the 2009 version also negated access to my MP3 player driver somehow, and I had a heck of a time getting everything working again. This year’s version, no problem. Still Norton, still great virus protection, and an even better SONAR attack identifier included in the system.

    Clint Wigen.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This time last year I purchased Norton Anti Virus 2009. Yesterday, using the handy “subscribe now” button in my current Norton dialog box I renewed my Norton Anti-virus software online. In doing so Norton signed me up to automatically renew my contract every year charging the credit card I used for this renewal. The only way I could opt out was to go to an entirely different website and using the ID and password I set up on the first site log on and find the cancel automatic renewal option and then endure another dialog box as I canceled it. They could have easily provided the option to opt out on the renewal website. Better yet it should have been an opt in option in the first place.

    Then today, still stewing a bit about being bullied by Norton during the renewal process, I checked here to learn I could have purchased it new for $24.70 but instead had paid $39.99 for a renewal. It will be a cold day you know where when I buy Norton again, or for that matter, anything form it’s parent company Symantec.

    I don’t like being bullied and abused. And abuse this is. I’m going with open source software next year. I’ve used it in the past with no problems.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. If somehow your machine becomes infected and the product cannot remove the infection, you will have to contact Norton for support, however it is not free. It cost US$ 99.00

    When (not if) product fails to discover the virus, and it cannot delete it, you will have to pay again to Norton to help you remove it.

    If you are a reseler, like me, who had sold close to 50 installations this year, imagine the nightmare.

    Buy another product, stay away from Norton 2009 and 2010.


    This is their claim:

    Although we, at Symantec, would like to be able to provide a perfect antivirus solution that can never be circumvented, unfortunately that is not possible. No antivirus software is a guarantee against a computer becoming infected with a virus. It is a preventative measure that delivers very effective protection, but is not 100% foolproof. Norton AntiVirus, and the Norton security suite products that include Norton AntiVirus (like Norton 360), offer industry leading protection against virus infections on your computer. However, the effectiveness of the protection depends on certain conditions.

    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. It seems to work good for stopping viruses but it slows down my computer, especially during startup. It always seems to be scanning in the background which I guess is good if you have a newer computer but mine is old and takes forever with this running.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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