Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Norton Antivirus 2014 21.0 Final Free Download

Norton Antivirus 2014 Final Free DownloadNorton finally came up with the 2014 stable release, the latest and full version which is more effective in removing malware, phishing attempts, and malicious software than its previous editions. Norton Antivirus 2014 includes new features such as Threat-removal layer, regular updates to product version and free 24x7 support. The behavioral protection & live 24x7 threat monitoring feature are improved along with bandwidth management 2.0.

Norton Antivirus 2014 stops online threats when you browse, shop and bank online. It protects you from social media and networking scams and blocks infected as well as dangerous downloads from the internet. The new version identifies more complex types of malicious code, both existing and emerging online threats.

Installation and Interface:

The installer for Norton Antivirus 2014 checks for basic issues of your computer and solves them immediately. It doesn’t ask for a system restart which most of the modern antivirus softwares also do the same. The computer restart would result in virus infection and sometimes disable antivirus protection. The first update takes a lot of time to download and install all the files, once the installation is done.

The interface has to be the main problem for Norton Antivirus 2014, which is not clean enough to navigate. Although, the interface is same as the previous 2013 version, the fonts, color combination are not up to the mark. It is compatible with Windows 8, and thus made for touch-enabled systems. The system security status shows you the CPU usage and Trust Level percentage of your computer security. You can update quickly and customize settings directly from the main interface itself.

Norton Antivirus 2014 - Main Interface

There are four scanning modes in Norton Antivirus 2014, namely Reputation or Computer scan, Quick scan, Full System scan, and Custom scan. The Full System scan consumes more time checking every single file on your system, using a moderate computer resources. It also offers Repair Tool and Facebook Wall Scan in addition to the four scanning modes. You can schedule scan i.e. run at a specific time interval, daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can customize the schedule such that it runs only when the computer is idle.

Key Features:

  • Norton Insight – Identifies files and applications and filters them accordingly as safe and dangerous, using the feedback of more than 175 million Norton users.
  • SONAR Behavioral Protection – Perceives the signs that a file is dangerous to proactively protect you from never-before-seen threats.
  • Live 24x7 Threat Monitoring, is supported by a network of Norton users who serve as your own personal Neighborhood Watch group.
  • Internet Protection System, searches websites and social networking sites for distrustful links and content to spot the latest social scams.
  • Anti-phishing Technology – Blocks deceitful phishing sites that try to steal your private information.
  • Safe Web for Facebook – Scans your Facebook Wall and News Feed for malicious links that are exchanged and removes them instantly.
  • Identity Safe – The usernames and passwords of your frequently used websites are remembered, secured and can be automatically filled up, so that they can’t be lost or stolen.
  • Automatic product downloads and installations when your system is idle or not in use.
  • Windows 8 Compatibility works uniformly well in keyboard and mouse environments, supporting touch-friendly devices.
  • Windows 8 App Remediation scans Windows 8 apps for threats and removes them immediately.
  • Free and Unlimited Support for English language users only.
Norton Antivirus 2014 - Scanning Modes

Norton Antivirus 2014 does a good job in cleaning up malware-infested computers, but not very effective. The “Scan Insight” lets you know whether a website is safe to browse depending on the reputation from the Norton cloud. The “Network Mapping and Monitoring” shows all the devices connected to your home network, so you can spot unauthorized guests using your wireless connection and eavesdropping on you.

"Norton Pulse" updates virus definitions every 5 to 15 minutes without disturbing your regular work. The “Built-in Intelligence” maximizes your Laptop battery life by disabling non-critical activities until you are plugged in. The “Norton Power Eraser” scans your computer and removes hard-to-remove virus infections. The “Norton Bootable Recovery Tool” creates a rescue CD, DVD or USB that gets your PC running like new one, even if it is completely infected.

Coming to the system requirements, Norton Antivirus 2014 is supported by Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, as well as Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems. You need minimum 256 MB RAM, 1 GHz Processor, and 300 MB hard disk space for installation.

You can download Norton Antivirus 2014 15-day trial version with nag screen or purchase the full version which is more effective. Norton Antivirus 2014 has improved detection rates and repair abilities, while the enhanced password manager is also useful. Apart from its 2013 version, the latest edition has no tremendous changes.