Operating System: Windows 10
Antivirus version: Norton Security Deluxe
This guide will demonstrate how to install Norton Security quickly and easily:
Note the little blue x - this means that your computer will be part of Norton's "sensor" network, assisting Norton Security to identify new online threats.
So, if Norton's installation on your computer is the first one to encounter a malicious element online, it will be sent back to Norton for them to research it, add it to their database, develop a "cure" and update their protection database for all of their users.
This way you're helping eliminate online threats for the entire user base of Norton, most of whom are doing the same.
If you don't want to take part in this process, you should simply remove the blue x by clicking it once.
At this stage, you have the Norton Security software installed and ready to go, but you still need to make sure your virus database is up to date.
Run Norton Security and download all the protection updates.
After you've restarted the computer, Norton will show that the the Protection Updates status is "current".
But it's not.
You have to actively repeat the above process multiple times until you activate "Live Update" and there are no more updates left.
As I was writing this guide, I was curious as to how many times I will have to run Live Update, so I counted.
The final numbers?
6 update sessions, 4 reboots of my PC, and about 40 minutes of my life for the entire installation and update process.
This might take a while, but you have to keep downloading updates one by one and restarting your PC over and over until your version of Norton Security is actually up to date in order to enjoy full protection.
Throughout the process, Norton's interface might change slightly as it progresses through the design stages. This is the final form of Norton Security:
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