Norton Internet Security 2012 Detailed Review – 5 Free Licenses For Giveaway [Winners Announced]

by Rohit Khurana on November 28, 2011

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We have reviewed Norton security products for the retail users in the past and run many giveaways on the same for the benefit of our readers. Recently we got the latest Norton Internet Security 2012 for testing. In this article we will give a detailed review and will be giving away 5 licenses of Norton Internet Security (1 year 1 Windows PC License) to 5 lucky readers. Read on for detailed review and Giveaway Contest details.

Norton Internet Security 2012

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Norton Internet Security 2012 Detailed Review

Installing Norton Internet Security is quite fast and it took less than 5 minutes on my laptop which has a core 2 duo processor with about 3GB RAM. After the installation, a re-start is usually required if you are upgrading it from any previous Norton Product.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Main Screen

After the installation, please run the Norton Live update and it will update the anti-virus to latest available virus signatures and also upgrade any applications related to Norton Internet Security. The update may take a while depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Live Update

After the Norton Internet Security is set up and running properly, you will also see a status gadget in the sidebar of your Windows PC like the one you see below. The gadget comes in handy for quick anti-virus related activities and to keep an eye whether your PC is in secure state or needs attention, like outdated updates or something wrong with the security of your PC.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Desktop Gadget

Norton Internet Security is quite efficient on resource usage and does not hog up on CPU and Memory. You can even check the graphs and performance charts of the PC right from within the Internet Security screen where it will also show you the CPU and RAM usage by Norton and other PC tasks at any moment.

Norton Internet Security Performance Monitoring Options

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Performance Monitor

Norton Internet Security 2012 Scan Options

Computer Scan

On the scanning options, there is an option Computer Scan which is further divided into:

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Computer Scan Options

Quick Scan –  A quick scan of the most common Windows files, folders and memory segments of the Windows PC which are most commonly susceptible to attack or security vulnerabilities.

Full System Scan –  A compete PC scan which scans all the areas of your PCs hard disk, memory, registry settings and all other areas for any sort of virus infection, security breach or any other security related problem. It takes longer time than quick scan but it is more secure to run it at least once a week.

Custom Scan- In Custom scan you can select what all drives, folders etc. you want to scan which can save you some time compared to a full system scan. But we still recommend to run Full scan once a week to stay safe.

Norton Internet Security Reputation Scan

Reputation Scan

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Reputation Scan

Reputation Scan tests all the running applications for their reliability and their reputation by comparing the data with Norton’s database about these application. This can well inform you in advance if some application is vulnerable to attacks, is infected or has some kind of breaching activities.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Reputation Scan Report

Like the computer scan, the Reputation Scan can also be run in Quick Scan, Full Scan and Custom Scan modes.

Norton Internet Security 2012 Facebook Scan

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Facebook Scan

Social Media networks are used more than ever before and make it very vulnerable to Facebook Spams, Scams and malicious links spreading through it. Norton Internet Security has a special app for scanning your Facebook Profile wall for any such malicious links or updates. It works seamlessly.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Facebook Scan

You need to provide the Facebook app of Norton permission to access your wall and it runs a scan on the updates of your Facebook wall to find any potential threats or unsafe links.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Facebook Scan

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Facebook Scan Results

Norton Internet Security 2012 Detailed Options and Settings

Apart from above mentioned features, Norton Internet Security integrates Norton Safe web toolbars and link scanning toolbars to warn you of any potential threats right inside your Internet browser. By going though quickly the settings, options and configuration of Norton Internet Security, you can get an idea of how much features it offers.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 General Settings

Under these settings you can configures files and folders to exclude from scans, from auto-protect scans, and other scans.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Computer Scan Settings

Under Scan settings you can set the scan rules for network drives, compressed files, scan schedules etc.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Real Time Protection Settings

In real time protection settings, you can set the actions to be performed when a threat is detected, boot time protections settings, SONAR Protections settings etc.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Update Settings

You can also set the way the application is updated under update settings.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Network Settings

Under Network settings you can make changes to Intrusion protection settings, you can set exception or allow access to particular network devices, computers to your PC.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Firewall Settings

It also gives you an in-built smart firewall which can save you from network and Internet threats. You can limit traffic, put restriction on programs for Internet access, block all traffic, and also set limits for network usage to prevent any suspicious actions.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Network Traffic Limiter

Under web settings, you can enable Browser protection which enables extensions to integrate with the Web Browser and detect and prevent online threat before it attracts your computer.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Web Settings

You can also control how your Downloads are scanned for safety and security of the computer.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Download Protection Settings

The Identity safe feature of Norton Internet Security helps you prevent any kind of Identity thefts, financial losses or loss of financial information.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Identity Protection Settings

Surfing settings help you set how to deal with malicious pages or links on the Internet.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Web Surfing Settings

There is an option to monitor the state of processes of Norton Internet Security and check if all is working fine on the security front.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Task settings

To speed up your Windows PC, you can also use the in-built start up manager to remove some of the less used or not used processes from the Windows startup making Windows lighter to run.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Startup Tasks Manager

In general settings, you can set the settings related to Norton tasks, other settings, performance monitoring and alerts, Norton’s own security etc.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 General Settings

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Performance Monitor Settings

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Self Security Settings

One very useful and interesting feature of Norton Internet Security is the Silent Mode. This mode puts the Norton Internet Security in a low performance or less intrusive mode and can be used while you need most of your PC CPU and RAM to do some intensive tasks on your PC like heavy graphic editing, high performance gaming, or running and resource intensive application.

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image – Norton Internet Security 2012 Silent Mode Settings

The above features we mentioned are some of the most useful features of the Norton Internet Security, it packs a lot of other features which we have not discussed here. You can see complete product details here. You can win a free license of Norton Internet Security by following some simple steps in our contest below.

Win A One Year License To Norton Internet Security 2012

We are giving away 5 one year licenses to the readers of Trouble Fixers. This giveaway is open for the readers living within India only. Following are the rules to participate in this contest.

  1. Follow @troublefixers on twitter OR Become a Fan of TroubleFixers on Facebook
  2. Tweet the following text from your twitter account OR Share this text on Facebook – “Norton Internet Security 2012 Giveaway – Win Free Licenses (via @troublefixers ) – http://bit.ly/tUXV1e
  3. Sign Up for our free email newsletter here.
  4. Leave a comment below on this article telling about which feature of Norton Internet Security you like the most among the features mentioned above. Please use a valid email id (we will contact you via this email id if you win a license.)

Note:

1. Since we have physical products in boxes and these products are only for distribution in India, we will be shipping the licenses to the addresses Inside India (India, Asia).

2. The giveaway will be open till 20th December 2011. After which we will select 5 winners at random from the list of participants. We will contact them via email to get the shipping address at which the products will be shipped by us. Winners will not be liable to pay for shipping, it will be paid by us. We will be shipping only to the address in India as mentioned in the note above.

3. Norton Internet Security 2012 is also available on the official website of Norton India and can be directly purchased from there.

Updated on 23 December 2011:

Winners of the Norton Internet Security 2012 are as below:

  • Kurtumi
  • Robert Salam
  • Alok
  • Sunil
  • Praveen Kumar

Congratulations to the winners. We will soon contact you via email and get your shipping address for shipping these licenses to you. If you don’t get our email, please check your junk / spam folder. If its not there, please drop us a mail at admin [at] troublefixers [dot] com

For rest of the participants, we thank you for your participation and we will keep coming with more exciting giveaways. Hope you win next time.

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NOTE : There were 17 entries from same IP Address which were not considered for this contest as its an unfair practice of multiple participation by same person. There were two entries which were from outside India, and there were also not considered as per the terms and conditions of the contest.

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{ 48 comments }

Vivek November 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Norton internet security have been a very nice and consistent security suite giving us all round protection, i really like it’s reputation technology for file downloads we do..!! after which it’s layer protection in which other one i like is safe, as i purchase online a lot, and submit bills online, recharge ect..!! So “Norton is what that makes my mind free of tension”

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Tanjum November 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm

My lovely norton giveaway is once again here. Norton is what i trust in the world where we can’t even trust people, Norton is simply great, it helps me to keep my lapy safe from all the threats online, giving me protection on social sites, the very good feature of Norton is it does not slow down my lapy, and in my office i do not feel unsafe when somebody borrows my laptop for inserting pen drive copy matter and everything. Norton is the best.

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Alok November 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Norton internet security 2012 giveaway, that is severally cooler than ever, so what i like in Norton is it’s simple interface that is redesigned, tough firewall, and it’s automation that it does in background like optimization, scanning in ideal. These are recommended.. i love to win it !

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Alka Singh November 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm

hurray ! Norton giveaway is here, i was waiting for this, thank you trouble fixers for bringing us an opportunity to win a free 1 yr license. Norton has everything that makes anybody fan of it’s simplicity and powerful protection. I like it clean interface, one window option, network security map, and it’s ability to remove the leftovers of the threats and detecting to those threats which other fail to detect.

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emirkanim November 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Currently I am using Norton 2012, and very good in every way using the trial version .. Scans very fast, does not lead to Malware protects the computer is very tight. slow down the computer

utkarsh saxena November 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Hello,
I have tweeted the text from my twitter account and I am receiving your newsletter since 2 years.

As for the best feature according to me, it will surely be the reputation scan which is a totally new term I am hearing and quite useful too.

I have participated in 3-4 of such giveaways troublefixers but have never won. Lets hope this time!!!!

kurtumi November 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm
Dave November 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Norton is a great security suite, used to use this but it started to get to bloated scans to slow just hope this is much better, so count me in, this was a brill review by the way longest I have seen so far, great job TF.

Amit Raina November 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

Plz Count me also …………..
I hve following u on Twitter ….and i hve tweet the link ….

Amit Raina November 29, 2011 at 7:01 am

Plz Count me also …………..
I hve following u on Twitter ….and i hve tweet the link ….
Sonar Protection i like most in norton internet security 2012

Mufaddal Diwan November 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

One of the good features is the silent mode, this is very important for using offline softwares like photoshop where the anti virus bogs the system down. The second good feature is the restriction of softwares to access the internet , this gives a better internet speed. I like the new norton , they have improved better than other antivirus progs.

Sathian VK November 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

I like the silent mode feature in Nortor Internet Security 2012, the most.

Sharath BS November 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

Norton is the best security suite available. I have used Norton 360 version 5.0 and it was pretty impressive. The file insight is very useful as some harmful get downloaded automatically while browsing some sites. It gives a good rating of those files. The performance monitor is the best part. It shows a popup when some program takes up excess memory or cpu usage. The facebook wall scan is also pretty impressive.

Twitter update:
https://twitter.com/#!/sharathrocks/status/141386739615940609

bala November 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Hi Rohit your review is very good. Highly recommended. You have done a great review with detailed screenshot. The feature i love most in Norton is norton Insight which gives detailed analysis of the software. Their sonar behavioral detector is also top notch. The antivirus is the best. Norton used to be resource hog but now it has come a long way. I also like the good interface and detailed amount of settings in it. As i am in 10th std my mom has blocked fb and twitter. I am allowed to use the pc only in a rationed manner I hope u count me in. Thankyou. Once again v good review.

Sunil November 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I need one year license pls…

Praveen Kumar November 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Wow, Nice information’s this is a good change for Win a free One Year Antivirus License, Norton Internet Security 2012 it very useful & effective antivirus, Norton Antivirus is best Antivirus in world, thanks for sharing with us best opportunity to wining this.

Nikanth November 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

i like Norton Reputation scan and safe web…
Norton IS is very light on system resources with high detection rate…The best security suite..
Count me in please….:)
https://twitter.com/#!/nikanthpromod/status/141450852224348161
Followed @troublefixers on twitter..

Hussain November 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

norton is the best antivirus that i ever found n i never suggest any of my customer to go any antivirus except norton, it reduces viruse issues n lot.

Basanta November 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Worlds most reliable security Software.Thanks for giveaway.

emirkanim November 30, 2011 at 2:02 am

How do I tell them to stick, or how. On the category. Norton 2012 does not cut the speed of the computer. Okay well:

Robert Salam November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Real Time Protection and silent mode are features of Norton I like. Thank you very much.

Shubh November 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I like most about norton is its scanning speed and browser addon indicating danger level of websites while searching and its antivirus and sonar protection is best in tits class.Thanks for the giveaway.Please count me in.
Shared on twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/greatshubh/status/141809090841149440

Bibek November 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Currently i am using Norton 2011 and it is the only security suite that i trust for my valuable files on my PC. It makes me feel secure for the online purchases that i do. I like its tight virus protection and the awesome firewall. This Norton product is the all i need for my security purpose. I have been receiving posts from this website since a year ans its a good opportunity to win a Norton 2012 subscription for free.

The twitter post made at https://twitter.com/#!/bibek222

Abhishek Narayan November 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

HI…Please avail me too for this giveaway…

Thankz

Mohammad Wasiullah December 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Mohammad Wasiullah December 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Sorry I forget one thing
I like parental control feature
because it is password protected if any body want change my setting of parental control he will need to password and he will not successful
Thanks trouble fixers
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Manish sharma December 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Norton over the years are not so competitive because of resource usage by product but this new version is highly recommended because of its intelligence to use resources…more over it beats other antivirus products as its GUI is much better and also it handles ports for malware without decreasing your internet speed.
Thanks to symantec…
I used Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton and Avast in last 6 months and re installs NIS because it is far more better than others in term of conflicts b/w trustworthy sites and scam sites also hassle free surfing…

venkat December 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/venkatn59/status/142786887684333568

i like facebook wall scanning feature, a much needed today as spam messages are spreading very frequently.

thanks

kalyani December 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

The new version 2012 is quite impressive with all its features.

http://twitter.com/#!/kalyaniv20/status/142787940924403712

thanks for the giveaway.

peterjhon1411 December 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

http://twitter.com/#!/peterjhon1411/status/142789442753667073

i like norton reputation scan. hope to win 1 licence.

krazyguy December 6, 2011 at 6:31 am

i love the feature identity safe, a much needed one to protect our identity in online.

https://twitter.com/#!/krazyguy360/status/143856440233308161

needed 1 licence.

Mayur December 7, 2011 at 8:39 am
bala December 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I think i have already commented to this post. I have got my twitter back. My twitter id is techbala9.
Followed troublefixers and also tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/techbala9/status/145415515987390465

karthik December 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm

count me in the fantastic giveaway.

http://twitter.com/#!/karthik_napa/status/145422171928412161

i like the quick installation.

lovely vn December 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm
itsme December 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

completed all steps to participate.
tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/itsme_vs/status/145423816804401152

count me.

kasu kumar December 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

great gift..

http://twitter.com/#!/kasukumar/status/145424307747684352

thanks to troublefixers.

koolguy December 11, 2011 at 7:07 am

Norton safe web is the very great feature included.

https://twitter.com/#!/koolguy_11/status/145678209969692672

thanks

krishtech December 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm
Branislav Medarevic December 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

SONAR Protection and Network Security Map.

Hope is my lucky day!!!
Thanks.

https://twitter.com/#!/medarevicb/status/146516743018397696

urnapa December 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

shared and following in twitter.
https://twitter.com/#!/urnapa/status/147679431283060736

i like reputation scan.
thanx.

uandme December 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

great giveaway.. include me in the contest.

http://twitter.com/#!/uandme_forever/status/147681884145594369

techrocker December 17, 2011 at 6:59 am

subscribed to newsletter.
following you in twitter.
tweeted the contest.

https://twitter.com/#!/techrocker240/status/147850146141581313

hope to win.

Sumit December 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

NORTON is the Best security available .On NORTON we can trust it makes me Tension free As my friend told me About This security and From Last 3-4 Years I m using It. And I am Fan Of Norton. Norton’s All Features are Great and Norton Never make PC Slow OR Heavy . ITS Simply Awesome….

https://twitter.com/#!/kaneoruni/status/148058843996372992

trulyurs2 December 18, 2011 at 7:01 am

Each and every feature of norton is great.

https://twitter.com/#!/trulyurs2/status/147852397396500480

kavya December 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

Norton proves to be the best among all available softwares.

thanks troublefixers for offering such a fantasatic 1 for giveaway.
https://twitter.com/#!/kavyanapa/status/148214093294219266

count me.

prasad December 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm

https://twitter.com/#!/prasad_ngm/status/148805265054113792

i need to gift this licence to my friend this christmas… hope to get 1

Ankit December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

why was my comment deleted???

i like sonar its very unique way of eradicating viruses.
https://twitter.com/#!/ankitshah_12

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