Norton Security Deluxe for Mac review, manual and guides


Norton Security Deluxe for Mac[1] is developed and distributed by one of the security industry leaders, Symantec Corporation. The company was launched in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. And has centers in Pune, Chennai, and Bengaluru. This American-based company provides Internet security and antivirus products for individual users, enterprises, small and medium businesses across the globe.[2]

Norton Security Deluxe for Mac Review

Norton by Symantec provides security and antivirus solutions for all the major operating systems including PCs, Macs, Android and iOS.

Norton Security Deluxe for Mac provides a reliable and trustworthy antivirus protection for Mac devices. The security suite starts at $39.99 for the first year and the subscription can be renewed for $89.99 for subsequent years. The package also includes support for up to five devices and can protect not only Macs but also Windows PCs, smartphones, and tablets. For those who only need to protect only one device, PC or Mac, Norton offers Norton Security Standard. The package starts at $34.99 for the first year and offers the same excellent antivirus protection. However, it coves only one device and does not include a web portal for simplified device management.

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Test Results

Antivirus protection

In order to protect Macs against malware and viruses, Norton Security Deluxe applies a traditional signature-based malware detection. In addition, the defenses include intrusion prevention which analyzes network traffic.

The security suite also protects users while browsing the web and blocks known phishing sites. LiveUpdate features are updated automatically to ensure the best protection possible against the most current threats.

According to the independent German testing lab AV-TEST,[3] Norton Security Deluxe demonstrates perfect malware detection and removal rates. The antivirus scored 100% in detecting both known and unknown malware samples.


Norton Security Deluxe provides users with its own firewall which block particular kinds of data from getting in and out. In addition, Norton Security Deluxe security features also protect the system from suspicious networks and known dangerous IPs.

When it comes to browsing protection, Norton offers Safe Web browsing extensions that support Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

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Even though the feature list looks decent, the price of the Norton Security Deluxe for Mac package is higher than most of the other products in the market.

System-performance impact and scans

Norton Security Deluxe for Mac has a mediocre system-performance hit. It had a passive system hit of 1.7%. During a full system scan, the antivirus suite hit the system by approximately 11%. The scan took about five minutes, which is very good, compared to the average which is about 30-40 minutes.

User interface

Even though the user interface is very informative and provides users with many options and data, some users can find it a bit complex and difficult to use. Most of the features can be found on the main screen which includes tabs for Security, Scans, LiveUpdate, Advanced and Add Devices.


The security suite includes technical support, which can be reached via the interface. It offers a live chat and a local 24/7 technical support.Norton Security Deluxe updated

The final verdict

Norton Security Deluxe for Mac is a great choice for those who need an advanced antivirus protection and want to keep their Macs protected and malware-free. However, it does not include many special features, that other products offer and it is relatively expensive.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Excellent
Additional features The package does not include many features but covers the essentials
System-performance impact Medium
Scanning performance Quick scans with a mediocre impact on a system
User interface A little bit complex
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