This is one of the most powerful and popular antivirus solutions on the market which uses signatures and heuristics to detect viruses on any computer. This is a lightweight freeware application which is based on the Symantec virus database and helps you to access the security status of your computer. While the application name suggests that it’s a security solution against malicious programs, it is nothing like that, as it only detects viruses but cannot clear or safeguard your computer from them.
The application comes with a clean and intuitive interface that displays the four features of the application: Scan, Security, Get Norton and Identify Protection. Clicking on scan will enable the application to do a full review of your computer’s security state, displaying the number of items scanned and the possible security threats.
You can also check if your computer is a safeguarded by an antivirus solution, whether there is an available web protection when surfing the Internet and it will alert you if the website you’re about to access pose a potential danger to your security. The application is capable of scanning your cookies, categorize them and clear the suspicious ones.
While the application can give you a full analysis of your computer’s security status, it cannot protect you against viruses. It is recommended not to use it as a permanent protection solution.
Norton Security Scan is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in antivirus category and is available to all software users as a free download.