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Norton and Windows 8

May 6, 2012

Windows 8 is coming soon. If you update to Microsoft’s new Windows 8, you will still need Norton’s powerful protection from dangerous and emerging threats.

Norton is designed from the ground up not just to work with your PC, but to be the best protection for you and all of your devices. It's what Norton does. In fact, keeping your stuff safe from online threats everywhere is the only thing Norton does. You can be sure that all of our PC protection, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton 360, will provide the robust security solution you expect from an industry leader.

FAQs about Norton and Windows 8

  • Will I still need Norton?
    Yes. We are the security experts. We have been protecting you and your devices from dangerous and emerging threats for more than two decades. It's all we do. We provide you, your files and your PC with multiple layers of protection from online threats. And, if you should ever have a problem, you can easily contact our industry-leading support center 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Won't my new Windows 8 computer already have security software?
    Yes, but it will be basic instead of comprehensive protection, and it may leave you vulnerable to emerging threats. Norton security is designed to provide superior protection for you and your family that's easier to use. Norton specializes in security designed around you, and our award-winning protection proves it's what we do best.

  • Will Windows 8 have a security solution included?
    Yes, Windows 8 will include a basic level of protection called Windows Defender. Norton protection provides comprehensive security, with multiple layers that integrate with all of your devices for everything you and your family do online.

  • Does Norton provide features Windows Defender lacks?
    Yes, Norton protection includes many layers of security which Windows Defender is missing, cloud-based management, social network monitoring and support on multiple browsers, just to name a few.

  • Do I need to purchase a new Norton product that will work with Windows 8?
    No, customers with a current subscription for Norton security protection will receive product compatibility updates for the latest version of Windows when and if they become available. Customers with current product subscriptions also receive continual protection updates to help ensure the most comprehensive security available against new and evolving online threats.

Read more about Windows 8 Security.

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