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Simple Step-by-Step Norton Installation Guide to Secure your Devices

Developed by the Symantec, Norton is among the most popular antivirus software and has been in use since 1991. Cyberthreats are progressing every day. To keep your devices and your personal information secure, you need an antivirus that keeps up with the pace at which malware is evolving. That’s the reason why more than 50 million users across the globe have Norton installed on their devices.

Why should you choose Norton?

Norton 360, which is the latest version that’s available at the Norton website offers a well-designed package that will not allow any cyberthreats to interfere with your computer or other devices. These are some of the benefits of using Norton:

  • The best part is that all of their packages offer real-time protection. This means that your Norton antivirus will continuously be upgrading to fight the latest and most advanced viruses, with no additional charges.
  • Norton offers packages for all of the major operating systems including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • The company gives a money-back guarantee on their virus protection. If your system is affected by a malware despite an active Norton subscription, and a Norton expert is also unable to remove it too, the company will refund the entire payment that you made for that package.
  • Tons of features are available, including parental control, safe storage of your passwords, and cloud backup for your important documents and files.
  • Multiple subscription plans are available to choose from, which differ with the number of devices they can be used on, size of cloud storage, and of course the price.

Steps to download, install and activate Norton on your device

This step-by-step guide will tell you exactly how to download, install and start using Norton to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cyber threats.

Step 1: Uninstall any other antivirus program already installed on your computer

If you already have an older version of Norton or any other antivirus installed and activated on your computer, it is highly recommended that you uninstall it before going to the next steps. This step will ensure the optimal performance of the Norton subscription that you are about to activate.

  • From the start menu, select ‘Control Panel’ and go to ‘Programs and Features’.
  • When the list of programs installed on your PC appears, find Norton or any other antivirus that’s installed.
  • Click on the antivirus program and select ‘Uninstall’.
  • Let the uninstalling process complete and restart the computer if prompted to do so.
  • For Mac-based computers, you will uninstall the antivirus directly through the Launchpad by holding down the icon and pressing ‘delete’.

Step 2: Create a Norton account and sign in

  • Go to https://my.norton.com/home/setup and press ‘Enter product key’.
  • The website will direct you to the ‘Create Account’ page.
  • Enter your details to create an account.
  • Now enter your email ID and password to sign in to your Norton account.

Step 3: Enter the Activation Code

  • Once you have signed in to your Norton account, you will be prompted to enter the product key.
  • Find the 25-digit product key on the Norton retail card if you have purchased through a retailer or in your email if you have made the purchase online.
  • Enter this product key on the prompt, along with other necessary details and press ‘Enter’.

Step 4: Download the Norton setup

  • After entering the product key, you will be prompted to install the subscription on your current device or additional device.
  • Select ‘Install on this device’ and click on ‘Download’.
  • Wait for the setup to download on your device.

Step 5: Run the setup and install Norton

  • Find the setup in the ‘Downloads’ folder of your computer.
  • Run the setup.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the subscription package on your computer.
  • Once the installation is complete, your Norton subscription will automatically activate and start protecting your system.

How to install Norton on additional devices

In case you are using the Norton 360 standard package, you can install and activate Norton on a single device only. For all the other packages, multiple devices can be protected through a single subscription. Once you have installed Norton on one device, you can also add additional devices to your subscription. Here’s how you will do so:

  • Go to https://my.norton.com/home/setup and press ‘Sign In’.
  • Enter your account details and sign in to your Norton account.
  • On your account homepage, you will find an option ‘Do you want to add more devices?’.
  • Select this option and press “Download it on another device”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install it on an additional device.

Norton 360 Delux allows you to add up to 5 devices in a single subscription package while the Ultimate Plus package supports unlimited devices at a time.

How to renew your Norton subscription

The subscription packages can be purchased for 1 year or for 2 years. Once it is installed on your PC, you can open the program at any time and the remaining subscription period will be displayed on the home screen. When the subscription period is near its end, it’s time to renew it. Here’s how you will do so:

  • Go to the Norton Sign In page and enter your account details.
  • Once you have logged in to your Norton account, click on the ‘My Account’ tab on top of the page.
  • Under the ‘All expired’ tab, you will find your expired subscriptions, if any.
  • If your subscription is still active, you will find it under the ‘View active’ tab.
  • Select the Norton subscription that you wish to renew and select ‘Renew’ from the options.
  • Fill your credit card number along with other billing details.

Once the payment is processed successfully, your subscription will renew and your devices will be protected for another year, or two depending on the purchased subscription.

Does Norton offer an automatic renewal of subscription?

Yes. Norton offers an automatic renewal of your subscription using the billing information that you provide. If you wish to use this service, you will need to select an automatic renewing subscription when making the purchase from the Norton store.

The billing will be made automatically, each month or each year, depending on your selection so that your devices are always protected. You will not need to worry about renewing it manually, every time the subscription period elapses.

Norton will notify you with all the billing details through an email before charging you using the billing information you have provided on your account.

How to cancel the automatic renewal service

At any time, you can choose to cancel the automatic renewal service, if it does not suit you.

However, if you choose to cancel it, you will need to keep a check on the subscription period and renew it timely. Here’s how you can cancel the service:

  • Sign in to your Norton account.
  • Go to ‘Automatic Renewal Settings’.
  • Select the subscription for which you want to cancel the automatic renewal service and switch the slider to off position.
  • You may be asked for a reason to turn off the renewal. Give the reason and press ‘Continue’.
  • Press ‘Turn off’.

Once the automatic renewal is turned off, you will need to manually renew the subscription upon its expiration. Norton will prompt you to renew the subscription in time to keep your devices protected.