Lastly, Norton blocks browser exploits and protects against infected Web sites.
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(This review covers the Windows version.)Those with more than five systems to protect should consider Norton Security Premium, which covers up to 10 devices for and adds parental controls, backup software and 25GB of cloud storage.
The Mac version has built-in file encryption, yet lacks a password manager, while the reverse is true in Windows.
Norton Security Deluxe combines excellent malware protection with one of the most compact and useful interfaces in the business.
It has neither the fastest malware scanner, nor the one with the least impact on system performance, but it works unobtrusively in the background when no scan is running.
However, Norton lacks Bitdefender's ability to proactively protect key folders from an attack by encrypting ransomware, or Trend Micro's ability to back up files threatened by ransomware.
In tests conducted by German independent lab AV-TEST earlier this year on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, Norton Security found and deflected every piece of malware it encountered, regardless of whether the malware was well-known or brand-new.