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Updated September 23rd, 2014 – The all new Norton Security has just been released and it’s all new for 2015!  This replaces Norton Antivirus, Internet Security, and 360 among a few other versions which are all being retired. It retails for $79.99 for the one-year license and $159.99 for the two-year license.  You can also buy it with online backup which includes 25GB of storage for an extra $10.00/year.

Updated September 15th, 2014: Just wanted to remind everyone that the Norton Security 2015 beta is available if you want to try it out. Be sure to also check out the beta forum for discussion and details on the new features coming in the upcoming 2015 release.

We also happened to find the new box design posted at one of Norton’s swedish resellers and posted it here if you’re curious to see how it’s going to look 🙂


Updated August 19th, 2014 – Symantec has just announced that it will be consolidating 19 of their Norton antivirus products into one called “Norton Security”. That means that there will no 2015 versions of Antivirus, Internet Security, and Norton 360 among others. The release date in North America is set for September 23rd, 2014 and will retail for $79.00 a year once it goes on sale. You can read more about this change at

Which Norton products will no longer be sold by Symantec?

The following versions will no longer be sold by Norton in 2015:

• Norton AntiVirus 2014 for PC and Mac
• Norton Internet Security 2014 for PC and Mac
• Norton 360 Multi-Device for PC, Mac and Mobile
• Norton 360 and Norton 360 Premier Edition for PC

What does this mean for existing customers of these products?

You will be fully covered for the remaining life of your subscription. That includes all updates to the product and full customer support. Once your subscription expires and it’s time for you to renew your membership, you will only have the choice to switch to Norton Security.

Norton Security 2015 is confirmed to be released on September 23rd, 2014.- Norton 2015 Release Date

Below is the full list of latest previous release dates.

  • Norton 2015 – The new Norton Security is confirmed to arrive on September 23rd, 2014.
  • Norton 2015 Beta – The Norton Security 2015 beta was released on July 10th, 2014. Notice the slight name change, it replaces Norton Internet Security.
  • Norton 2014 – Released on September 3, 2014.
  • Norton 2014 Beta – Publicly available in the Norton Beta Center on June 21, 2013.
  • Norton 2013 – It was released on September 23, 2012 (it’s the current version).
  • Norton 2013 Beta – Publicly available on May 3, 2012.
  • Norton 2012 – Released on September 6, 2011.
  • Norton 2011 – Released on August 31, 2010.
  • Norton 2010 – Released on September 8, 2009.
  • Norton 2009 – Released on September 9, 2008.
  • Norton 2008 – Released on August 28, 2007.

What happens if you buy the 2014 version right before the 2015 one is released?

If you buy the 2014 version now you will have coverage through the life of your subscription.  If there will be any updates or upgrades available in 2015, you will be able to find them in the Norton Update Center or to your Norton Account (select the same product that you currently have). If one is available, simple choose ‘Update me now’ and install it on your system. The installer will automatically start and upgrade your latest version of Norton. Just note that because you’re getting the free upgrade, this does not extend the days left on your subscription.

What would we like to see in the next release?

In Norton Internet Security 2014 we saw Microsoft Windows 8 compatibility and newly introduced cloud-based security features. In this next release, we hope to see improved scanning of the POP3S and IMAPS, the ability for the user to configure the default public wifi connection (i.e. default it at “Restricted” so it doesn’t need to be adjust whenever on the go), and a scanning progress bar. Besides that, we don’t expect to see any dramatic changes in the 2015 release.  Of course once we have confirmation on the features and see what’s include in the beta version, then we will post more details here on  And, as always, we invite you to signup to our release date notifier if you would like to know the moment the new versions are released (the signup box located at the right side of this page).

What would you like to see improved or added in Norton Security 2015?

Let us know what you want to see added or improved in the next release from Norton. Leave your thoughts below!

  1. January 26, 2015


    So Will I be able to buy Just a stand alone disc of Norton Anti Virus 2015 or not ?

  2. September 30, 2014


    I have asked 5 supports and all of them said I need to buy the new Norton Security in order to transfer my key.

  3. September 27, 2014

    Jonathan Wright

    When will Norton Security 2015 be released in the UK?

  4. September 26, 2014


    When does Norton Internet Security 2015 come out in Canada?

    • September 26, 2014


      Hi Tiz,

      Same as in the United States, Canada (and worldwide) will not have Norton “Internet” Security 2015 – Symantec has rebranded their Norton consumer line and blended everything into “Norton Security”. It’s already available – You can pick it up at


      • September 27, 2014


        I have been looking everywhere and no one seems to have it…I checked at best buy and nothing for Norton 2015

      • September 27, 2014


        Can you actually buy a copy of Norton 2015 or do I have to just but the download now?

        Cause I like the actual copy

      • September 29, 2014


        Is the newest version of Norton Security 2o15 available in Stores on a box set or just as a download or renewal on your subscription? And if I buy the 2014 will it give me the newest updates?

        • September 30, 2014


          Hi Tiz,

          Looks like the physical version is available at Newegg and Rakuten.

          Unfortunately, if you buy the 2014 version of Internet Security there is no free upgrade to “Norton Security”.


  5. September 14, 2014


    Will those of us who just purchased Norton 360 get an upgrade to Norton Security once released?

    • September 15, 2014


      Hi Kris,

      Great question – But we’re still not sure how Norton will handle transition. We’re guessing that anyone with an active Norton Antivirus, Internet Security, 360, etc. license will continue to have updates and support for their relevant versions and then once it’s time to upgrade/renew, Norton will ask customers to switch over to Norton Security.


    • September 26, 2014

      That PC Dude

      The quick answer is NO. Read the 2 transcripts below as I tried to do the very thing you ask:

      Welcome to Norton Support, my name is Ankit_Karora. Please give me a minute to go through the information you have provided.
      Ankit_Karora: Certainly, I can help you with that.
      Richard Stanton: OK
      Ankit_Karora: As per the previous chat survey is this “ ” your active email address and ” *****3″ is your contact number?
      Richard Stanton: yes
      Ankit_Karora: Thank you for confirmation.
      Ankit_Karora: Before we proceed I request you to make a note of your Case ID which is 18061816 for future references.
      Richard Stanton: thanks
      Ankit_Karora: You are welcome!
      Richard Stanton: So what is the migration path for this?
      Ankit_Karora: Please allow me a few minutes.
      Richard Stanton: K
      Ankit_Karora: For security reasons could you please confirm your shipping address and last four digits of your credit card?
      Ankit_Karora: I need this information in order to share your account information.
      Richard Stanton: This was 3 year subscription so I’m not sure. Possibly 3109
      Richard Stanton: Shipping address: 7154 Marker Pl SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
      Richard Stanton: You have never sent me a physical disc before therefore no shipping.
      Ankit_Karora: May I know the order number?
      info: Your chat transcript will be sent to at the end of your chat.
      Richard Stanton: I do not believe I ordered direct from Norton, I don’t believe I ever have. I ordered from a distributor at a time they were offering 3 years.
      Richard Stanton: If I did, you would have that on file.
      Ankit_Karora: No worries, I would like to share that we can transfer your Norton Internet security subscription days to Norton Security.
      Richard Stanton: and is that a free transfer OR is there a cost involved?
      Ankit_Karora: Firstly, you need to install Norton Security on your device. We will add Norton Internet security days into it.
      Richard Stanton: So are you saying that I can install the 30 day trial and then add 234 days remaining to that??
      Ankit_Karora: Yes, As your Norton Internet security is in active state. So you need to activate the Norton Security as well.
      Richard Stanton: Is there a written procedure for this somewhere on the Norton website? If so, can you give me the link?
      Ankit_Karora: I would like to share that the link to download Norton security is –
      Ankit_Karora: You need to download your 30 days trial product from the link mentioned above.
      Richard Stanton: OK.. Can do.. I install that then what is the next action I need to take?
      Richard Stanton: After installing of course
      Ankit_Karora: Once you will successfully download it. We will transfer Norton Internet Security days to that.
      Richard Stanton: Well I would more than likely have to reboot and therefore lose this chat.. Do I need to contact you again with this case number to do this or will it be automatic?
      Ankit_Karora: You may contact us back. We will surely assist you with that.
      Richard Stanton: So I put it on but I still need your assistance in transferring it. It is not automatic. Is that accurate?
      Ankit_Karora: Please allow me a few minutes.
      Ankit_Karora: Thank you for waiting.
      Richard Stanton: I’m installing now but suspect I will be required to reboot.
      Ankit_Karora: May I connect to your computer and help you in downloading your product?
      Richard Stanton: I’m an IT professional. I install Norton on MANY client computers. I am trying to find the procedure so I can assist them. Can you please just let me know the migration procedure.
      Richard Stanton: If Norton is going to be so evasive on this, I will instruct my clients to use another product.
      Ankit_Karora: I would like to share that we can transfer your Norton Internet security days to the Norton Security.
      Ankit_Karora: I would like to ask if you have downloaded Norton Security.
      Richard Stanton: You have already told me that. HOW does that take place. Do I need to have you do it through a customer representative or is there a procedure that I can do through the Norton Account website to do it myself?
      Ankit_Karora: Richard, I can connect to your computer and work to resolve the problem from here, while you sit back and watch. This is a secure connection, and I won’t access any personal information on your computer. To protect your privacy, please close confidential and personal information. If at any point you are concerned, you can disconnect me by clicking on the [End] button. I’d encourage you to view the troubleshooting from your end. If for any reason you need to leave your computer, let me know via the chat window and we’ll disconnect the remote session and resume once you’re back. Shall we go ahead with the remote connection?
      Richard Stanton: I have already told that I have indeed downloaded this and am in the process of installing it. I have also informed you TWICE that I will have to probably reboot the computer. I have asked you what is the procedure after I REBOOT.
      Richard Stanton: I have INFORMED YOU that I am an IT professional with a Bachelors Degree in Programming and 35 years of experience. I think I can handle this myself. I have asked simple questions that you have been evasive in answering.
      Ankit_Karora: You can contact us back our representative will transfer the days.
      Richard Stanton: Thank you. You have final answered my question.
      Richard Stanton: Please inform you supervisor my intention is to post this chat transcript on my blog.
      Richard Stanton: *your
      Ankit_Karora: I would like to share that the Norton Security is a newly launched product. I was requires to see the information about the subscription policy.
      Richard Stanton: I understand that it is not your fault personally. I believe Norton/Symantec as a company is not doing a good job with this.
      Richard Stanton: I have been recommending Norton products for about 5 years now. I may have to change my recommendation.
      Ankit_Karora: The fault is mine actually, I was unaware about the new policies.
      Richard Stanton: OK.. Well thank you for assistance, I now have to reboot to complete the installation. You have great day/evening/night


      Welcome to Norton Support, my name is Alberto. Please give me a minute to go through the information you have provided.
      Alberto: Thank you for patience Richard. I will do my best to take care of your concern regarding transferring Norton Internet Security subscription on your new Norton Security purchased.

      Alberto: Just to verify, the active and email address is Is that correct?

      Richard Stanton: yes
      Alberto: Thank you. Please give me a few minutes for me to check for the previous case provided.
      Richard Stanton: No problem
      Alberto: May I know if you have successfully purchased Norton Security?
      Richard Stanton: No I have successfully installed it as per the previous chat.
      Alberto: May I know if this Norton Security is a new purchased or it is for trial version?
      Richard Stanton: It is a trial version but it says the trial has ended even though I just installed a few hours ago
      Richard Stanton: Richard Stanton: So are you saying that I can install the 30 day trial and then add 234 days remaining to that?? Ankit_Karora: Yes, As your Norton Internet security is in active state. So you need to activate the Norton Security as well.
      Richard Stanton: This is he pertinent part of the transcript from earlier
      Alberto: Thank you for that information. Let me informed that we can only transfer the subscription days for Norton Internet Security once you have successfully purchased Norton Security which the one that you have right now is for trial version which is not possible to transfer the subscription days for Norton Internet Security.
      Richard Stanton: So you’re saying that the other representative LIED to me and now Norton will do a bait and switch to get me to buy Norton Security. Is that your position?
      Alberto: Kindly please give me another 2-3 minutes to check this case on my Lead.
      Richard Stanton: No problem
      Alberto: Thank you.
      Alberto: Thank you for waiting. I’m sorry for the confusion but as much as I’d love to transfer your subscription into a Norton Security program, we don’t have that option since your current program is a Norton Internet Security. Provided that you have purchased a Norton Security subscription, that will be the only time that I’ll be able to merge your subscription days on your Norton Internet Security into a Norton Security program.
      Richard Stanton: That is fine. I will post the deception on every blog that is covering this. I will remove Norton products from all my computers and advise my clients to no longer use Norton. I SPECIFICALLY ASKED that question to the other representative and was told it was possible and that she had just read the new policy. Since that was all a lie you can rest assured I will no longer support your products.
      info: Your chat transcript will be sent to at the end of your chat.
      Alberto: I do understand and I’m sorry for the misinformation provided on the previous contact which we can only transfer the subscription days on your current subscription for Norton Internet Security once you have successfully purchased Norton Security that has the active subscription.
      Alberto: By the way, here’s the case number 18070522 for future reference.

      Richard Stanton: Well then I guess there is nothing else you can do for me.
      Alberto: As much I’d love to the that option since Norton trial version is only good for 30 days and it is system generated which we don’t have the option to add subscription days. But no worries, you are still protected from the latest threats with your active subscription.
      Alberto: Is there anything else I can help you with?
      Richard Stanton: Please inform your supervisor of that I am posting both transcripts on blogs across the web to show the ineptness of Norton’s policies and support. Would you like for me to email the appropriate links when I am finished?
      Alberto: Yes. I’d be glad to provide link regarding transfer policy on our new release Norton Security.
      Alberto: Here’s the link by the way,
      Richard Stanton: You are not reading or understanding a word I am saying so I guess that underscores the problem. Norton is UNABLE to provide proper information or support.
      Richard Stanton: Have a pleasant rest of your shift.

      • June 30, 2015


        if your not useing norton what are you going to use .

  6. September 7, 2014


    I found this article online, thought some of you may wish to read it.

    Norton Security 2015 Beta Preview

    “The real-time guard was on alert, detecting the infected files as soon as they were extracted from the password-protected archive. It took it a while to remove all of them, but marked only 332 files as malware, leaving behind 8,170 items.

    After this step, we ran a contextual scan with default settings on the remaining files. After a painfully long amount of time (almost 3 hours), Norton finally finished the scan-and-remove job. It removed 4,956 additional files and left behind 3,214 items. We ran an extra scan job to be safe and the tool managed to eliminate another 1,524 files, leaving behind Overall, its success ratio was roughly 82%. We expected better results.”-

  7. September 7, 2014


    I probably won’t be with Norton NIS, come 2015. It was overall a good ride, but now I keep getting infected with pups (potentially unwanted programs) which act mostly as browser hijackers and slow down your PC tremendously. So I am already looking at other Internet Security Suites. I have also heard that the Norton Firewall is “weak,” which is another consideration. Finally, Best Buy has stopped selling Norton. I asked why they did not sell it anymore and one guy replied that because it was not hacker-proof. So I am already searching around for another brand security suite.

  8. June 29, 2014


    I eagerly desire from Norton of symantec that they must have to implement more enhancing capable of powerful advanced anti-virus engine & newly robust improved triple layer Firewall protection for desktop/laptop users.

  9. June 20, 2014


    Its not true,
    Norton 2014 Beta – Publicly available in the Norton Beta Center on June 21, 2013.

    it means Norton 2015 Beta expected in June/July

    • July 12, 2014


      Hi Alex,

      The beta for Norton Security 2015 (the new name replacing “Internet Security”) was released on July 10th, 2014. You can download and try it out in their beta center.


  10. September 3, 2013


    Norton 2014 products release date is September 3, 2013.

  11. July 6, 2013


    I would really love to see Norton bring back their ad blocker and pop up blocker from the past which was really nice (2006) they discontinued? What would also be nice is Skype integrated technology where as more email like Hotmail and also Skype having Norton protection.

  12. May 29, 2013

    Mike Howard

    The guys at Norton should have the safe web feature that’s now in Facebook also scan links in Twitter. And make it so my ID Safe logins and passwords from Norton 2013 easily transfer to Norton 2014 so that I don’t need to keep entering my logins and passwords every time a new version is released.

  13. May 29, 2013


    I would love to see Norton IS 2014 have the toolbar available in Opera.

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