Norton has been a household name in the fight against computer viruses and malware from as early as 1991, eventually taking over more than 60% of the market – and for good reason. Their latest antivirus really impressed us, but was lacking a key feature Norton Wi-Fi is here to complete: protection on public Wi-Fi. Does it really offer additional value over the base antivirus, and who is it really for? Continue reading to find out if Norton Wi-Fi is for you!
Value For Money
At just $7.99 a month, Norton Wi-fi is hard to beat in terms of price. But what about value? First of all, your subscription covers 5 devices, allowing you to connect safely to public Wi-Fi hotspots without the concern that your personal information is being compromised. As with their antivirus, Norton offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you aren’t please with your purchase. Furthermore, you can shave a few extra dollars off by opting for the yearly subscription priced at $39.99 – savings of over 50%.
As seen in our Norton Antivirus review, the company offers standard customer support options but lacks some of “enthusiasm” seen from its lesser known competitors. But that’s how it is – the smaller dogs always have something to prove. Norton support can be reached through phone and live chat, but requires you fill a form prior to initiating a phone session with a security expert. Once reached, Norton’s team has always impressed us with a very high standard of service.
Norton Wi-Fi differs from most of our reviews because it isn’t actually an antivirus. Rather, it acts as a welcome addition to Norton Antivirus’s relatively limited feature-set, allowing to protect information such as your passwords, bank details or credit card number from the harrowing vulnerabilities of public Wi-Fi hotspots. This is achieved by applying bank-grade encryption to the connection, completely masking your browsing activity and data transmission and acting as a VPN. Ad-blocking is also baked right in, giving us a much-needed respite from the endless onslaught of ads these days. As for the final perk, Norton Wi-Fi helps you mask your location, giving you an opportunity to access content that is limited to certain regions of the world (applies mostly to video and music streaming services) or circumvent any limits on the websites you can access, such as a school or public network.