We all live update Norton antivirus definitions, but did you check for a new version for your Norton Antivirus, Internet Security or Norton 360 software! These are free software upgrades, but it will not upgrade automatically like antivirus definitions and you need to manually check new versions and install them.
I usually buy a 5 PC pack Norton 360 security software, and while always was happy with automatic live update of antivirus definitions, I realized late that a new software version check every few months allowed free software updates.
Update Norton Software
After opening your Norton software, Click on ‘Support’ in the top right corner and choose ‘New version check’.
A click on the new version will open a new browser window and if a product update is available, will allow you to download new version of your Norton software.
Continuing with the update will download a small installer file, which will run the Norton Download manager and download files for the new Norton software version.
So while you always update your Norton subscription, do remember to perform a new version check once every few months. I have been doing these Norton software upgrades for free for many years, but the Norton software never gives an alert for a new version and you will always have to manually check for newer versions.
Its a good idea to install new versions as they are faster, with newer features and full of bug fixes and smart coding to outsmart viruses, trojans and malware.