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Norton AntiVirus, developed and distributed by Symantec Corporation, provides malware prevention and removal during a subscription period. It uses signatures and heuristics to identify viruses. Other features include e-mail spam filtering and phishing protection.
Symantec distributes the product as a download, a box copy, and as OEM software. Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security, a related product, held a 61% US retail market share for security suites as of the first half of 2007. Competitors, in terms of market share in this study, include antivirus products from CA, Trend Micro, and Kaspersky Lab.
Norton AntiVirus runs on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Windows 7 support is in development for versions 2006 through 2008. Version 2009 has Windows 7 supported update already. Versions 2010, 2011, and 2012 all natively support Windows 7, without needing an update. Version 12 is the only version fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion.
Relationship with Marvel: Avengers AllianceEdit
"Assemble the Ultimate Protection"
— Norton and The Avengers
Norton had a collaboration with The Avengers before the movie came into cinemas. Norton released a Behind the Scenes video for The Avengers at Norton's Official Youtube channel to promote the upcoming movie, and has made the Item Norton Shield for Marvel: Avengers Alliance. This Item was formerly Giftable in the game until the promotion ended. Norton Shield can remove Debuffs from the target and provides a Shield that absorbs damage. This Item is now unobtainable in the game.