Long gone those days when Norton used to come with a CD to install it. Now in order to install Norton, you first have to go to a link provided on the retail card for e.g norton.com/setup
Now when you purchase norton antivirus you receive a product key in an email or on a retail card that you purchase from a retail store and then you have to follow the instructions on the screen in order to successfully install it.
Well, It sounds easy however for our non tech-savvy users who are trying to install norton, this rises certain issues. So I decided to make this guide to help my fellow users to tackle any problems that they face while the installation of norton antivirus.
All right so let’s start.
TIP : Before you proceed with the Norton setup it is recommended to uninstall your previous antivirus.
Step 1 : Find Your Norton Antivirus Product Key.
The norton product key is usually 25 digit alphanumeric in the format of XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. If your bought norton online, You will find it in the confirmation email that you received after your purchase.
However, if you purchased Norton through a retail store or an e-commerce store. You will receive a key card which will have your 25 digit Norton product key. You need to scratch the hidden part for that to show.
Once you have your norton product key handy, We are now ready for the next step.
Step 2 : Go to norton.com/setup.
Open your browser and go to http://norton.com/setup You should be routed to a page that will look something like this.
If you did not get the above page. You might be on a wrong website or on a search results page. Exit and try again by typing http://norton.com/setup in the address bar . If you are still facing issues you can contact us
Our experts will be more than happy to assist you.
Step 3 : Click on Enter a Product Key.
Click On Enter a Product Key On the Left hand side of the screen.
Once You Click on Enter a Product Key, You should be routed on a page that looks like this.Now here you have 2 options. Create a Norton Account Or Login into your Existing Norton Account.
Step 4 : Login Into Your Norton Account Or Create One.
By default you will land on create account screen.If you do not already have a Norton account you need to enter your email address that you would like to use for Norton services like renewal, updates, billing etc. One you are done with the form click on create account at the bottom.
If you already have a Norton account. Then click on Sign In at the top left hand corner. One you do you will get a login page like this.
Enter you email that is registered with your Norton account.Then type in the password and click on sign in.If you face any issues logging into you can always give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you with the installation.
Step 5 : Enter Your Norton Product Key.
If you login with your existing login ID and password you may get a page that will look like this. You need to click on enter product key to get to the next page where you can enter your norton product key.
However if you are creating a new norton account you will get this page.
Here you need to enter your 25 digit alphanumeric key. One you have entered your key. Click on the yellow arrow on the right hand side.
Step 6 : Download Norton.
After entering your 25 digit norton product key you will get this page.
Here you need to click on Agree & Download to download the installation file.
Step 7 : Norton.com/setup – Follow On Screen Instructions
Now you just need to follow on screen instructions carefully. Let’s do it together step by step.
Once you click on agree & download , a file named “NortonNSDownloder.exe” will start to download at the bottom left hand corner like this.
If you do not see it downloading at the bottom left hand corner of your screen, you may be using a different browser like Safari Or Opera.You need to find this file from the downloads folder and double click on it to run it. Once you run the file you may get a security prompt saying ” Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer “. Click on Ok Or Yes.
When you will successfully complete the last step Norton will start downloading and you will see a window looking like this.
Wait for the download to get complete. The wait time will depend on your internet speed so be patient. It might take some time to download on a slow computer.
The next screen that you will get will look like this.
Click On Agree and Install. You can get options such where where the location you want to install it by clicking on Install Options on the left.We will recommend keeping it default and continue.
Step 8 : Norton Setup Completed.
If you are on this screen that means everything went perfectly and installing norton from norton.com/setup was successfully completed.
Congratulations, you have successfully completed all the steps to install norton from norton.com/setup using product key and now your Norton is installed and activated.
TIP : A complete system scan is recommended after a successful installation of an antivirus.