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Protect your Mac: How to download and install Norton 360 Advanced Anti-Virus on your Mac device

Protect your Mac: How to download and install Norton 360 Advanced Anti-Virus on your Mac device

Norton 360 is comprehensive device security that includes a VPN to protect your online privacy. Also included in the feature is “Dark Web Monitoring”, which scans the dark web for your personally identifiable information. And if you’re a victim of identity theft, the Norton identity recovery specialists will help as well. This feature is included in Norton 360 Deluxe and Norton 360 Premium when you purchase it. Here are some related guides: How to setup Trend Micro WorryFree Business Security Server, How to hide or stop Apps such as OneDrive from opening automatically upon login on Macbook Pro, Change your root password: How to enable and disable the root user on your macOS, and How to fix repeated app blocking connection alerts from Norton on Mac.

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Below are some of the features of Norton 360. it provides multiple layers of protection for your devices and the online privacy of your whole family – all in a single solution! You may want to learn more from the following link.

  • Real-time protection for up to 10 devices
  • Protection against viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware
  • 200GB cloud backup for PC
  • Secure VPN for online privacy
  • Identity recovery support in the event of identity theft
  • Social media monitoring 17
  • Assistance in case of wallet theft
  • Password manager

Note: It’s easy to be careless online – but it’s also easy to protect yourself! Go cybersecurity. Purchase Norton today as it is trusted by millions of customers around the world. Norton technology blocks over 9 million online threats per day on average.

Download and Install Norton 360

To install Norton 360, you must first download it. You can download it by following the link provided. Kindly click on Agree and Download as shown below.

Agree and Download Norton

Upon download, double-click on the file to unzip it and click on install Norton 360 as shown below.

Click on open to OPEN the Norton 360 app download from the internet.

open Install Norton 360

Click on Install as shown in the My Norton app below. I will recommend that you click Norton License Agreement and read your product license agreement before proceeding.

Run Norton 360 Installer by clicking on install

As you can see below, the installation is currently on-going.

Norton 360 currently installing

At a certain stage of the installation, you’ll receive a prompt to input your password for the helper tool installation. Please enter your password, and click on install helper tool.

Enter Your Password to get Norton 360 install helper

As you can see below, the installation is successful. At this point, I will recommend you to restart your PC.

Restarting your PC

Restart To Activate Norton 360

If the “My Norton” app is open, this might prevent the restarting of your device. Please quick the app as shown below.

Quit Norton 360 if open

Click on “Try Again” to initiate a restart of your PC.

click on try again to restart

Note: The Window below will be prompted to finish your setup. I will close this as I am already working on setting

Upon restarting, you might encounter the window shown below. Don’t worry, simply click on “Finish Setup” without hesitation.

click on finish setup

Setting up Preferences

This Window will also prompt you. Click on Open preferences.

Note: System Preferences is an application included with macOS. It allows users to modify various system settings, which are divided into separate Preference Panes.

Click on Open Preferences

Enter your password in order to perform this change. After entering your password, click on Unlock the Security and Privacy preferences.

Input your password

From the Security and Privacy Window, click on “Allow”. This action will remove the block on Norton 360, allowing it to load as intended.

Click on Allow to allow Norton 360 to load

You’ll receive a request to permit Norton for network content filtering. I will click on Allow. Why shouldn’t you? 🙂

Allow Norton 360 to filter network content

Hence, the Norton Antivirus Server will be contacted, and thereafter, the product will be activated as shown below.

Norton 360 is being activated

As you can see below, the device is activated and as such protected! Click on Next to continue

Click on next

You can choose to protect another device by entering the email, text, or even copying the link (thereby sharing with someone) as you wish. Remember, you are able to protect up to 10 devices. Happy sharing.

But I have decided to do this later. Therefore, I will click on (I’ll do this later).

click on I'll do this later

At this point, I will recommend you sign in. Kindly hit the sign-in button as shown below.

click on sign in button

Enter your email and click on continue…

Enter Email and click continue

If you have 2FA setup, you will be required to enter the code from your authentication app.

Complete 2FA and click on verify

I do not care about the advantages because I am already aware. Therefore, I will click on I’ll do this later.

click on i'll do this later

Click to open the “Device Security” window as shown below


In this window, you can add devices, and perform LiveUpdate, Scans, and device Cleanup as well.


How to Connect to Norton VPN

After installing and setting up Norton 360, you should set up your VPN connection. However, before showing you how to connect to Norton VPN and disconnect as well. I will like to describe what a VPN is and how it works.

What is a VPN and how does it work?

VPN creates an encrypted data tunnel that gives you better protection when you go online over public Wi-Fi networks. Regardless of whether you access the Internet via public Wi-Fi hotspots or your home network, your online activities cannot then be traced back to the IP address of your device. Instead, the IP address of the VPN server location is displayed.  

Also while working from home you could connect to your organization’s resources via VPN. The VPN lets remote devices, like laptops, operate as though they’re on the same local network. Using VPNs as mentioned before will help encrypt your traffic and protect your privacy from third parties and cybercriminals. I will recommend visiting the following link to learn more about VPNs.

To connect to Norton Secure VPN

From the menubar, simply click on the Norton icon and select Connect!


Note: In this menu, you can also perform a quick Norton scan, LiveUpdate, Help, PC clean, and access the Norton Settings.

Also, you could also open the My Norton App, in the Secure VPN column, and select connect.


As you can see below, we are connected to the Secure VPN as shown below. You could also see this in My Norton App.


To disconnect from the Secure VPN, use the following methods.

You could also open the secure VPN app to learn about regions etc. as discussed below.


Below, you can see the Public and the area you appear in, the region, and the option to block ad trackers.

Note: by using VPNs most time, you are being spared from ad trackers while surfing the Internet. Therefore, you can decide to clock Ad Trackers as you wish. But I don#t want to. If you wish to clear all their party cookies from your device, please see the following guide “Remove all cookies: How to remove third-party cookies from Microsoft Edge“.

Some VPNs include a technology called “ad tracker blocker”. This feature provides effective protection against your device being tracked by targeted online advertising. This means that once you visit a particular website on the internet, you will no longer come across advertisements from that website all over the place. 

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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