Norton Security Scan and Clean 184.108.40.206 [March 24, 2009]
Provides free on-demand scanning and removal or repair of viruses, spyware, and other security risks
While not being the flagship of the company and was almost entirely created for advertising purposes, Norton Security Scan and Clean could have been easily utilized for assessing your computer’s security status. The declared purpose of this software application does not have almost anything to do with the intended one.
The first exclamation sign comes from the size of Norton Security Scan and Clean package and the lack of cloud scanning technology further adds to the suspicious items checklist. Definitely, this is a case of undercover advertising. Moreover, the fact that this particular piece of software can only process and fix a handful of malware elements while detecting more than it can actually take care of is enough for labeling it scareware.
Symantec must have needed money really bad back then and this specific tools might have procured a few victims that contributed with some capital. This does not mean that Norton is a fishy company, but a company that, at some point in time did not find any other better solution, thus they went through with this aggressive approach to the end-user and that cannot be a healthy attitude no matter what.
All in all, the community is better off without Norton Security Scan and Clean and although there still is a great number of such software on the market, it does not portray the Symantec logo. Norton Security Scan and Clean can only be seen as a lesson to learn from and keep off software resembling the same idea of belligerent behaviour towards the user.
Reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie, last updated on August 9th, 2013
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Application descriptionThe Norton Security Scan and Clean application will provide free on-demand scanning and removal or repair of viru...