Go back a page homepage more antivirus software Go to Computer hardware page Help for using our site

  Symantec Norton AntiVirus 4 - antivirus software  

Terms & Conditions Phone 0870 360 3699 Go to the order form Print this page Go forward a page

Quick links

norton software
symantec software
utilities software
antivirus software
        Details and specifications of Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 4, 4.99 (GBP inc VAT RRP ). The industry's leading automatic, comprehensive virus protection for Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, Windows NT, Windows 3.1. Detection and repair of in-the-wild viruses. Protection against unknown viruses through Symantec's revolutionary Bloodhound technology. . Buy or call us on 0870 360 3699. See other antivirus software or products from Symantec.      
Phone us on
0870 360 3699

Contact by Email

Purchase now

Contact us


Norton AntiVirus 4 box Symantec Norton AntiVirus 4  

Norton AntiVirus 4.0 consists of four components: Norton AntiVirus (NAV) 4.0, the industry's leading automatic, comprehensive virus protection for Windows 95, 98, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, and DOS workstations. NAV 4.0 answers users' demands for a cost-effective, easy-to-use anti-virus solution that can be installed, set, and forgotten. The product protects all the possible entry points for viruses, including shared floppy disks, the Internet, e-mail attachments, and networks.

NAV 4.0 provides users with detection and repair of in-the-wild viruses. In addition, NAV 4.0 users receive cutting-edge protection against unknown viruses through Symantec's revolutionary Bloodhound technology. While most anti-virus scanners are only able to identify viruses that have been pre-analyzed by virus researchers, the Bloodhound system uses heuristic technology to analyze programs, detect unknown or new viruses, and enable the user to repair the infected file immediately.

"Viruses are still being produced at an exponential rate, fueled in part by macro viruses and they spread rapidly due to the Internet," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "In fact, a recent research study indicated that the likelihood of getting a virus has grown 20 times in just two years. With the release of Norton AntiVirus 4.0, Symantec continues to provide its customers with protection against today's viruses and tomorrow's new ones."

It is crucial for users to keep virus definitions up-to-date or risk rendering their computers vulnerable to the hundreds of new viruses that surface every month. NAV 4.0's LiveUpdate feature updates users with the latest virus definitions and can be scheduled in advance. LiveUpdate will then continue to unobtrusively update virus definitions in order to ensure that each user workstation remains completely protected against the latest threats. These updates, which continue for the life of the product, are free of charge, automatically delivered, and fully tested at all times.

Additionally, NAV 4.0 introduces a new e-mail feature for LiveUpdate. Just by registering e-mail addresses, users are kept informed of the latest virus information, availability of new virus definitions, and any hoaxes or other threats to guard against. Each LiveUpdate E-mail message comes from the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC) and includes a LiveUpdate attachment. The user simply clicks on the attachment and LiveUpdate is immediately launched from his or her own e-mail program. Any new virus definitions or program patches or enhancements are automatically downloaded and installed, all at no cost to the user.

NAV 4.0 also includes Repair Wizard, which simplifies system cleanup after a virus infection. This feature walks the user through the step-by-step cleanup of an infection and removes viruses automatically without damaging files.

In addition to NAV 4.0, Symantec also offers users a premium value with NAV 4.0 Deluxe. NAV 4.0 Deluxe provides users with protection against malicious websites and Internet hackers, and state-of-the-art encryption software to protect communications over the Internet. NAV 4.0 Deluxe also includes a free upgrade to NAV 5.0 once it is released.

Symantec AntiVirus Research Center

NAV 4.0 is backed by the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). SARC is the industry's largest dedicated team of virus experts. With offices located in the United States, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, the sun never sets on SARC. The center's mission is to provide swift, global responses to computer virus threats, proactively research and develop technologies that eliminate such threats, and educate the public on safe computing practices. As new computer viruses appear, SARC develops identification and detection for these viruses, and provides either a repair or delete operation, thus keeping users protected against the latest virus threats.

Educational discounts, Network licensing, Reseller pricing

Please Email or Call 0870 360 3699 to enquire about site licenses, network versions, bulk discounts, reseller/trade orders or educational/institutional pricing.

Purchase information

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 4     or see similar antivirus software or other symantec products.

Product codes

Manufacturer's Product Code: Product_ID / Barcode: ASIN - BMSoftware Product Code: SNAV40 Original release date 1997/8

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Cafe product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.


 return to menus and top of page
Screenshot 1


 return to menus and top of page
Reviews, tests, articles and price/feature/performance comparisons of antivirus software:

BMSoftware Review and Test Summary:

Ease of Use X out of 10
Features X out of 10
Quality X out of 10
Value For Money X out of 10
Overall Score X out of 10

A score of "X out of 10" indicates that this product review has not yet been uploaded please call us if you need independent buying advice.

Review from Stefan Assmann, highly recommended, WinPlanet Software Reviews
"When we tested Norton AntiVirus 4.0 with a selection of both very popular and rarer viruses, NAV successfully detected them all."


 return to menus and top of page
logo Windows PC
3.1, 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000

386/486 or later Processor
Yes 16-32 MB RAM, 16 MB HD, CD
logo Apple MAC N/A Purchase Virtual PC first
logo Linux N/A


 return to menus and top of page
Symantec   Norton AntiVirus 4   4.99   (RRP )   [SNAV40]   Buy or Phone 0870 360 3699

Compare also:


 return to menus and top of page
We are sorry but no free, trial or download versions are available for this software title. Cheaper earlier versions may be available or you may purchase and return your product unopened, uninstalled for a refund. Some products may have a manufacturer satisfaction warranty of up to 60 days which we/they will honour. On some products we offer a 30 day exchange for another similar or better product or guarantee up to a 90 day 90% credit upgrade to an improved or superior software title. On some products competitive upgrade pricing or part-exchange may be available.

FAQs (frequently asked questions) / TECHNICAL SUPPORT

 return to menus and top of page
General Support
Computer software general tips & tricks, maintenance, troubleshooting

Symantec Support
Software manufacturer or distributor own support and frequently asked questions pages

Norton AntiVirus 4 Support
BMSoftware technical support for Symantec Norton AntiVirus 4

Alternatively email support or phone 0871 560 3699 (calls cost no more than 10p/minute within the UK)


 return to menus and top of page
Further links to articles and information on antivirus software

Use the renowned Google search engine to find
specific products or information on our site, eg:


 return to menus and top of page
Symantec   Norton AntiVirus 4   4.99   (RRP )   [SNAV40]   Buy or Phone 0870 360 3699

Also see alternative versions and products above

Prices are in GBP and include all applicable taxes (VAT etc). UK taxes are removed at checkout for International export customers and European Union (EC) businesses providing a VAT/IVA number.

P&P will be charged at "light items" rates
(Some valuable items may have to go special delivery and packages may have outer packaging or inner boxing removed to save weight, if this is a gift or for resale please request intact boxes. We reserve the right to renegotiate a sale if the shipping cost outweighs the combined shipping charge and profit margin)

See our full Postage & Delivery Details including shipping rates within the UK, Europe and worldwide, first class and next day before 9 AM and 12 Noon, same day options.

Email to check latest pricing or stock availability or for a bulk discount quote of up to 40%.

Check Exchange Rates to convert UK pricing or Email us with your country and/or currency for a quote.


 return to menus and top of page
Any questions prior to ordering? - then email: Sales or call us on 0870 360 3699, otherwise proceed to the Order Form and secure shopping cart or click any of the buttons or see similar antivirus software or other symantec products.

Payment methods accepted

We accept bank transfers, cash, cheques, credit cards (MasterCard, Visa - not AmEx), debit cards (Electron, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Visa debit), part exchange, paypal, postal orders, stamps, western union. Some payment methods may be surcharged. Some methods of payment are not avaialable to all countries.

Backup / Email and Postal Ordering

If the online Order Form or Buy Now button fails for any reason or your product is not listed there, or you wish to print and send your order, then fill in the following, hit the [Select details] button below, and copy and paste to your email program or word processor:

Now hit copy (Ctrl+C) the selected text to your clipboard and then paste (Ctrl+V) it into your preferred Email program or click here to launch your Email editor.

 Make sure you read our Terms and Conditions.


 return to menus and top of page
Click here for full Contact Details including postal address, additional phone lines and technical support email.

Whilst we are based in Norwich, Norfolk in the UK we can ship most items internationally.

Telephone : (UK) 0870 360 3699 (World) 00 44 870 360 3699
Email : sales@bmsoftware.com

Return to menus and top of page RETURN TO
Close page


Print this page


BMSoftware home