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Norton Security for Windows is now available!

[Updated on 20th August] Norton Security has been released targeting Windows 7 SP1 customers with Norton installed. This build fixes the Norton installation issue on Windows 7 machines. Once this patch is applied, Windows 7 customers can apply the latest Windows Update patch.

Note: This is a throttled release. The version change is for Windows 7 users ONLY


[Updated on 9th August: Earlier this week, we had halted the throttle of Norton Security due to an in-field issue which resulted in Norton user interface failing to open after the upgrade, in some systems.

This issue is fixed now and patch is re-posted.

Note: This is a throttled release.


Updated on 7th August:] Due to an infield issue, Norton Security inline throttle has been halted.

Note: During this time, 22.18 upgrade will not be available via LiveUpdate.

Once this issue has been corrected, the patch will be re-posted.


Norton Security update is now available via LiveUpdate. As with our previous updates, this version is being released in a phased manner. This update is available in all supported languages. To download it, simply run LiveUpdate through Norton user interface. 

This update is available for the following Norton products:

  • New Norton 360
  • Norton Antivirus Plus
  • Norton Security
  • Norton Internet Security
  • Norton 360
  • Norton Antivirus
  • Norton Security Online

To verify you have the update for Norton Security, launch the Main User Interface, click on Help, and select About.

Below FAQs addresses some common questions:

1. What is the version number for this patch?

Norton Security

2. When will I receive the patch?

As is our standard practice, we are deploying the patch in a phased manner. We have released the patch to randomly selected customers, and will then monitor our telemetry, as well as this forum, for any problems or issues. Once we have confirmed the effectiveness of the patch, we will make it available to all customers. We will post an update on the Norton Community Forums when we make the patch available to all customers.

3. How can I manually install these patches?

This patch is ONLY available via LiveUpdate, and is being released in a phased manner. You may need to run LiveUpdate and reboot a few times before your product is completely updated to the latest version.

4. Whats's new in Norton

  • Protection for Email Attachments – Script Control:
    • Script Control provides protection from potentially malicious content which gets downloaded or received as attachments in phishing emails. It removes suspicious scripts from files and sanitizes the files. For more information, take a look at 'Norton Script Control' is a part of 22.18 forum post.
      NOTE: This feature is throttled, and will not be immediately available after 22.18 upgrade. This feature will be selectively exposed to users.
  • Cloud Scan Integration: (Silent Mode)
    • Cloud Scan Solution, wherein files with unknown rating from Download Insight flows are sent for Cloud Scan based on certain condition, is integrated with Silent Mode.
  • Addition of SafeCam added to the security section of the Main UI:
    • SafeCam will be shown under Security pillar for all NEW Norton 360 customers.
    • Norton Message Center Alerts and Notifications: (English builds only)
      • The user is notified via a toaster message, if they have a new message in their Norton Message Inbox
    • User Interface Scaling Fixes: Fixed issues to ensure NEW Norton UI is adaptable on different devices.
    • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements


  • Norton supports: Windows 7 SP1 and above, 8, 8.1, 10
  • This update will not be available for maintenance mode OS's – Windows XP and Windows Vista