Conclusion: Symantec focuses on protecting against malware at every level, and the latest Norton AntiVirus (2014) does more than ever to block real-world malware attacks. This focus costs it points in static antivirus testing, but the product is effective. I use it myself.
Pros: New technology handles corrupted critical files. Installer remediates some potential problems. Very effective malicious URL blocking, exploit blocking, and antiphishing. Good malware cleanup scores. Remote monitoring via network map.
Cons: Despite corrupted-file technology, scan disabled two infested test systems, requiring tech support intervention. Average malware blocking scores.