History of Norton Antivirus

History of Norton Antivirus

In 2002, Symantec sold its PC division to Veritas Software, who then renamed the product Norton AntiVirus.

In 2002, Symantec sold its PC division to Veritas Software, who then renamed the product Norton AntiVirus.

The company was acquired by McAfee in 2010, which then changed the name to McAfee AntiVirus.

In October 2011, Symantec announced that it would acquire privately held Avast! for $2.1 billion. This acquisition made Symantec the world's largest antivirus software vendor.
On January 1, 2012, Symantec officially rebranded itself as "Symantec" and dropped the "McAfee" brand from its products. The new logo features a stylized letter S inside a circle, representing the company's roots in security technology.

The company was acquired by Intel in 2006, which changed the name to McAfee.

On August 1, 2012, Symantec announced it had agreed to sell its consumer business unit to Gartner for $US6.8 billion ($A7.9 billion).
In June 2013, Symantec announced plans to spin off its enterprise security business into a new company called Veritas Technologies Inc., which would be headquartered in Cupertino, California.

The company was acquired by McAfee in 2006, which changed the name again to McAfee AntiVirus.

In 2007, McAfee bought out the remaining shares of Symantec and changed the name back to Symantec.
In 2006, McAfee purchased Norton Antivirus from Symantec for $6 billion. McAfee then renamed the product to McAfee AntiViruses. In 2008, McAfee sold off McAfee AntiVirues to Intel Corporation for $7.68 billion.

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