How to Activate a Norton Product Online

By Maya Walker

After purchasing a Norton product, you can activate it online to start protecting your personal computer right away. Activation ensures the product you purchased is legitimate and capable of providing the protection you need. You also can receive updates for your product and newsletters about potential security threats. Activation is required to use your Norton product and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Norton product key

Step 1

Start your Norton product by double-clicking on its icon on your desktop.

Step 2

Click "Activate Now" in the main screen of the Norton product.

Step 3

Enter your product key. The product key can be found on the back of the CD sleeve of your product, or it was emailed to you after you purchased your product. Click "Next."

Step 4

Enter your email address. If an account is not associated with your email address, you must register before continuing. If an account is found, click "Sign In" and provide your password.

Step 5

Provide your personal information to register if an account is not found. You are required to provide details such as your name, email address and physical address. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 6

Review the terms and conditions of your Norton product. Click "Done" to complete activation.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some Norton products can be activated during installation. Follow the prompts during installation to successfully activate your product.
  • If you cannot find the email containing your product key, you can request it by accessing your account on the Norton website. An email will be sent to your email with the product key. Save the email for future reference.
  • Norton products that are provided by an Internet service provider may require a PIN to activate online. The PIN can be obtained by contacting your ISP's customer service department.