Help Me Decide Avast Internet Security vs Norton Security Premium

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Avast Internet Security vs Norton Security Premium

  1. Avast Internet Security

    37 vote(s)
    46.8%
  2. Norton Security Premium

    42 vote(s)
    53.2%
  1. Sr. Normal 2.0

    Sr. Normal 2.0 Level 5
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    Sep 14, 2016
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    List of products to compare:
    Avast Internet Security
    Norton Security Premium
    What I am most interested about:
    • Exclusive Features & Functionality
    Why I want to compare:
    Which of the two is actually better protection in general terms, although i am especially interested in anti-Ransomware
    Hi my friends :)

    I currently have a Norton license for 10 months, but we have the Avast promo, which I see greatly improved recently and I have doubts about which is better protection for normal use, since in this partition I do not run malware.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Mr.Pr

    Mr.Pr Level 5

    Apr 6, 2016
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    overall winner is Norton. IMO

    But recently Avast was realy great against ransomwares and undetected samples in hardenet mode,
    so no one can be sure about that which one would be winner in anti-ransomware terms. you may ask a video review [ behavior blocker test between Avast & Norton ] :)
     
  3. Winizsol

    Winizsol Level 2

    Jan 19, 2017
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    Hey there!
    I would personally recommend Avast Internet Security because it's more user-friendly, and I like the features of Avast. It has a good behaviour blocker, a firewall, a sandbox and the hardened mode can be really useful. It can clean your browser from toolbars, and stuff like that. Although I haven't used Norton too much.
    I hope I helped,
    Winizsol
     
  4. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Jan 8, 2011
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    Utilise the 10 month license for Norton Security. Install and Forget.

    SONAR is a powerful Behavioural Blocker, with Insight cards to inform you of downloaded software.

    Not tested Anti-Ransomware for Avast or Norton. Latest avast 17.1.x has some bugs and GUI-issues.
     
  5. tim one

    tim one Level 19
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    Jul 31, 2014
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    You know my friend, I have Norton and I am fully satisfied with it but I have to admit that Avast IS has tempted me so I solved by installing it on the computer I use for work and study (where I had Avast free).

    I have to say that it has impressed me, nice UI, lots of tools and quite light on the system.
    But I wouldn't have replaced Norton with Avast IS.:D
     
  6. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
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    Nov 19, 2014
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    I prefer norton from the 2.
     
  7. Marko :)

    Marko :) Level 10

    Aug 12, 2015
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    Who is going to win? Find out tomorrow. :D:cool:
    BTW I voted for Avast because it has new features and virus definitions from AVG are merged with Avast's.

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  8. Huchim

    Huchim Level 4

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    Norton here. More user friendly, with SONAR at max you will be fine
     
  9. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
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    Avast has less system impact plus it has the advantage , that one can untick all unwanted bloat during install. norton has unneeded tuneup junk that has to be deactivated after install mannualy. Norton sonar , like file insight are slow in determining wheter a file is safe or unsafe. but the smart firewall of norton is top of the line. signature wise avast has a slight advantage. also the newly aquired idp ( identity protection aka zeroday protection module ) is nearly perfect and quite fast. to sum it all up , the 2 are close to eachother , but I have to favor avast for being able to disable ( my oh my what wordusage ;) ) the excess bloat. plus I like avast's gui better norton's looks like being crayonned by a toddler :p
     
  10. tonibalas

    tonibalas Level 38
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    @Sr. Normal 2.0 i will answer to your question with a question.
    Do you want to tweak your security software or not?
    If you answer that question your dilemma is solved;)
     
  11. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
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    Avast Definalty, it got sandbox and VPN(the VPN you have to purchase):D
     
  12. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

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    That is ladies and gentleman an straight to point answer! Norton out of the box has better protection! Thanks toni for making Life simple! ;)
     
  13. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

    Oct 22, 2012
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    AIS - My Vote

    Reasons -

    1. Custom Install - able to not install unwanted stuffs
    2. Offline protection - better than Norton (And I guess newly introduced behavior blocker works offline too)
    3. Hardened Mode - Good protection mechanism - use or not...your choice - I would say, try & use Aggressive Mode
    4. Toolbar - not required for Web protection
    5. AVG merge advantage - signs, BB, etc...

    Sandbox - is still useless on Win 10...cannot run many programs.
     
  14. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    I have not personally used Norton since waaaay back when it was worse than some viruses bricking many a PC on uninstall.
    However Norton has obviously improved very much with strong protection.
    Norton,to my surprise,did phenomenal in malware tests.
    Avast Internet Security has excellent protection also.
    AIS is lighter.
    AIS custom installation.
    AIS Hardened Mode > Aggressive
    Personally I prefer AIS but I have to admit this one is pretty close
    I would grab the AIS Giveaway license and take it for a spin
     
  15. BigWrench

    BigWrench Level 3

    Apr 13, 2014
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    Stick with Norton.;)
     
  16. RVS2

    RVS2 Level 2

    Oct 17, 2016
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    Norton absolutely.

    I have the Deluxe right now after using AIS trial and free, and Norton found 2 low level threats in the 1st scan.

    Also did the Eraser scan which also found a 'high level' registry problem and repaired it.

    Also it's not a performance limiter as I thought. Definitely have a smoother working laptop now but it could be the issues it found and fixed.
     
  17. satria

    satria Level 3

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    The most important is it is efective or not. GUI is important not so much.
     
  18. Dave Russo

    Dave Russo Level 3

    May 26, 2014
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    Avast, way more for the money
     
  19. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    Apr 18, 2016
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    I prefer avast because I had a very bad experience with Norton in the past with an infected system and tons of bugs

    Out of the box, Norton is better in online mode but propably a lot worse in offline mode
    Tweaked avast with hardened mode would be a better and lighter than Norton with SONAR aggressive. I saw how much CPU SONAR used in aggressive mode
    IDP is probably not as good as SONAR but I'm not sure how SONAR performs in offline mode. I know it would also work but don't know how good it is

    Paid avast is not worth the money (only firewall and DNS protection are consistently working) => those have free alternatives => not worth $$$. Only free version does. If we can get the paid avast for free => great
     
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  20. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    I thought there's already a Avast IS 2017 for 365 days trial now ongoing in the giveaway section? Didn't you get it?
     
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