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Bitdefender vs Norton

KonradPL

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Hello :)

I want to know which IS is better to buy for Windows/Android for whole familly.

Most Important to me is best protection and usability
Both run smooth on my devices.

Recently I read that apparently the best is Kaspersky and Bitdefender but I do not trust Kaspersky
 

M4RT1NE2

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See link in my previous comment

I read. Many posts from previous years
If everything works for me - what should I write? I don't think it will stop working in 5 days. Apparently BD feels good in me.
It has been said many times on this forum - that every AV behaves differently. Maybe I am the exception ?
I am glad that everything is working as it should.
 

roger_m

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Here are screenshots of some ads that Norton shows. I thought I'd post them for @L0ckJaw who seems to think that Norton has no ads.

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The funny thing is that having two so called registry errors, will have zero effect on system performance. Even if there are many thousands of registry errors, more than likely, deleting these registry keys would not improve performance or fix any issues. It's a shame that Norton not only is including ads in their antivirus, but also that they are misleading. Maybe that is to be expected, considering that Norton Utilities is a rebrand of Iolo's System Mechanic, as Iolo has a history of misleading advertising.
 
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L0ckJaw

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Then disable those Ads.. why so difficult .
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I have been a Norton User for many years, sometimes install other AV, but always come back.
I really never seen any AD. They give you the option to disable this. So why dont you use it ?
 

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Shadowra

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Here are screenshots of some ads that Norton shows. I thought I'd post them for @L0ckJaw who seems to think that Norton has no ads.

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The funny thing is that having two so called registry errors, will have zero effect on system performance. Even if there many thousands of registry errors, more than likely, deleting these registry keys would not improve performance or fix any issues. It's a shame that Norton not only is including ads in their antivirus, but also that they are misleading. Maybe that is to be expected, considering that Norton Utilities is a rebrand of Iolo's System Mechanic, as Iolo has a history of misleading advertising.

I had this quite regularly, even invitations to pay for vpn etc...
Just disable the ads, but I must admit that on a paid Antivirus, it is rather daring.....
 

roger_m

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Then disable those Ads.. why so difficult .
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I have been a Norton User for many years, sometimes install other AV, but always come back.
I really never seen any AD. They give you the option to disable this. So why dont you use it ?
While there is a don't show again option on each ad, I had no idea that there was such an option within the settings. Anyway I'd much rather that an antivirus I paid for did not have ads.
 

L0ckJaw

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I had this quite regularly, even invitations to pay for vpn etc...
Just disable the ads, but I must admit that on a paid Antivirus, it is rather daring.....
True, but on the other hand : Can you blame them ? They need to make money too.
Bitdefender forces their own VPN and loves to give fake warning messages about a unsecure network or certificates ( so you buy the VPN ), this really makes me mad, nothing unsecure, just keep on popping these kind of fake warnings.

At least with Norton, you can switch them off easy.
 

Shadowra

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True, but on the other hand : Can you blame them ? They need to make money too.
Bitdefender forces their own VPN and loves to give fake warning messages about a unsecure network or certificates ( so you buy the VPN ), this really makes me mad, nothing unsecure, just keep on popping these kind of fake warnings.

At least with Norton, you can switch them off easy.

It's true, with some like Avast for example, it's even in the user interface ....
(in its free version, and it continues to advertise in its paid version, and you can't remove it)
 

M4RT1NE2

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So far I have not had any advertising in BD despite the option about special offers being enabled.
Only now, after reading your posts, I have turned this option off

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By the way, a paid product should not contain any ads. I guess the fee for the program obliges you to do something. Freeware is the best - I have nothing to complain about.
I had a similar thing with AVG IS (paid product) and it displayed ads (at the bottom of the interface) that I should buy AVG TuneUp which irritated me a lot.
Good thing Bitdefender doesn't do that
 

L0ckJaw

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So far I have not had any advertising in BD despite the option about special offers being enabled.
Only now, after reading your posts, I have turned this option off

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By the way, a paid product should not contain any ads. I guess the fee for the program obliges you to do something. Freeware is the best - I have nothing to complain about.
I had a similar thing with AVG IS (paid product) and it displayed ads (at the bottom of the interface) that I should buy AVG TuneUp which irritated me a lot.
Good thing Bitdefender doesn't do that
The paid offer is the same as Norton does , and in Norton and BD you can disable it. In Avast this can not be done
 

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