What is the best norton security to buy? I have 5 devices, best for antivirus and security..

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Found 12th Nov 2016
Best Norton security to get... I usually have someone put it on for me but this year I don't I've had a look and cant seem to work out which is the best... Thanks

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Norton is not a product I'd recommend at all, they've been in the press recently for missing attacks and leaving PCs vulnerable.

Avast Free is my antivirus of choice, however they do sometimes pester you to buy their more premium products.

Kaspersky, Avira are also fine.

Have you checked with your ISP to see if you have access to security packages with them?

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preecey

Norton is not a product I'd recommend at all, they've been in the press … Norton is not a product I'd recommend at all, they've been in the press recently for missing attacks and leaving PCs vulnerable.Avast Free is my antivirus of choice, however they do sometimes pester you to buy their more premium products.Kaspersky, Avira are also fine.Have you checked with your ISP to see if you have access to security packages with them?


Thank you...

I agree, go with Kaspersky or Bitdefender - both very good solutions.

Norton does have the advantage of its large community with files not seen by the community blocked.
I think that is a good idea for novice computer users.

I prefer a mixed approach but i am a security hobbyist and so like playing with different mitigations.

All anti virus products miss threats as they are always playing catch up.
Edited by: "trott3r" 12th Nov 2016

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CFC2011

I agree, go with Kaspersky or Bitdefender - both very good solutions.


Thanks..

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trott3r

Norton does have the advantage of its large community with files not seen … Norton does have the advantage of its large community with files not seen by the community blocked.I think that is a good idea for novice computer users.I prefer a mixed approach but i am a security hobbyist and so like playing with different mitigations.All anti virus products miss threats as they are always playing catch up.


Thanks.. Could you tell me the difference with the norton, when I've looked I cant seem to work them out, they seem the same..
Edited by: "john2020md" 12th Nov 2016

none ! buy eset-nod32

What devices are they? Windows 10 has its own defender now which is ample and free

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lollypoplee

none ! buy eset-nod32


Thanks...

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krisward7955

What devices are they? Windows 10 has its own defender now which is ample … What devices are they? Windows 10 has its own defender now which is ample and free


There are 3 laptops and 2 tablets...

Eset or kaspersky, avoid Norton and mcafee

Sophos do an excellent home av for free. Generally they are an enterprise business but now offering a free download for home users.
Edited by: "ipswich78" 12th Nov 2016

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westy125

Eset or kaspersky, avoid Norton and mcafee


Thanks...

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westy125

Eset or kaspersky, avoid Norton and mcafee


Thank you..

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ipswich78

Sophos do an excellent home av for free. Generally they are an enterprise … Sophos do an excellent home av for free. Generally they are an enterprise business but now offering a free download for home users.


Thank you..

CFC2011

I agree, go with Kaspersky or Bitdefender - both very good solutions.



​i second this if you want to pay for extra security although the one built in windows 10 is good enough for most users

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scholesy27

​i second this if you want to pay for extra security although the one b … ​i second this if you want to pay for extra security although the one built in windows 10 is good enough for most users


Thank you..

krisward7955

What devices are they? Windows 10 has its own defender now which is ample … What devices are they? Windows 10 has its own defender now which is ample and free



Really?? The latest independent security tests showed it detected less than 75% of real world threats - against an industry average of 98%. Of course it picks up 100% of the "Standard viri in the lab tests oO

+1 for Avast, Norton sucks, and not just resources.

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Gentle_Giant

Really?? The latest independent security tests showed it detected less … Really?? The latest independent security tests showed it detected less than 75% of real world threats - against an industry average of 98%. Of course it picks up 100% of the "Standard viri in the lab tests oO+1 for Avast, Norton sucks, and not just resources.


Thanks..

Avira ,avast pester's you to install their other products

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flickflack

Avira ,avast pester's you to install their other products


Thanks...

flickflack

Avira ,avast pester's you to install their other products


I'll be honest, I will second you on that.
Avast Free is still a good antivirus, but the amount of pestering is now getting beyond a joke.

preecey

Norton is not a product I'd recommend at all, they've been in the press … Norton is not a product I'd recommend at all, they've been in the press recently for missing attacks and leaving PCs vulnerable.Avast Free is my antivirus of choice, however they do sometimes pester you to buy their more premium products.Kaspersky, Avira are also fine.Have you checked with your ISP to see if you have access to security packages with them?


Panda Cloud has great reviews for detection and you can turn off the pestering....

pcmag.com/art…asp
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 12th Nov 2016

Gentle_Giant

Really?? The latest independent security tests showed it detected less … Really?? The latest independent security tests showed it detected less than 75% of real world threats - against an industry average of 98%. Of course it picks up 100% of the "Standard viri in the lab tests oO+1 for Avast, Norton sucks, and not just resources.



Any proof? Or are you just spitting out statistics?

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jazzuk777

Panda Cloud has great reviews for detection and you can turn off the … Panda Cloud has great reviews for detection and you can turn off the pestering....http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2463592,00.asp


Cheers..

Three day old review here:

pcadvisor.co.uk/tes…332

I used to use Kaspersky for 3 years and tbh got fed up of the false positives. Additionally, it was atrocious for slowing the pc down.

I have used Norton for the past 3 or 4 years, and will buy again.

I always buy from Amazon.

I have just bought this :

Norton Security Deluxe 3.0 - 1 User, 5 Devices and Utilities 12 Month License Card (PC/Mac)

£22.99

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hottoast

Three day old review … Three day old review here:http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/security/windows-antivirus-best-pc-antivirus-free-paid-antivirus-2016-2017-uk-3263332I used to use Kaspersky for 3 years and tbh got fed up of the false positives. Additionally, it was atrocious for slowing the pc down. I have used Norton for the past 3 or 4 years, and will buy again. I always buy from Amazon. I have just bought this :Norton Security Deluxe 3.0 - 1 User, 5 Devices and Utilities 12 Month License Card (PC/Mac)£22.99


Thanks.. I think that's what I had before..

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flickflack

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-antivirus-1321277


Thanks..

Norton == malware. Not used it since Vista freebie on my OH laptop. Was nightmare to remove once it expired and constantly nagged for renewal. Scaremongering system hog.

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kester76

Norton == malware. Not used it since Vista freebie on my OH laptop. Was … Norton == malware. Not used it since Vista freebie on my OH laptop. Was nightmare to remove once it expired and constantly nagged for renewal. Scaremongering system hog.


Thank You..

kester76

Norton == malware. Not used it since Vista freebie on my OH laptop. Was … Norton == malware. Not used it since Vista freebie on my OH laptop. Was nightmare to remove once it expired and constantly nagged for renewal. Scaremongering system hog.



​Tbh, they are all the same. To my knowledge, Norton, Macafee and Kaspersky all have their own removal tool which you download and run to do a complete uninstall.

They are purposely designed that way, to stop viruses being able to easily disable /remove them.

If you had Norton on a Vista laptop, that is going back some years, and I agree... Norton (360) was a pain at that point. Really bad performance. Big impact on pc ram use.

It was because of that I went to Kaspersky.

However, I read reviews on Norton and few years later when unhappy with Kaspersky, and they stripped it back again and made massive performance improvements.

I have been happy with Norton ever since.

Norton install their own viruses, then say they have found new ones, that they have installed in the first place,so you believe that they have found others !!!!, I use Kaspersky, brilliant , very reliable, my statement , is from my friend who works for norton, and has told me about , how they load a virus then say it has removed it, that they previously loaded themselves!!!!!!

wilky67

Norton install their own viruses, then say they have found new ones, that … Norton install their own viruses, then say they have found new ones, that they have installed in the first place,so you believe that they have found others !!!!, I use Kaspersky, brilliant , very reliable, my statement , is from my friend who works for norton, and has told me about , how they load a virus then say it has removed it, that they previously loaded themselves!!!!!!


That's a load of rubbish about Norton.

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hottoast

​Tbh, they are all the same. To my knowledge, Norton, Macafee and K … ​Tbh, they are all the same. To my knowledge, Norton, Macafee and Kaspersky all have their own removal tool which you download and run to do a complete uninstall. They are purposely designed that way, to stop viruses being able to easily disable /remove them. If you had Norton on a Vista laptop, that is going back some years, and I agree... Norton (360) was a pain at that point. Really bad performance. Big impact on pc ram use. It was because of that I went to Kaspersky. However, I read reviews on Norton and few years later when unhappy with Kaspersky, and they stripped it back again and made massive performance improvements. I have been happy with Norton ever since.


Thanks..

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wilky67

Norton install their own viruses, then say they have found new ones, that … Norton install their own viruses, then say they have found new ones, that they have installed in the first place,so you believe that they have found others !!!!, I use Kaspersky, brilliant , very reliable, my statement , is from my friend who works for norton, and has told me about , how they load a virus then say it has removed it, that they previously loaded themselves!!!!!!


Thank you..

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ipswich78

That's a load of rubbish about Norton.


Thanks..

I've never had anything more than security essentials.

This however is not rubbish about Norton.... I'd avoid
google.co.uk/amp…tml

hottoast

Three day old review … Three day old review here:http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/security/windows-antivirus-best-pc-antivirus-free-paid-antivirus-2016-2017-uk-3263332 I used to use Kaspersky for 3 years and tbh got fed up of the false positives. Additionally, it was atrocious for slowing the pc down. I have used Norton for the past 3 or 4 years, and will buy again. I always buy from Amazon. I have just bought this :Norton Security Deluxe 3.0 - 1 User, 5 Devices and Utilities 12 Month License Card (PC/Mac)£22.99


I'd send back, see my link above.
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