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A Comparison of AVG vs Norton by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs Norton by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of July 23, 2017).


AVGNorton

Company Profile:

Has been around for 25 years.
Is owned by Avast Software.
Has 200,000,000+ installs.

Company Profile:

Founded in 1982 in Sunnyvale California.
Headquarters is at Mountain View, California.
Revenue of $3,600,000,000+

Versions:

AVG Antivirus 2017 - Save up to 20%
AVG Internet Security 2017 - Save up to 20%
AVG Business Antivirus - Save up to 20%

Versions:

Norton Security Standard - Save up to 43%
Norton Security Premium - Save up to 45%
Norton Antivirus Basic - Save up to 60%
Norton Business - More Info

Cool Features:

AVG safeguards you from accidentally opening infected files by placing them in quarantine. The antivirus intelligently collects data on new threats by harnessing the power of its giant user base and their PCs - but you can opt out of this feature if you want to. When AVG recognizes a problem quite often a Fix button will appear on your computer screen. If you give approval then AVG will attempt to correct the problem swiftly. AVG waits until your computer is not being used before it begins its scans to reduce hogging up resources. It is smart enough to ignore files that it has already approved. It has a game mode feature to ease your apprehension that a game will be interrupted by a scan. The Deep Scan feature is very unique. Deep Scan will run a new Boot-Time scan to discover potential threats before Windows starts.

Cool Features:

Norton Antivirus is perhaps the most well known antivirus on the market. Here are some of the features. The Proactive Exploit Protection feature actively prevents exploit techniques such as heap spray and ROP (Return Oriented Programming). The Threat Emulation feature analyzes malware that has been encrypted, packed, or obfuscated by running it in a controlled environment and evaluating it after it self-decrypts. This is a rare feature that not many other antiviruses have. Norton has a unique guarantee to its customers. If you purchase any Norton Antivirus above the basic package there is a unique guarantee. If Symantec tech support agents cannot rid your system of pesky malware, the company will refund your money.

Business / Endpoint Info:

There are currently 3 choices for the AVG business solutions. The File Server Edition comes with file server security at the entry level which is nice because not all business antivirus solutions include file server protection in the entry level product. Another great feature is free business technical support is included. Remote management is built-in as well. The AVG Business Edition is the next level up. The mid-level product can leverage the cloud to assist in protecting against threats. Also this version includes things like a firewall and email scanning. If you want to nuke spam you will need the premium offering which is AVG Internet Security Business Edition.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Norton comes in two flavors for business protection. There is the Small Business option is for less than 20 devices. More than 20+ computers requires the Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud option. The Small Business solution is very flexible. It will protect laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Norton is smart enough to detect the device. It knows the security features different devices need. It is important to note this is a cloud based solution. There is no server or hardware to install. To add a device to the Small Business network a special email is sent to an employee's device. Instructions are included in the email to add the new device to the network.

Detection:

AVG can identify Poweliks, Expiro, Sality, ZeroAccess, Conficker, Zbot, Virut, Prepender, Neshta, Floxif to name a few.

Detection:

Norton can identify Trojan.FakeAV, JS.Bondat, Trojan.Shylock, Trojan.Pandex, Trojan.Zbot, and Packed.Generic.460 to name a few.

Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.

Customer Support:

Technical support is provided by Norton via email, chat or phone.

Business / Endpoint Info:

There are currently 3 choices for the AVG business solutions. The File Server Edition comes with file server security at the entry level which is nice because not all business antivirus solutions include file server protection in the entry level product. Another great feature is free business technical support is included. Remote management is built-in as well. The AVG Business Edition is the next level up. The mid-level product can leverage the cloud to assist in protecting against threats. Also this version includes things like a firewall and email scanning. If you want to nuke spam you will need the premium offering which is AVG Internet Security Business Edition.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Norton comes in two flavors for business protection. There is the Small Business option is for less than 20 devices. More than 20+ computers requires the Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud option. The Small Business solution is very flexible. It will protect laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Norton is smart enough to detect the device. It knows the security features different devices need. It is important to note this is a cloud based solution. There is no server or hardware to install. To add a device to the Small Business network a special email is sent to an employee's device. Instructions are included in the email to add the new device to the network.

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