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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 April 25, 2014).


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Versions:

AVG Free 2014 - AVG is very popular for their free version. The free version provides advanced antivirus and spyware scanning on your PC. It should be noted that AVG is for PC only.

AVG Antivirus 2014 - Antivirus 2014 is the entry level paid AVG product. It provides additional features not found in the free version. These features include a scan of files before you open them for additional protection, scanning social media links to prevent social media viruses, and mobile device protection.

AVG Internet Security 2014 - Internet Security 2014 includes all the features found in Antivirus 2014 with additional features such as a firewall and optimized video streaming for faster movie downloads online!

AVG Premium Security 2014 - Includes all of the features of Internet Security 2014 with additional features such as a PC Optimization and proactive identity theft recognition.
Versions:

Norton Antivirus 2014 - Norton Antivirus features 5 patented layers of protection to swiftly and precisely detect viruses. It scans downloaded files to check for threats. A powerful threat-removal Layer targets and eliminates aggressive, hard-to-remove computer infections.

Norton Internet Security 2014 - Internet Security provides upgrades to Norton Antivirus with the monitoring of search results for dangerous websites, a firewall and parental control options.

Norton 360 - Norton 360 includes all the features of Internet Security but also includes online backup and PC optimization.
Strengths:

AVG is a super popular antivirus program and AVG leverages that popularity to your advantage. Any new threat found by an AVG customer gets pushed out to warn everyone using AVG with the Community Protection Network.
AVG LinkScanner Surf Shield checks every suspect website before viewing to prevent malware from executing.
Proactively checks links on Facebook and Twitter to prevent social media malware.
Strengths:

One of the best features of Norton is the scanning of links on Facebook to prevent malicious scripts via social media. A lot of antivirus solutions provide this as a paid upgrade but Norton provides it as standard.
Norton has heuristical behavior analysis which attempts to discover threats before they are even known to be threats.
Norton Pulse Updates are pretty sweet. Norton updates itself automatically every 5 to 15 minutes without disruption.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. We can't find a virtual sandbox option in AVG.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. There is no virtual sandbox in this edition to our knowledge.
PC Optimization:

Yes. AVG Quick Tune degragments the hard drive and cleans up the registry. AVG Accelerator optimizes file compression for increased internet browsing speeds. AVG System tools optimizes PC resources.
PC Optimization:

Yes. Norton 360 automatically fixes and optimizes common problems which may be causing PC performance issues.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Although not in the product feature list, AVG offers a service called LiveKive which provides online backup for free up to 5GB.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Norton 360 automatically backs up files to Norton hosted online storage or a local disk of your choice. It also monitors websites visited and blocks adult websites from kids.
Parental Control:

Yes. For $.99 extra, AVG Family Safety can be accessed which provides in-depth features such as internet scheduling, monitoring for cyber-bullying, tracking social media activity, blocking adult websites, and more.
Parental Control:

Yes. Norton 360 monitors the social network activity of your children.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. AVG Online Shield monitors links sent within chat venues. Files sent within ICQ, MSN and Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Norton 360 scans email and Instant Messages (IMs) for suspicious links and malicious attachments.
Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.
Customer Support:

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