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

A custom antivirus comparison of Norton vs Avast by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of November 18, 2017).


NortonAvast!

Company Profile:

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

Company Profile:

The company has been around for 29 years.
The company boasts 400,000,000 installs.
650+ employees work at the company.

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

Versions:

Avast Business Products 2017 - Save up to 20%
Avast for Mac 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Internet Security 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Premier 2017 - Free Trial

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.

Cool Features:

Avast implements intelligent antivirus for detecting threats, viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. A cool feature of Avast is the Wi-Fi Inspector. Wi-Fi inspector checks your router configuration to prevent threats on that front. Avast leverages the CyberCapture feature. Cyber Capture provides real-time threat detection. Questionable files found on your PC are sent to the Avast Threat Labs to be analyzed by our experts. These files will be quarantined if they are determined to be hazardous by the Avast Threat Labs. The Avast Passwords feature allows you to remember just one Master Password. Avast Passwords will remember all the other passwords across all devices! Avast has its own browser if you want it. The SafeZone Browser is a custom browser designed to enhance security for web browsing, banking, and shopping. See other features at Avast.com.

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.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

Detection:

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

Detection:

Avast can identify SilentInstaller, Downloader-E, BrowserSecurity, FileTour, VBCrypt, ShellCode, Numeriq, and RunBoost to name a few.

Customer Support:

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

Customer Support:

You can contact Avast! via phone or online form if you have an issue.

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.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

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