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A Comparison of Norton vs F-Secure by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of Norton vs F-Secure by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of October 24, 2014).


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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.
Versions:

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2013 - F-Secure Antivirus 2014 is the entry level product. Antivirus 2014 does not have a lot of features. It runs antivirus scans and it keeps itself updated. There are not a lot of bells and whistles for this product - but it runs fast.

F-Secure Internet Security 2014 - F-Secure Internet Security has the same functionality of Antivirus 2014 with additional features such as spam blocking, a firewall, and parental controls.
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.
Strengths:

F-Secure has many versions including a Mac Version as well as tablet / mobile device compatibility.
F-Secure is extremely fast. It is ranked #3 out of 20 in the latest AV Comparatives performance test.
F-Secure is also pretty accurate. It scored #12 out of 21 in the AV Comparatives false alarm test for accuracy.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. There is no virtual sandbox in this edition to our knowledge.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. F-Secure does not provide a sandbox environment for internet browsing.
PC Optimization:

Yes. Norton 360 automatically fixes and optimizes common problems which may be causing PC performance issues.
PC Optimization:

No. We can't find any specific PC Optimizing options with F-Secure. Just virus detection / recognition.
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.
Backups / Online Storage:

Not included. They do provide a backup service if you wish to enroll and pay a monthly fee.
Parental Control:

Yes. Norton 360 monitors the social network activity of your children.
Parental Control:

Yes. F-Secure Internet Security 2014 includes protection for children when they are online.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Norton 360 scans email and Instant Messages (IMs) for suspicious links and malicious attachments.
Chat / IM Protection:

No. We can't find any specific chat / IM monitoring with F-Secure.
Customer Support:

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

Their support is very good. They have an online community forum, support by phone, online chat, and online form.
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