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

A custom antivirus comparison of Norton vs McAfee by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of November 22, 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:

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 - This is the entry level McAfee product. It comes jam packed with a lot of useful features including the standard antivirus scanning, a firewall, a digital file shredder, PC tuneup, and portable USB scanning.

McAfee Internet Security 2014 - Internet Security includes the same features of Antivirus Plus with additional features like anti-spam, online backup, and parental monitoring.

McAfee Total Protection 2014 - Total Protection includes the same funtionality as Internet Security but it comes with even more features like wireless network protection, encrypted storage, and anti-phishing technology.
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:

McAfee comes loaded with features in all versions that other competitors require upgrades for or do not include at all. These include features like the digital data shredder (which permanently deletes files so they cannot be recovered), a firewall, a PC tuneup and a USB and removable drive scan.
The wireless network protection is an interesting option which is often overlooked by most antivirus competitors.
Active Protection technology provides immediate protection against malicious threats to your PC. A new threat can be analyzed and blocked in a split second rather than waiting hours for traditional techniques.
Virtual Sandbox:

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

No. We do not see a virtual sandbox option in McAfee
PC Optimization:

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

Yes. McAfee addresses unused applications, temporary internet files, and other items slowing down your PC. McAfee QuickClean™ removes these problems to enhance PC performance.
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:

Yes. McAfee Total Protection 2014 offers online backup protection (up to 2GB).
Parental Control:

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

Yes. McAfee restricts inappropriate websites from children and it can limit online time as well.
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 McAfee.
Customer Support:

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

McAfee offers a "Virtual Techician" to troubleshoot common problems, and if necessary online chat, email, and phone support are available.
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