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

A custom antivirus comparison of Norton vs Panda by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of May 29, 2016).


NortonPanda Security
Versions:

Norton Security Standard 2016 - Norton Security Standard 2016 is a cloud-based solution which means it takes up less memory and the update files are significantly smaller than old downloadable Symantec solutions.

Norton Security Deluxe 2016 - Norton Security Deluxe 2016 is essentially the same as standard with support for up to 5 multiple devices including additional PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets.

Norton Security Premium 2016 - Norton Security Premium 2016 includes the same features as the Deluxe version with additional features including parental controls / family browsing features for protecting children. Premium also includes automatic file backup and 25 GB cloud storage for backup solutions.
Versions:

Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 - Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 is the Panda entry level product. It provides the standard antivirus and spyware protection for your PC which updates via the cloud. It has a Rescue Kit which can recover your PC in critical situations. It also has wi-fi protection which helps keep intruders out of your network.

Panda Internet Security 2015 - Panda Internet Security 2015 includes everything Antivirus Pro has but goes further in the protection by adding Parental Control to assist in protecting children from inappropriate websites. It also has backup features.

Panda Global Protection 2015 - Panda Global Protection 2015 adds even more features. Go with Global Protection if you want PC optimization, file encryption, file shredding, and a password manager. You will also need this version if you have a Mac.
Strengths:

Norton Security Standard and Norton Security for Business are now hosted mostly in the cloud. This means less work is being done on your desktop which enhances speed and performance.
Norton Security (all versions) now come with a money-back guarantee that your PC / Mac / smartphone / tablet will remain running smooth.
Norton utilizes Sonar technology which examines the behavior of an application which helps determine viruses before they are well known and before it is too late.
Strengths:

Panda Security is excellent at blocking malicious urls which helps prevent your PC from getting infected.
Not many antivirus solutions provide remote pc access. That's a very nice feature that you get if you are upgraded to the Internet Security version.
Panda is pretty darn good at speed and performance. It scored a ranking of #9 out of 21 on the AV Comparatives Performance Test.
Virtual Sandbox:

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

Yes. Panda Global Protection 2015 offers a virtual sandbox to browse any website in safe mode.
PC Optimization:

Yes. Norton Security 2016 has several tools that fix and optimize common problems which may be causing PC performance issues.
PC Optimization:

Yes. Panda claims to optimize PC performance and system speed.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes but you will need the Premium version.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Panda offers backup functionality but it is a partnership with Mozy (the popular online backup service).
Parental Control:

Yes but you will need at least the Deluxe version. Symantec monitors the social network activity of your children as well as some other parental control features
Parental Control:

Yes. The software blocks adult websites from kids if you wish to use that feature.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. The solution includes instant message and facebook link scanning to prevent viruses from spreading in chat.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Panda Global Protection 2015 does have chat/IM protection. Under protection for known threats you can check a box to include scanning for instant messaging.
Customer Support:

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

Yes. Panda has email, web and forum technical support 24 / 7.
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