Norton VS TotalAV- Which antivirus is best?

We have always faced confusion regarding which antiviruses to use for our computer. We look up for various antivirus in the internet but its always come down to probably most talked about antivirus. Norton and AV virus.  Both have exceptional detection rate with some add on features. But they are not entirely similar. For your betterment we have list down some useful features for the both antivirus so that you can decide which one is right for your PC.

MALWARE PROTECTION

Norton has malware scanner which is used for vast malware database, machine learning, heuristic analysis. It has the ability to detect zero-day. It also detects well known malware threats such as Trojans,rootkits and more. Norton scanner is known to take 121 minutes for a full system scan to complete and detected 100% malware samples in the mean time you can watch any HD quality video without any slowdown of the system.

TotalAV uses heuristic analysis and malware database that has the ability to detect known and zero day threats. TotalAV scanner takes 199 minutes to complete a full system scan and detects 99.6% malware samples.

REALTIME PROTECTION

Norton- Amazing real time protection which blocks malware samples hidden in encrypted folders

TotalAV- Blocked every malware sample including thise in compressed folders and isolated them

WEB SECURITY

Norton helps to find false positives by using community reviews that can stop screen loggers from stealing your data from financial websites.Thus Norton’s web security stops you to have access of phishing websites that try to steal data and contain malicious file downloads. 

It has the system as Norton. But it makes whitelisting false positives quite difficult and therefore not user friendly. It also has no access to community reviews so you are on your own to make decision  for your pc. But it has its own AI  based system to go through dangerous websites and its excellent.

It blocked every phishing website sample which includes those the default protections on Firefox and Chrome missed.

SUBSCRIPTION

Norton has yellow subscription now button and it opens the subscription page which is easy to understand. This page shows the no.of devices covered, backup storage, compatibility and renewable cost for next year.

When you select the product you want to buy TotalAV give you the access to the check out. It shows you how much you are saving. It also shows that free tune up and free additional devices are added to your product.

INTERFACE

Norton’s dashboard is shown in colors of yellow and green. It shows the status of the current protection used and the details of the number of licenses. Backup, security and performance status can be found in the bottom panel which can be identified by the use of  icons and labels

TotalAV has a basic design and pleasing to eye. The screen displays that you are protected as soon as it is opened. You are then asked to run a simple smart scan. Settings can be adjusted by  the left-hand icon.

FEATURES

Some of the standout features that you can find in Norton and Total AV

  • Norton 360 Deluxe
  • Cloud backup 50GB
  • Real-time threat protection
  • Password manager
  • Secure VPN
  • Dark web monitoring
  • PC SafeCam
  • Parental control
  • TotalAV Antivirus Pro
  • Ransomware protection
  • Protection against phishing scams
  • Protection against adware and spyware
  • Free up system space
  • System tune-up
  • Web shield extension
  • Browser cleaner and manager
  • Cloud scanning

PRICING

Norton’s basic and premium products vary greatly in price. Prices start at $59.99 per year and go up to $149.99 per year. Nortin 360 with Lifelock Select has the most parental controls and it can also covers five devices.

TotalAV’s price structure is very simple. It offers both paid and free versions to the users. The paid version allows you to protect three, five, or even six devices.

CONCLUSION

Norton outperforms TotalAV in every area including malware protection. Although the pricing of Norton is quite high as compared to Total AV, Norton provides the greatest all-round protection for your devices.

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