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What is the difference between Norton and Avast?

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Brendan

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Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Nov 27, 2020

Norton and Avast are two notable names in the cybersecurity space. Both are popular antivirus companies. Norton antivirus is a top-of-the-line product and one of the most extensive antivirus programs and software utilities that sell its products under the Symantec Corporation's name. On the other hand, Avast is a leading cybersecurity company. Avast has an enormous portfolio of different antivirus programs with privacy and application tools and continues to grow. The company incorporates advanced security technologies to fight against cybercrimes. Overall, Norton provides better system performance results, as it consumes fewer system resources, and it does not drain the computer or slow it down. On the other hand, Avast is a heavy system with some advanced features that can cause the system to slow down or cause interruptions during system scans.
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Bart

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Bart , Musician, BA, Lausanne

Answered Nov 03, 2020

Norton and Avast are two big companies as far as cybersecurity is concerned. Norton and Avast offer antivirus programs that help our computer systems fight emerging threats from the internet. Norton is a global cybersecurity company that sells its antivirus program under Symantec Corporation. The company is located in Mountain View, California. Avast, on the other hand, is a cybersecurity company that offers similar services to Norton. The company is located in the Czech Republic. Although both companies offer antivirus programs that are free of cost, the premium models of these antivirus programs are not free. For instance, you will need to pay $40 to use the Avast Pro Antivirus for a year. In contrast, the Norton Security Standard comes with a price of $39.99 per year. Norton has been described as a lightweight program meaning it won’t have too much impact on the system. In contrast, Avast is a little heavier than Norton.
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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Oct 21, 2020

If you are searching for anti-virus software, it is best that you will check out the various brands that are available. A couple of the popular ones are Norton and Avast. They have some differences that will help you check out which one you should get. When you say Avast, this is known to perform well. It comes with more features as compared to Norton, too, which may come in handy, especially if you know that you would need some of those features. Norton, on the other hand, will be more expensive as compared to Avast, but it will provide great performance, which can make you feel more secure. It will also have excellent malware detection rates, especially when you would compare to Avast.
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elina john

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Answered Oct 13, 2020


Norton and Avast are similar in price, so the main difference is the additional features you want. Avast offers great security for your multitasking deices, but Norton is better if you work on the go and need protection over public WiFi — although Norton offers the option of buying additional tools that will also keep your devices safe always.

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