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McAfee or Norton

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
McAfee total protection or norton deluxe what one is best?
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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Both about the same .
  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    If i had to choose id go with neither, Windows own version or Avast work for me.
  • RobisereRobisere Forumite
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    Neither; both are krap. Choose another, Kaspersky or Bitdefender are good.
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  • J_BJ_B Forumite
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    Bit Defender Free works fine for me but many here say that the built in W10 one is fine.
  • Frozen_up_northFrozen_up_north Forumite
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    Neither, Bitdefender is much better.
  • Kaspersky banned from use in government Depts in Dec 2017 due to its Russian origins/connections.
    the US Government banned Kaspersky in mid 2018
    The UK Gov uses Symantec of which Norton is the consumer arm itself

    So the advice to dump Norton for Kaspersky is rather funny
  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Banning Kapersky due to the Russian origin is pure politics and not founded on anything real. (AFAIK).

    And major organisations always go for a major player for corporate AV ... so generally McAfee or Symantec (Norton). That doesn't mean they're better - just the corporate suites are suited to corporate environments ... entirely different to a home environment.

    That said, I'm also in the Bitdefender or W10 native camp. :)
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  • GunJackGunJack Forumite
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    DoaM wrote: »
    And major organisations always go for a major player for corporate AV ... so generally McAfee or Symantec (Norton). That doesn't mean they're better - just the corporate suites are suited to corporate environments ... entirely different to a home environment.

    That said, I'm also in the Bitdefender or W10 native camp. :)

    ...and I wish they wouldn't...corporate windows builds are sluggish enough as it is.....
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  • RumRatRumRat Forumite
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    Don't pay for AV, it's pointless. I'll second Windows defender in W10 or Bitdefender.
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    Uxb wrote: »
    Kaspersky banned from use in government Depts in Dec 2017 due to its Russian origins/connections.
    the US Government banned Kaspersky in mid 2018
    The UK Gov uses Symantec of which Norton is the consumer arm itself

    So the advice to dump Norton for Kaspersky is rather funny

    Trump's US government bans Russian software and uses American software shocker. If you can't see the political motivation for that I don't know what to say.
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