We live in such an age where there exists a constant threat of our data being stolen. According to research, more than 360,000 malware samples hit the scene every day.
It is high time for you to upgrade to a more robust and reliable antivirus software if you are still using Windows Defender. However, if you are among those who utilize a proper antivirus solution, we appreciate you for your awareness.
The computer is not only on the risk of being attacked by viruses, but there also exist several other threats in the form of malware, spyware, ransom wares, among others. All these could do unmatched harm to your PC which can get irreversible.
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AVG vs. Norton
We have informed you of the risks of not having a good antivirus software. Now, in this article we are going to do a data-backed comparison between the two most famous antivirus programs: AVG and Norton.
We will compare them on several aspects and point out as to which AV software among the two you should opt for. So let’s get started.
Pricing and Plans
When you visit AVG’s official website, it shows you two plans, AVG Internet Security Unlimited and AVG Ultimate, priced at Rs.1,654 and Rs.2,114 respectively.
The former plan offers real-time security updates, blockage of spam, scams & phishing emails, avoids fake websites for safer browsing, keep hackers away owing to the enhanced firewall.
There are several new features such as an extra layer of ransomware protection availability through securing personal folders. Also, we frequently hear about peeping toms watching us through Web Cams, AVG has included features which prevent them from doing so.
Whereas AVG Ultimate in addition to providing above mentioned features, also speeds up cleans and clears all your devices, updates outdated software software, fixes windows crashes, cleans up Android and Mac devices, among other things.
The best thing about AVG Internet security is that it installs on Unlimited Personal computers and includes unlimited Antivirus PRO for Android. On the other hand AVG Ultimate also provides the same facility. So that means all of your PCs and mobile devices are protected if you buy AVG.
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On its official website, Norton shows four different plans, Norton security basic, Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. They are priced at Rs. 899, Rs. 1,099 Rs. 2,999 and Rs. 3,999, respectively.
Security basic defends against ransomware, viruses, among other things, and advanced security protects financial and personal information when browsing online.
The Standard version has Smart Firewall which restricts unauthorized access. The special thing about the standard version is that Norton provides an expert to help keep your device’s virus free or give you a refund if you aren’t satisfied.
The deluxe version has added benefits such as protection for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. The premium version includes 25 GB of automatic online backup and premium online safety features so that kids connect safety with the world of internet.
So looking at overall features, it becomes clear that both AVG and Norton try to churn out the best features when it comes to the price we pay them. However, we appreciate AVG for providing unlimited device protection.
AVG and Norton both are top notches antivirus service provider if we look at the data from a real test done by independent agencies such as AV-TEST.
Norton is a bronze award winner in AV Tests and has many times received an ideal score in repairing and cleaning system. AVG, on the other hand, got the highest possible score and near-perfect score in usability in AV Tests respectability.
So it is clear that both of them are good in terms of protection, however we would declare AVG to be the winner in this regard. Though AVG has won the margin between them is not large.
The support webpage on Norton would take you to a section where there are options of browsing through Top FAQs, Video tutorials, Norton forum, among other things. There is also the option of talking to the customer service executive.
So prima facie, it looks like Norton wins by a clear margin in the area of Customer Support.
However, several website states that AVG also provides support through phone. So our views are just restricted to what the website shows us.
Both AVG and Norton are near perfect when it comes to protecting devices. However, some features make both of them distinct such as AVG’s PC tuneup tool, disk defragmentation tool and Norton’s ability to crowdsource information to reduce the scan time.
So we have tried our best to state out all the features of both AVG and Norton, now we leave it upon you to decide which among the two suits your needs.
Thanks for reading.