Norton Internet Security vs McAfee Security Center

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by AussieVesti, Jan 27, 2008.

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Which software package is better?

Poll closed Feb 3, 2008.
  1. Norton Internet Security

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  2. McAfee Security Center

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    50.0%
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  1. AussieVesti

    AussieVesti Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am getting a Dell XPS M1530 and there's option for either a 15mth subscription to Norton Internet Security or McAfee Security Center.

    Which of these is a better package?
    Which is easier to uninstall after the subscription has expired?
     
  2. angelicvoices

    angelicvoices Notebook Deity

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    Neither.. go with AVG or Avira for superior free options to both of those services.
     
  3. bmwrob

    bmwrob Notebook Virtuoso

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    LOL

    You'd really wait that long? :D

    Seriously, if I were forced to use one or the other, I'd go with Norton, only because for the past several months I've actually read some pretty good reviews. Given a choice, though, NOD or Kaspersky would go on my own machine - even at the extra cost.
     
  4. angelicvoices

    angelicvoices Notebook Deity

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    I would be careful with Kaspersky as there are numerous user reports that have said Kaspersky altered their system files making chdsk unusable. I use NOD32 but it's not free.
     
  5. JCMS

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    If you can get Norton 2008, it's a very good product, no heavy usage of ressources anymore. It doesn't take any RAM anymore, maybe about 140MB on the pagefile.

    Norton does have the best protection status*. What is Dell price for Norton? You can get NIS 2008 12months for $45 in store.
     
  6. pixelot

    pixelot Notebook Acolyte

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    Understand, it's the lesser of two evils. AVG slaughters them both. :D
     
  7. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Norton, definitely if you want to choose between Norton and McAfee. McAfee seems to want to be "everything" to "everybody". The result is a bloated and slow software program.
     
  8. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    And what would you call Norton? They're both bloated as hell.
     
  9. Leon

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    Don't buy from Dell. Get them free after rebate anywhere...
     
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    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Well yeah, but at least Norton cut back during the last version or two, (Parental Control, Anti-Spam, and Privacy Control are all optional, available on the Norton website for download if they are needed) While McAfee just lumps all the crap into one huge program.
     
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