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Is their any other antivirus beside that which is cheaper and have better performance for microsoft products?
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by:John Hurst
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You will hear lots of opinions and there are good competitors. Unfortunately, I hear / see time and again in here that X, Y or Z is blocking internet, connections, updates or some other thing.

Symantec is Enterprise level software and it is cost competitive (not the absolute cheapest). I use newest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows 10 and it works great. The darts thrown at it from some past experiences have seen their day and passed. It works fine.

Norton Small Business is the same basic engine and is geared to smaller or individual clients. I have single clients with this and it works well.
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79 dollars every year norton charge.
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The problem you have is that this is competitive with the best, and cheaper product may not be as good.
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by:John Hurst
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You can get free antivirus and people use free stuff. I do not recommend to my clients however.
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by:pgm554
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All AV's have good and bad ,Norton over the years has been horrible to OK(as have been many others).
I had a piece of malware that was scanned by 52 of the 54 large AV companies (M$,McAfee,Norton)and they missed it.
None of them are anywhere near 100% and it only takes one miss to ruin your day.
So buyer beware.
I would suggest a unified threat management appliance as opposed to standalone AV.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_threat_management
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by:John Hurst
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Norton consumer has not been good but improving. Both Symantec Enterprise and Norton Business (same engine) are very good. McAfee is having issues with business software right now.

There is no perfect product and never has been.

Use a good product and follow it with a scan of Malwarebytes.
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M$ security essentials(free) is actually OK at times.

I had it clean and remove a virus Norton found ,but could not remove.
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by:dbrunton
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If you must judge anti-virus products visit AV-Comparative http://www.av-comparatives.org/ and read the results of their tests.  You can compare Nortons against the other products and make a decision.

Most anti-virus products have pluses and minuses.  Use the AV-Comparative review and make your decision from what you consider important.
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i use panda free AV for personal use; it works well, and is light on the PC use
http://www.pandasecurity.com/belgium/homeusers/solutions/free-antivirus/
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Almost everything is better than the Symantec (norton) crap. If the PC is used privately then I would second nobus' suggestion for Panda Free AV. I have been using it for years with no problems at all. It is just as good or better than most paid products. If your PC is used in a business, then you need to get the non-free version.
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Thanks guys.
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