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  • <h4 class="dechead">On One Hand: Try Them First

    Norton and McAfee offer comprehensive Internet security software, as well as other software programs for specific uses. Both software companies allow customers to use security software on a trial basis; however, McAfee only offers business customers this option. Before purchasing the software, use it on a trial basis to determine how well it works for your system. Divide the trial into two, 15-day periods. Use Norton for 15 days, uninstall it and then install McAfee. At the end of the 30-day trial period, decide which software appeals to you.

    On the Other: Choose One Comprehensive Product

    Both Norton and McAfee market comprehensive Internet security software. Therefore, if you choose one or the other, then your computer system should be adequately protected. Installing more than one anti-virus or Internet security software program on your computer may cause your system to malfunction. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010 includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, network protection and anti-spam software. McAfee Total Protection provides anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-phishing, two-way firewall, website safety recommendations, identity protection, parental controls and advanced home network protection.

    Bottom Line

    Internet technology and computer experts rate how effective Internet security software programs perform for end-users. Choose an Internet security system that experts rate favorably and that worked well for you during the trial period. But the bottom line is: You do not need both Norton and McAfee.

    Source:

    Symantec Corporation

    McAfee Inc.

    CNET

    More Information:

    CNET

  • Neither are very good. But yes, some protection is better than no protection.
  • i dont have it and i do okay without it
  • Only if you want to lose control of your computer and want to wreck it. I got rid of both years ago because of those very problems.
  • I would never have either both screwed up my computers.
  • Yes I need these softwares to protect from malware...
  • Try "360 Total Security" and "Malwarebytes"
  • i dont think so, i dont have it on nnine and it works
  • There are people that truly believe that you need 2 antivirus software running on your computer. This opinion is based on their experience that one antivirus was able to detect a threat while the other did not or vice-versa. If you have enough memory and resources, then by all means do so. But do not run two antivirus programs running at the same time because they might not work well together. But remember that if you are running Windows 10, you already have Windows Security turned on as a default. It is already using resources on your PC. If you wish to bring in advanced protection, you can choose to install Norton or McAfee. Choose from their wide selection of services that would work with what you need. You can also do this because Windows Security is now smart enough to communicate with another installation of an antivirus program and would promptly give way. Having an antivirus program running alongside Windows Security is more than enough protection for your device.

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