ANSWERS: 37
  • I tried McAfee since Norton was just too bulky. Well, McAfee for some reason interfered with my other programs TOO much, to the point that I went for a cheaper option: Avast. But between the two, I would go Norton.
  • norton has great virus scan, but its so slow and kills your system, ive only got 1gb ram, and my starting mem usage is around 300-400, with norton it goes to 800, it slows everything down, if you dont have the comp for it, dont use it
  • I have Norton at home, and McAfee at work, and don't pay enough attention to notice the difference between the two x
  • I have both in various locations.
  • Neither, AVG does what we need (& lets be honest, we really, really, really do not want to pay for such things).
  • neither this nor that Kasperski or Avira antivir
  • I Norton, I like it.
  • My partner is a computer tech..so we don't use either one! AVG, Avast, CC (Crap Cleaner) and Ad-Aware...keep us in tippy top shape without taking over our computers space or bogging us down, or botching up other things! And they are all FREE!
  • McAfee.
  • Of the two, McAfee is better by far. Norton is funny, they put new features into their "home" versions first before introducing them into the corporate versions - so the home version is significantly better than the corporate, but neither is as good as McAfee. However, I use AVG at home because it works great and it's free to home users.
  • Neither. Both, on separate occasions wrecked havoc with my computer. I use an alternative, free software that does a wonderful job of virus scan, and offers spyware and firewall protection as well.
  • AVG. Norton Sucks and MacAfee is not worth it. Why pay when free gets it done?
  • I have used both. Earlier it was MacAfee and later Norton. Bith could not manage my system properly - especially the Asian oriented Malware and viruses. So I am with Kaspersky and that is great.
  • None, for the time being Kaspersky or NOD32.
  • I have Norton on my two PCs and McCafee on my Laptop.
  • go with avg it works great norton will control your computor ,it will change your setting .
  • McAfee. 100%
  • MacAfee. Norton sux. Has annoying 'habits' including minimizing my video games at odd times (which would sometimes crash the game)
  • Neither. Norton is intrusive. McAfee is known as McCrapee. AVG or Avast. Free and better.
  • Neither. I used to pay for PcCillin, but now I use Avast, which is free, and which works very well.
  • Hello. Hope you are fine. norton Thank you.
  • I've never had problems with McAfee. Norton OTOH, has been a problem too many times.
  • I'll take a virus.
  • I've always used Norton but I think it doesn't matter as long as you have something.
  • Norton is bulky and messes up some parts of your computer. MacAfee I never tried. If you insist on paying for it, I say nod32. Avg free is the cheapest and effective enough when combined with CCleaner.
  • MacAfee. It is what we use at work. It does OK.
  • Would you like to bludgeon your computers resources with a resource hog like Norton 360 or leave it open to be molested with a poor system protector like MacAfee? Sure both companies have some great products like Symantec’s partition magic and MacAfee’s Stinger and farstone tools but the AV solutions are crap, and come up crap in every review and comparison I’ve every read
  • Nought all to me honest (I hate totally hate Norton). Go for AVG :)
  • Thats a bit like saying "Punch in the teeth or the eye?" Avast or Avira if you must use Microsoft software.
  • Neither.,Both have been advertized by SPAM. and they are not all that efficient either.
  • Neither, Trend Micro is one of the best.
  • Norton is best then mcafee
  • MacAfee
  • Before I installed Linux, I tried both and both slowed my computer to creeper gear. I then went with AVG and other free software which seemed to work just fine, at least for me.
  • The New Norton Internet Securities of 2009 and 2010 are Well worth it. No slowing down of the PC and puts stronger encodings in the firewall and the scans, and STILL WILL NOT SLOW YOUR PC. As for McAfee, it will slow the PC even for the new versions, it will not remove even the Tiniest of all viruses. And when you install it, try messing with the registery, ACCESS DENIED you need administrator... Even though you are the ADMIN. Go ahead and sell over your administrative rights if you want McAfee, later down the road you will find out After you think you removed mcafee it will still be on your machine. McAfee's website also makes it hard for you to remove it, I had to go hunting for tools and came up with 4 auto removers for mcafee, and guaranteed to wipe mcafee off. If you think Norton is hard to remove?? Well you didn't look hard enough on to getting onto their website because you were too disgruntled to Go onto their website. THEY HAVE A REMOVAL TOOL THAT WORKS. and they do not stop you from removing it. If you want to know what I use, I use: CCleaner Malwarebytes Anti-Malware NIS 2010 And computer has been clean ever since.
  • I think I can only give my opinion on it as a user of both brands and from my own research. The recommendation I could give would be based on what I have observed and studied. If we are to compare only the two big names in security software, I think McAfee would have a slight edge on Norton (Symantec). They are both antivirus software that performs with high marks in their primary function. That’s the important thing. In their primary role of providing security and protection against online threats, they both do really well. Regarding system performance and how they carry out their roles excellently. Though both are known to be heavily reliant on your system resources, they both got high ratings on independent tests. If these were just the basis for comparison, then Norton (Symantec) and McAfee are evenly tied in these categories. But if we have to be picky about it, the other categories that give McAfee a slight edge over Norton (Symantec) are pricing and features. McAfee offers slightly more features than Norton and gives consumers a complete package no matter how many licenses are needed. McAfee also is a bit cheaper when you value-in the number of licenses that they are offering for a fixed subscription.
  • None of the above. AVG Antivirus is a good choice if you only need basic malware protection and don't want to pay for advanced features.

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