Which AntiVirus is better?

Eric C.

Eric C. Copywriter, tech writer

Norton and Zone Alarm both use heuristic behavioral signatures to spot zero-day attacks and other known malware. Both reserve most of their premium features for the most expensive price plans. While Zone Alarm offers anti-keylogging, anti-phishing, and anti-spyware, it doesn’t provide ransomware protection. Norton, on the other hand, promises protection from the full range of malware. If you’re a new user, Norton provides comprehensive support for each element on the suite, alongside phone, email, and live chat service. Zone Alarm offers similar options, although the documentation is less extensive and the phone number isn’t immediately available on the site. Where Zone Alarm does excel is with their ‘find my laptop’ feature, which is an innovative theft protection protocol. It also wins regarding price, as its premium package is $20 cheaper than Norton.

User Ratings

Security 5
5
Features 5
5
Ease of Use 4
5
Support 4
5
Pricing 3
5

Latest Positive Review

Vince
It works quietly and unobtrusively in the background
Dec. 18, 2018
Easy installation and handling even for older people. There are no popup self-promotion ads, and it works quietly and unobtrusively in the background.
Larry
Norton is the best
Dec. 19, 2018
Norton is the best there is in modern antivirus and antispam.

Latest Negative Review

Sanjay
Use to be good, but not anymore
Nov. 7, 2018
I've been using this program for a very long time and have always been happy, especially since they came out with this new suite. Unfortunately, it do...Show More
Christian
Not as good as you think
Nov. 4, 2018
Unfortunately, this antivirus does not remove all viruses.

Detailed Comparison

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zonealarm.com
Country:
United States
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us.norton.com
Security
Boot-Time Scan
Firewall
IDS
IPS
Features
Email Security
AntiSpam
Macro Protection
CloudAV
Pricing
Starting Price $59.95 $49.99
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Our Verdict
Eric C.

Eric C. Copywriter, tech writer

Norton receives top marks across the board, but it’s not the most budget-friendly option. If you want comprehensive security then we recommend making the investment. However, if what you need is a strong antivirus for a reasonable price, Zone Alarm is a better choice. They offer two free products, alongside the range of Pro services. No matter which software you pick, you’ll get a firewall, cloud storage, and real-time defense for your device.

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