Kaspersky vs Norton?


Ian

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I've not used Norton AV for over a decade, as it used to be comparatively bloated and slow. However, I'm likely going to move away from Kaspersky when my license is up for renewal - so I'm looking at alternatives. F-Secure, ESET and BitDefender all look good - but Norton seems to be getting very good reviews as of late.

Has anyone here used both - if so, what did you think?

Alternatively, are you using Norton at the moment? Is it fairly light on resources and do you find it reliable?
 

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I just use Windows Defender. I did used to get Kaspersky free with Barclays when I used to have an account with them.

Any reason why you don't want to use Defender?
 
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I too just use Windows Defender. :)

I have used both Kaspersky & Bitdefender, Bitdefender was better, IMHO.
 

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I've used Windows Defender going on 2 years now since I have been on W10 along with Malwarebytes and TrendMicro every couple of months.
 
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I use Windows Defender on a couple of systems, but Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 on my main system. It's likely I still use a separate AV as I always have done, but perhaps I should move with the times.

Does Windows Defender play nicely with 3rd party browsers like Chrome? Very occasionally, Kaspersky will block a webpage as it spots a problem with a malicious JS file - would Defender do the same?
 
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Does Windows Defender play nicely with 3rd party browsers like Chrome? Very occasionally, Kaspersky will block a webpage as it spots a problem with a malicious JS file - would Defender do the same?
I've had Chrome block a page, but I've never had Defender block one. But then again, I haven't had an infection in many years. And that one got by Norton.
 
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I've just uninstalled Kaspersky from my Main machine and test machine, so I'll see how this goes. I'm not particularly worried about getting a virus so much as zero-day exploits. Java/Flash is nowhere near my system, thankfully ;).
 
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Hi guys, I'm sorry to butt into someone else's post, but I am also interested in my protection.
I hope any reply will help both the O.P & other readers.
I'm using Win 10. How do I know if my WD is running ? I also have superantispyware & SpyBot S&D.
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Or check Settings > Update and Security
 

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