Alternatives to Norton AntiVirus for all platforms with any license

  • Avira Antivirus icon

    Avira Antivirus

    Avira Free Antivirus offers basic protection for your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, spy-ware, trojans and costly dialers. Premium version includes MailGuard (POP3 and SMTP) and WebGuard for safe surfing.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android

  • Clam AntiVirus icon

    Clam AntiVirus

    Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • COMODO Internet Security icon

    COMODO Internet Security

    Comodo Internet Security is a free, very voluminous and multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. If you prefer a smaller solution with Antivirus Protection only see...

    Freemium Windows Linux Android

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  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus icon

    ESET NOD32 Antivirus

    ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an innovative host-based intrusion prevention system that offers a comprehensive scanning solution. Most importantly, it will not slow down your PC, it's easy to use, and easy to install. ANTIVIRUS AND...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus icon

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure. Kaspersky lets you surf the web safely and keeps your PC free of viruses, Internet and email worms, and...

    Commercial Windows

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    ClamWin

    [Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.] ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • ESET Smart Security icon

    ESET Smart Security

    A Great time online with even better technology! Safer online begins with our proven Antivirus and Antispyware. Inside you find a number of unique anti-malware technologies. Foiling web browser attacks is a job for Exploit Blocker....

    Commercial Windows

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  • Panda Antivirus icon

    Panda Antivirus

    Panda Antivirus offers real-world protection and a USB drive cleaner. Just install it and forget about viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, online fraud and identity theft. Chat, share photos and videos, bank and buy online, read...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 360 Total Security icon

    360 Total Security

    360 Total Security offers your PC complete protection from Viruses, Trojans and other emerging threats. Whether you are shopping online, downloading files or chatting with your friends you can be sure that 360 Total Security is...

    Free Mac Windows

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  • ClamTk Virus Scanner icon

    ClamTk Virus Scanner

    ClamTk is a graphical user interface (GUI) for using the Clam AntiVirus program. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, on-demand scanner for Linux systems.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Dr.Web Anti-virus icon

    Dr.Web Anti-virus

    Dr.Web Anti-virus is an efficient tool for constant monitoring of system health that blocks attempts of viruses, Trojans, mail worms, spyware and other malicious programs to get into a protected system from any external source. Dr.Web...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android

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  • COMODO Antivirus icon

    COMODO Antivirus

    Comodo Antivirus eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks. Obliterate viruses and malware without hogging your PCs resources: Detects, blocks, and destroys viruses, immediate feedback on suspicious...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • ClamXav icon

    ClamXav

    ClamXav is a virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular Clam AntiVirus open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats. ClamXav can be setup up as passive or active:...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Immunet FREE Antivirus icon

    Immunet FREE Antivirus

    Immunet FREE Antivirus is the lightest anti-virus application, providing the fast protection against new viruses, because it protects through the cloud using the ClamAV engine. Install/Hardisk-Filesize: 5/10 MB. Community Based...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Avast! Pro Antivirus icon

    Avast! Pro Antivirus

    Avast! Pro Antivirus - better protection during web surfing. Full-featured antivirus software. Better than our free antivirus, especially for web surfing, but without the firewall and antispam included in avast! Internet Security....

    Commercial Windows

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  • BitDefender Antivirus Plus icon

    BitDefender Antivirus Plus

    Antivirus BitDefender - award winning virus protection software for your computer security. Protect your business and secure your PC from the latest viruses now!

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • Baidu Antivirus icon

    Baidu Antivirus

    Baidu Antivirus is a professional antivirus and ultrafast cloud security software. Baidu Antivirus protects your computer against malware, phishing and malicious websites. Free download and permanently free in future use. Baidu...

    Free Windows

  • F-Secure Anti-Virus icon

    F-Secure Anti-Virus

    F-Secure Anti-Virus provides advanced protection against viruses, spyware intrusions and infected e-mail so you can surf the Web without worrying about security issues. Its automatic updates and powerful DeepGuard 2.0 cloud computing...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Sophos Antivirus icon

    Sophos Antivirus

    Sophos Antivirus offers protection for your laptops and desktops running on Windows, Mac, Linux or virtual platforms. Get everything you need in a single high-performance agent and keep your users safe without getting in the way of...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Winpooch Watchdog icon

    Winpooch Watchdog

    Winpooch is a watchdog for Windows (2000, XP, 2003, but only 32-bits). It detects modifications in your system, so as to detect a trojan or a spyware installation. It also includes a real-time anti-virus.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued As of 2008-06-13, this project is no longer under active development. Winpooch can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Zone Alarm Antivirus icon

    Zone Alarm Antivirus

    Scan and remove viruses fast - Removes viruses others miss. Prevent Viruses before they infect your PC - Online updates mean no more worries. Free Upgrades & Online Customer Support - Stay protected all year. One-Click Fix It -...

    Commercial Windows

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  • McAfee AntiVirus Plus icon

    McAfee AntiVirus Plus

    McAfee Antivirus Plus protects your computer against viruses, malware, spyware, and other online threats. McAfee anti virus software includes virus scan, spyware removal, and firewall protection. Complete Anti-virus...

    Commercial Windows

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  • AVG Rescue CD icon

    AVG Rescue CD

    The AVG Rescue CD is essentially a portable version of AVG Anti-Virus supplied through Linux distribution. It can be used in the form of a bootable CD or bootable USB flash drive to recover your computer when the system cannot be...

    Free Windows

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  • Roboscan Internet Security Free icon

    Roboscan Internet Security Free

    Roboscan Internet Security is an integrated anti-malware program for protecting your computer from outside online threats. Roboscan uses two award-winning engines, the BitDefender Engine and ALYac Tera Engine, to defend your computer....

    Free Windows

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  • G Data AntiVirus icon

    G Data AntiVirus

    Anti-Virus solution for protection against viruses, spyware and phishing attacks:24.95 USD; Features: Protects all communication channels (e-mail (POP3 /IMAP), instant messaging (MSN, Yahoo, AOL, etc.), protection from viruses, worms...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Trend Micro AntiVirus icon

    Trend Micro AntiVirus

    Trend Micro AntiVirus is the essential security you need so you can email and share files with confidence. You can rest easy knowing you have ongoing, easy-to-use protection against the latest malicious viruses, worms, Trojan horse...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • VIPRE Antivirus icon

    VIPRE Antivirus

    VIPRE Antivirus is the light-weight and highly effective antivirus program that does not slow down your PC. Using next-generation technology, VIPRE protects your computer from all types of malware threats including viruses, adware...

    Commercial Windows

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  • AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware icon

    AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

    Real-time protection, automatic updates, low-impact background scanning for on-line threats, and instant quarantining or removal of infected files ensures maximum protection. Every interaction between your computer and the Internet is...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Norton Security icon

    Norton Security

    Norton Security protects your most important device, whether it's a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet, from online threats such as malware and spyware.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • ESET Cyber Security icon

    ESET Cyber Security

    ESET software provides advanced proactive antivirus protection. Stay ahead of cybercrime with proactive protection that integrates seamlessly with your Mac.

    Commercial Mac

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    PC Matic

    PC Matic provides superior security protection over all security products, free or otherwise, on the market. On top of that, PC Matic keeps your computers running at peak performance even after years of use.

    Commercial Windows

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Norton AntiVirus Comments

bleh, this program uses too much resources

Negative Comment by itguy
about Norton AntiVirus Dec 2011

Use Avast, AVG, Avira or something else,

you will have a nightmare removing installation when you realise it sucks.

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As so many other people have said, this is too slow. Get AV ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

As so many other people have said, this is too slow. Get AVG Free instead.

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I had norton for years and it was always slow, even the new ...

Comment by Aaron
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

I had norton for years and it was always slow, even the newest ones for me have been slow. I much prefer Avast. and a lot of the time Norton never fixed the problem, I would have to download other free programs to fix it. So i do not recommend norton at all.

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Personally, the latest versions are actually rather sppedy, ...

Comment by Lambda
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

Personally, the latest versions are actually rather sppedy, eating mostly 0% of my overworked CPU when idle.

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Norton AV sucks...memory hog and too expensive. Go with AV ...

Comment by Brice
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

Norton AV sucks...memory hog and too expensive. Go with AVG Free or Avast Home Edition. I much prefer Avast.

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There is never a good excuse to not use an antivirus, regar ...

Comment by Trinsec
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

There is never a good excuse to not use an antivirus, regardless whether you are a 'pro' or not. (In fact, I might just consider you not a pro at all if you don't use one).

That said, you're better off with the top 3 of the antivirus software currently, and none of Norton and McAfee are in that list: Avira, Kaspersky, NOD32.

I used Avira Antivir Personal for a while, and now have paid for Premium because I thought it was good enough and it's saved me quite a few times. It does NOT drain your system resources and leaves you alone pretty much unless it has to act. The good antivirus software does exactly that, not bug you down to hell and beyond. I wish Norton and McAfee would stop being preinstalled and tricking poor unsuspecting customers into paying for them.

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Hehe, i actually do not use any anti-virus at all. If you b ...

Comment by Ola
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

Hehe, i actually do not use any anti-virus at all. If you be careful and do not do anything stupid you usually safe. Then i maybe a "pro". For regular people there is much better alternatives then Norton.

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Whats the fastest way to turn a new computer slow? Install ...

Comment by Flaystus
about Norton AntiVirus Jun 2011

Whats the fastest way to turn a new computer slow? Install Norton!

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