Norton AntiVirus Alternatives

    Norton AntiVirus is described as 'antivirus suite developed by Symantec Corporation, with a focus on providing malware and exploit protection. It is compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS X operating systems' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Norton AntiVirus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Avast Free Antivirus. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Clam AntiVirus or Avira Antivirus. Other great apps like Norton AntiVirus are Kaspersky AntiVirus (Freemium), ESET NOD32 Antivirus (Paid), ClamTk (Free, Open Source) and ClamWin (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2020

    1. Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software. The program features intuitive, advanced and customizable scanning methods along with other modules dedicated to computer safety.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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    2. 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.
    3. Kaspersky AntiVirus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure. Premium features include: Parental Control, Online Payment Protection and Secure Connection (VPN).
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    4. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ClamTk is a graphical front-end for ClamAV, an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      [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 code.
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    5. 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 COMODO Antivirus.

      Bundleware

      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

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    6. AVG AntiVirus Free provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection for home users. Virus database updated every day. Includes innovative LinkScanner for web-protection.
    7. 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.
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