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Difference Between Norton and Malwarebytes

Regardless of whether you’re talking about protecting data, communications, or any other security-related stuff, security is inherently a race between attackers and defenders. When it comes to security, everything is at stake. Think about the ever-changing nature of security and insert it into the technological revolution, you can clearly see why cyber security is such a broad topic and it’s changing at such a pace that it is actually hard to get your hands around it. This digital age is a game of cat and mouse between hackers and security professionals and the internet is at the core of the scene. Now, every computer connected to the Internet can communicate with every other computer on the Internet, which is only making things worse.

With the proliferation of the Internet, our systems are now exposed to a much larger community of other computers which give hackers a way to spread their malicious programs from one computer to another. However, as cyber security threats started rising, security professionals started developing specialized software programs to quickly identify these malicious programs. This process is spreading on a mass scale. You may recognize this process as antivirus software program. To counter the cyber threats such as viruses, worms, malware, spyware, and Trojans, we have security programs in place to stop the malicious programs causing any trouble. That being said, Norton and Malwarebytes are the two big names in the cyber security industry which provide antivirus products and solutions to protect computer infrastructures.

 

What is Norton?

Norton is a well-regarded software suite of antivirus products and applications that tune up personal computers and protect them from cyber threats. Norton protects the ever-changing digital landscape through cutting-edge protection technologies. It provides award-winning antivirus and security software for personal computers. Norton and its security products and utilities are the registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation – a global cyber security company headquartered in Mountain View, California. Norton is so popular in the cyber security realm that Symantec products and technologies are marketed under the name of Norton with the tagline from Symantec. Norton Antivirus is one of the most popular suites of antivirus program developed by Symantec. The company is now valued at over $11 billion and ranks among the world’s top antivirus vendors.

 

What is Malwarebytes?

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Malwarebytes Corporation is a well-recognized Internet security company which provides comprehensive security solutions for home computers and businesses. Malwarebytes is a sizable software suite of antivirus programs available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. It uses top-notch technology to combat malware that hasn’t been seen before and protect you from every angle regardless of whether you’re on Windows or Mac. Malwarebytes identify and block over 4 million security threats every day. Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, co-founded the company with his business partner Bruce Harrison in January 2008. He was one of the youngest Silicon Valley’s veteran startup entrepreneurs to achieve such fame and now he leads a fierce team of crime fighters on a mission to keep the world safe from malware.

 

Difference between Norton and Malwarebytes

  1. General

– Norton and its security products and utilities are the registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation – a global cyber security company headquartered in Mountain View, California. Norton is a well-regarded software suite of antivirus products and applications that tune up personal computers and protect them from cyber threats. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Malwarebytes Corporation is a well-recognized Internet security company which provides comprehensive security solutions for home computers and businesses. Malwarebytes is a sizable software suite of antivirus programs available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

  1. Pricing of Norton vs. Malwarebytes

 – Both Norton and Malwarebytes offer freemium models, granting users with a limited set of features absolutely free of cost for a limited period of time. Malwarebytes offers a 14-day trial period for windows after which it reverts back to the free version, whereas Norton offers a 30-day free trial period. The Norton Security Standard costs $39.99 for the first year for a single device license, whereas Malwarebytes Personal costs just the same. Malwarebytes offers four SMB and enterprise plans to choose from, starting as low as $57.99. Norton Security Deluxe costs $49.99 for the first year and provides support for up to a maximum of 5 devices.

  1. System Impact of Norton and Malwarebytes

 – Norton antivirus products and software utilities are fairly light on the system, while being equally memory efficient. They do not consume that much system resources putting less impact on the system performance without causing any system lags during active scans. Malwarebytes antivirus programs, on the other hand, are designed to combat heavier threats such as malware, which affect the overall functionality of the system, causing the system to slow down. The premium programs run well with minimal system impact though. For example, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro is well-regarded for its low system impact on computers.

Norton vs. Malwarebytes: Comparison Chart

 

Summary of Norton verses Malwarebytes

While both Norton and Malwarebytes offer comprehensive security solutions for home and businesses alike, Malwarebytes is the preferred choice in SMB and enterprise security, providing top-notch technology to combat malware that hasn’t been seen before. Norton has some great, award-winning antivirus and security software products under its portfolio and its Norton Security and Antivirus is one of the most regarded mobile security apps which protect your Android devices from all kinds of security threats. Norton antivirus products and applications are developed under the ownership of Symantec Corporation.

 

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