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Bitdefender Vs. Norton Security Suite


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#1 skuddle

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:05 PM

I am running Windows 10 and Firefox 63.0.1. My Norton Security Suite will expire in a couple of weeks and I was thinking about replacing it with Bitdefender. Norton does not appear to be rated very high in comparison with other similar software, while Bitdefender ranks right up at the top in the reviews that I've read.

Does Firefox work well with Bitdefender or are there problems with it?



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:42 PM

I would uninstall Norton before it expires (to avoid any issues that sometimes occur after expiration) and just use Windows 10 Defender (Windows Defender Antivirus) which is Microsoft's free built-in (integrated) anti-virus and anti-malware solution. It provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) provides on older operation systems plus enhanced protection against rootkits and bootkits and protection against potentially unwanted programs if that feature is enabled. Microsoft has incorporated a number of significant improvements which make it competitive with other major anti-virus vendors including many paid for products.

Windows Defender Exploit Guard has four components of new intrusion prevention capabilities designed to lock down a system against various attack vectors and block behaviors commonly used in ransomware attacks before any damage can be done. "Controlled Folder Access" Anti-Ransomware is a feature that allows you to protect files in certain folders to that they cannot be modified by unknown applications. This protects the files within these folders from being encrypted by a ransomware infection. In Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft also added a dedicated Ransomware Protection section in the Windows Defender Security Center under the "Virus & threat protection" settings.

For more specific information about Windows Defender, see my comments in Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:45 AM

I am running Windows 10 and Firefox 63.0.1. My Norton Security Suite will expire in a couple of weeks and I was thinking about replacing it with Bitdefender. Norton does not appear to be rated very high in comparison with other similar software, while Bitdefender ranks right up at the top in the reviews that I've read.

Does Firefox work well with Bitdefender or are there problems with it?

 

 

I know that you did not ask about the built in Windows Defender, but that is what I would recommend over Norton and Bitdefender. Windows Defender is just as good and requires less resources.


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