Norton Antivirus vs. Avira AntiVir Premium 2012 : Review & Coupon Code
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Norton Antivirus vs. Avira AntiVir Premium 2012 : Review & Coupon Code

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Antivirus is most important and basic software need for every computer for their security problems and to maintain their performance. Norton Antivirus and Avira AntiVir Premium 2012, both are latest version of their previous models and they both are widely used in home as well as business computers to protect them against any virus or malware or any unwanted code or script or simply program that can affect performance of computer as well the file system or it can damage whole computer.

Norton Antivirus and Avira AntiVir Premium 2012 both offer same technologies to prevent you pc and contain following protecting walls:

  • Antivirus
  • Antispyware
  • Antirootkit
  • Bot protection

Norton's Antiviruses are very well known in whole world, where Avira AntiVir's Antivirus are doing pretty well and selling their products to lots of satisfied users and so it will be very interesting to find which is better and more reliable and which is really works against viruses?

#1 - Norton Antivirus

Norton AntiVirus is published by Symantec Corporation and the latest edition is Norton AntiVirus 2011. It costs $39.99 for one year’s protection and this includes 24/7 support whenever you need it by email, live chat, phone or on online. It automatically downloads updates to the software while you continue to use your PC without interrupting you or slowing performance down. You also get a monthly report showing what the antivirus software did to keep you safe. Specific feature are listed below:

  • Provides solid real-time protection against viruses. worms, spyware and malware
  • Installs quickly and is simple and easy to use
  • Comes with free support at any time via phone, email, chat or web
  • Updates are automatic and very fast
  • Has a recovery tool if your computer is infected
  • Gives protection without sacrificing performance
  • Protects while using instant messaging or file sharing

What's new Norton Antivirus 2011?

Protects your PC against the latest viruses, spyware, and other threats

  • Norton Reputation Service instantly checks where files came from and how long they've been around to identify and stop new crimeware faster than other, less sophisticated security software.
  • Norton Protection System uses several overlapping layers of protection that work together to stop viruses, spyware and other online attacks.
  • Norton Pulse Updates provides up-to-the-minute updates that protect against the latest threats without slowing down your computer.
  • SONAR 3 Behavioral Protection monitors your PC for suspicious behavior to quickly detect new online threats.
  • Norton Bootable Recovery Tool creates an emergency CD/DVD/USB that gets you back up and running even if your PC has become so infected that it won't start up.
  • Bot detection blocks the automated programs cybercriminals use to take control of your PC, access your private information, and use your computer to send out spam and launch attacks on other PCs.
  • Worm protection safeguards your PC against fast-spreading Internet worms and prevents you from accidentally passing them on to others.
  • Rootkit detection finds and removes deeply buried crimeware that can hide other types of threats and allow cybercriminals to take control of your PC.

What i dislike?

  • Lack of Express intallation like Avira AntiVir Premium and it make peoples to spend more to configure.
  • Automatic repair sytem is not present. 

Pc Requirments 

Operating Systems Supported

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • 300 MHz for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz for Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 300 MB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if not installing via electronic download)

Browser Plug-In Support

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later (32-bit only)
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 and later (32-bit only)

Price & Package

Fast protection that does more to stop viruses and spyware for 1 year protection for 1 PC will cost you $ 39.99. 

#2 - Avira AntiVir Premium

Avira AntiVir Premium is Windows-only antivirus software sold online. Avira AntiVir Premium protects the computer against the following types of viral threats:

  • Viruses
  • Worms
  • Trojans
  • Rootkits

The Avira AntiVir Premium software is also smart enough to identify an unknown virus by its behavior patterns.

Avira AntiVir Premium protects your computer while emailing and surfing the web from such issues as:

  • AdWare and Spyware
  • Phishing
  • Drive-by (viruses accidentally downloaded from websites while surfing)

Avira AntiVir Premium is an excellent choice for people who use their computers primarily to surf the web. At $25.93 for a year subscription, it is very affordable, but a CD copy of the software does cost extra.

What new in Avira AntiVir Premium 2012?

  • System Scanner detects the latest known viruses, worms and Trojans fast.
  • AntiPhishing watches out for identity theft and other scams.
  • AntiAd/Spyware shuts out online spies and annoying pop-ups.
  • Rootkit Protection traps hidden malware that conventional antivirus can’t find.
  • ProActive halts undiscovered threats by tracking their behavior.
  • AHeAD Technology inspects unfamiliar code for suspicious signs.
  • Web Protection stops you from landing on malicious websites.
  • AntiDrive-by blocks unexpected malware downloads while you surf.
  • Mail Protection keeps infected emails at a safe distance from your inbox.
  • Netbook Support allows even low-memory ultraportables to enjoy high-speed protection.

What i dislike?

  • Smart Sheduling is not present
  • Minimum requirments to run is more and really slow down computer and decrease its performance.

Pc Requirments 

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows Vista SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
Windows XP SP2 (64-bit)

Min. 1024 MB RAM (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
Min. 512 MB RAM (Windows XP)

Min. 150 MB available disk space (additional temporary and quarantine space needed)

Price & Package

Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 for 1 Year Licensing Period of 1 Year will cost you € 19.95 or around $25.

The Bottom Line

In bottom I must suggest you, Norton Antivirus is pretty well than Avira AntiVir Premium 2012 and It uses low memory of your computer so your computer never get slow down with Norton Antivirus (only need min. 256 MB RAM), where Avira AntiVir Premium 2012 need minimum 1024 MB of RAM to run properly and it consumes your CPU processing power also.

Unlike Avira AntiVir Premium, Norton Antivirus does not include an express installation. Norton Antivirus also does not automatically repair your PC like Avira AntiVir Premium does. However, Avira AntiVir Premium does not include the “smart schedule” ability that Norton Antivirus has. This is the ability for the software to know when the PC is being used, and postpone the scan until the PC is free.

Norton Antivirus is much better than Avira AntiVir Premium 2012 even it cost you more but it really works better and can protect your pc much better than other antivirus.

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