Norton Antivirus 2011 Vs ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5: Review & Coupon Code
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Norton Antivirus 2011 Vs ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5: Review & Coupon Code

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Antivirus is most needed software to run your PC or Computer properly and keep your files and useful information safe and secure. Antivirus detects and then provides you several options like, delete, block and much more. Every Antivirus contains huge database of virus, so it can easy find which files or program is virus or not. Norton and ESET are two well-known brands in market for their Antivirus and Security solutions software’s and utilities.

Norton is one of the most demanded and reputed for their products and working for long time, while ESET is newer as compared to Norton but still their products are widely used and promoted as good software’s. Latest version of Norton's Antivirus is Norton Antivirus 2011 and ESET has introduced ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.

#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 crime ware 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 you’re 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 crime ware that can hide other types of threats and allow cybercriminals to take control of your PC.

What i dislike?

  • Lack of Express installation like Avira AntiVir Premium or ESET Antivirus and it make peoples to spend more to configure.
  • Automatic repair system is not present. 

Pc Requirements 

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 - ESET

ESET offers antivirus and security software for personal and small business use. ESET has two software packages, ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and ESET Smart Security 5, both are latest versions of their series.

What i like?

  • ESET offers proactive threat detection, it doesn't just wait for a file to harm your computer then handle the problem.
  • ESET fast file scanning reduces lag on your computer while the scan is running.
  • ESET offers security for removable media such as DVDs and thumb drives.
  • ESET is currently running a 20% off sale for new year’s.
  • ESET offers a 30-day free trial on all software.

What i dislike?

  • AV-Test scores for ESET's ability to perform repairs in a Windows 7 environment are not stellar.
  • On idle ESET has Higher usage of RAM memory which make your pc little slow or it affect your pc performance.

What’s new in ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5?

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 detects and eliminates both known and unknown viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, rootkits, and other Internet threats, so you can feel safe on the Internet.

Antivirus (ThreatSense® technology) eliminates Windows, Mac and Linux viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits and other malware.

Antispyware protects your online privacy and identity.

Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) blocks unauthorized changes to programs.

Cloud-Enhanced Whitelisting (Cloud-Powered Reputation) enables faster, more accurate malware detection.

Removable Media Control prevents malware infection from USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs; enables blocking by device ID.

Antirootkit detects and removes malware that hides from the operating system.

Gamer Mode suspends pop-up notifications, scanning and scheduled tasks while playing.

Internet Security Training teaches you tips and techniques to make your online experience even safer.

System Requirements

  • Processors supported: Intel or AMD x86-x64
  • Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Disk Space (download): 50 MB

Price & Package

Adds an extra layer of detection to OS X Internet security features and delivers proactive and comprehensive detection that stops known threats from harming your computer and prevents new attacks for mac starts for 1 computer, 2 year cost you around $32.

The Bottom Line

In bottom i suggest you to go for Norton Antivirus 2011 not for ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 because they provide full value for money and tough security to your pc and also to your whole family up to 3 Pc’s with one year linens only for $39.99. Where there is no price factor in both antiviruses, there is big difference in prices. Norton is most popular antivirus in whole computer market and widely used in both home as well as in business areas.

Norton Antivirus does not currently support Windows 2000 whatsoever, so users of that operating system must make another choice. ESET NOD32 Antivirus however has no current plans to downgrade its Windows 2000 support, making it an obvious choice for Windows 2000 users.

Still Norton Antivirus 2011 is far better than ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 and can protect your digital world completely.

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Comments (2)

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