The Differences Between Norton Antivirus & Norton Internet Security

The Differences Between Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security

 

Norton Antivirus

Norton Antivirus is a stand-alone application. NAV achieves this by having a real-time scanner running that scans files when they are written to the hard drive.  The sole purpose of NAV is to keep your computer and data safe from infection and attacks by malicious software programs like viruses, malware, trojan horse programs, keyloggers, worms, bots and other such nasties. NAV protects the user’s computer from attacks made by malicious or compromised websites. It will also scan things like floppy disks or USB flash drives upon insertion and access.

Features in Norton Antivirus

  • Stop online dangers without sacrificing performance.
  • Scans only potentially risky files for fewer, shorter scans.
  • Won’t swallow up your PC’s memory and other resources.
  • Provides up-the-minute updates that protect against the latest threats without slowing down your PC.
  • Email, chat and surf the Web without worrying about cybercriminals ripping you off.
  • Stop viruses, spyware, and other threats before they can do damage.
  • Scans email and Instant Messages for suspicious links, attachments, and other scams.
  • Prevents crimeware from being secretly loaded on to your PC.
  • Watch movies and play games without interruptions.
  • Get help fast with free 24×7 phone support for the full term of your subscription or supported license. †
  • Get help fast with free 24×7 email or chat support for the full term of your subscription or supported license. †
  • Fix even severely infected PCs with Norton Rescue Tools.

Norton Internet Security

Norton Internet Security has Norton Antivrus integrated into it, so it has all of the features of NAV and some other extra also. NIS adds various features that NAV and some extra also , such as incoming and outgoing email scanning, a two-way software firewall  and blocking of spam and fraudulent email messages in Email Clients like Outlook.  It also adds  guards against keyloggers by using an automatic form filler to populate registration forms online, parental controls, authenticates various online banks and shopping sites, and helps to secure your home network and wireless Internet connections.

Features in Norton Internet Security

  • Stop online dangers without sacrificing performance.
  • Scans only potentially risky files for fewer, shorter scans.
  • Won’t swallow up your PC’s memory and other resources.
  • Provides up-the-minute updates that protect against the latest threats without slowing down your PC.
  • Email, chat and surf the Web without worrying about cybercriminals ripping you off.
  • Stop viruses, spyware, and other threats before they can do damage.
  • Scans email and Instant Messages for suspicious links, attachments, and other scams.
  • Prevents crimeware from being secretly loaded on to your PC.
  • Blocks annoying and potentially dangerous spam.
  • Watch movies and play games without interruptions.
  • Track where your kids go and what they do online so you can keep them safe from online dangers and teach them good internet habits.
  • Track what websites your kids visit and block access to inappropriate sites.
  • Keep an eye on your kids’ social network activities and who they’re chatting with online.
  • Manage your kids’ computer time.
  • Browse, shop, and bank online with protection against cybercriminals who can steal your identity or hard-earned money.
  • Warns you of unsafe and “scam” websites right in your search results and automatically blocks them.
  • Blocks unsafe and malicious websites, including phishing sites that could steal your identity.
  • Remembers, secures, and automatically enters your user names and passwords to speed up log-ins and prevent eavesdropping cybercriminals from stealing your information.
  • Stops cybercriminals from hacking into your PC and stealing your personal information.
  • Prevents cybercriminals from spying or swiping your information when you use wireless networks.
  • Get help fast with free 24×7 phone support for the full term of your subscription or supported license. †
  • Get help fast with free 24×7 email or chat support for the full term of your subscription or supported license. †
  • Fix even severely infected PCs with Norton Rescue Tools.

Conclusion

Choose Norton Antivirus if you are already security savvy, have a hardware firewall, or only need protection from viruses. NAV by itself is cheaper than Norton Internet Security, and will consume less disk space. However, if you do not have a hardware firewall, do not know a lot about computer security, or have kids and would like to be able to set limits on the kinds of sites they visit, then NIS would more suitable.

Kuttus

Kuttus is an IT professional and a part time blogger. He has started the 123seminarsonly to write his findings gained in daily work life. Kuttus writes articles which are mostly related to technology and Virus Removal. He has been interested in virus and Malware removal. He is working as a remote virus removal technician from the last 7 year.

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1 comment to The Differences Between Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security

  • Rajesh Bhagel

    It a very good post for all with the valuable, basic information and advice about Norton Antivirus. As Norton Antiviurs plays the key role to protect one’s computer, it needs to follow proper steps to install it properly. So, every user needs to take the instant Norton support in the USA to run and keep safe their computers as well.