According to PC Magazine, the 2014 version of Norton Internet Security is better than McAfee Internet Security 2014. PC Magazine gave Norton four-and-a-half stars, compared to just four for McAfee.
PC Magazine gave Norton its Editors' Choice award. Norton was praised for having all the essential features such as antivirus, firewall, anti-spam, parental control and phishing protection. McAfee received a positive review as well. The magazine said it did well in testing. McAfee solved installation problems and blocked malware. It also had a smart firewall and an accurate spam filter. However, it was criticized for being only average when cleaning up malware.