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Should you use McAfee or Norton to protect your computer?

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According to PCMag, Norton Internet Security (2014) is slightly better than McAfee Internet Security (2014). PCMag awarded Norton an overall score of 4.5 out of 5, while McAfee received a 4 out of 5. The main difference is that Norton was given better scores for both firewall and privacy.

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Should you use McAfee or Norton to protect your computer?
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There are many different varieties of antivirus software available, and most offer a free limited version of the software or a free trial. Antivirus software is very important for protecting your computer against viruses, malicious software, worms, keyloggers, adware and spyware. The main downside to antivirus software is unexpected renewal costs.

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    Customers can install Norton Security from the Norton website through their personal website accounts. Those already possessing Norton accounts simply need to log in to carry out the setup process, whereas new users can create an account. After logging in, customers arrive at a setup page to start installation.

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    What is McAfee?

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    McAfee makes a host of computer security and online protection software for both consumers and businesses. These products typically include virus scanners, firewall protection and online threat detection in one comprehensive package to protect users. In 2014, Intel announced they were changing the McAfee branding to Intel Security.

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