Compare McAfee vs. Norton Anti-Virus Software

What’s the difference between McAfee Anti-Virus Software and Norton Anti-Virus Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: May 17, 2018
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McAfee Anti-Virus Software
9.5 / 10 - Excellent
#3 in Anti-Virus Software
Norton Anti-Virus Software
9.7 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Anti-Virus Software
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Key Facts

  • 30 day Money Back Guarantee
  • Two way firewall
  • McAfee Shredder
  • McAfee Quick Clean
  • Vulnerability Scanner
  • Network Intrusion Security
  • Social network protection
  • 100% Guarantee: Your money back if they fail to remove a virus!
  • Protects your PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet
  • Defends against viruses, spyware and malware
  • Stops online threats before they can do damage
  • Grows with you and your devices to fit your changing needs
  • Block spam, unsafe websites, and unwanted calls/texts
  • 24/7 free support

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

9.5 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Features
10/10
Price
10/10
Performance Test
8/10
System Compatibility
9/10
Help and Support
9.7 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Features
10/10
Price
10/10
Performance Test
9/10
System Compatibility
9/10
Help and Support

Customer Reviews

 (3)
3.4 / 10 - Poor
0%
5 stars
33%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
33%
1 stars

Final Verdict

Norton Anti-Virus Software has a higher overall rating than McAfee Anti-Virus Software. Norton scores better than McAfee across: System Compatibility, and Help and Support. Both companies score similarly on Features, Price, and Performance Test.


Customer Comments & Reviews

J
Julus
Yorktown, Virginia
1/29/2018
Norton Anti-Virus Software review
When Norton was Norton and not part of Symantec you couldn't get a better product. Now it's taken what ,20yrs to get back to that


James V
East Rutherford, New Jersey
10/12/2016
Norton Anti-Virus Software review
I've had Norton for all my security systems at work and at home. They always do a good job at protecting my computer and it's at a reasonable price. Never had any problems with them. Would continue to use them in the future.