Norton and ESET have a semblance of installation process and user-friendly interfaces for all platforms. Both applications offer a straightforward and transparent sign-up procedure and installation. You can also choose to add features at checkout. Both Norton and ESET will break down the cost of a whole-year subscription so you can see exactly what you are paying for.
Both programs received top marks in tests by AV Comparatives and provide similar features to guard your device from malware. Both programs come with a password manager. However ESET’s version of the program is more advanced as it can determine when your passwords were used on other sites and alert you to any suspicious activities. The program also has an anti-phishing feature, and it will warn you of links on social media that are soliciting information from you or may contain ransomware.
One feature I really like is the ability of other antivirus programs to secure files using the industry-standard AES256-bit encryption. This isn’t something they offer in their most affordable plans. The program also comes with security assessments, which can help identify your weaknesses and help enhance your security posture.
The most recent version of ESET’s antivirus software includes a brand-new tool called “Secure Data,” which is an anti-ransomware tool that can identify modifications to your files that aren’t authorized and stop them. The company also recently launched an Identity Alert System that will notify you if your credit card information or other data is unusual. This could be a sign of identity theft.