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Kudos0

Malware

Does Norton Security protect from malware?  if so is it as good as MalwareBytes?

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Kudos0

Re: Malware

Norton Security is a full blown security suite. It protects against malware, viruses, spyware and adware. All of today's antiviruses protect users against these. MalwareBytes Free is good to use as an on demand scanner/ second opinion scanner. 

https://us.norton.com/norton-security-for-one-device

Defends against viruses, spyware, malware and other online threats

Kudos0

Re: Malware

@Profkay:

Q: Does Norton Security protect from malware? 

A: Yes, it (Symantec) does and has been doing so for many years.

Yet:

MBAM is a good security program but it is not an AntiVirus.

The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti-Malware (and Which to Use)

with the dramatic shift in the threat landscape over the last few years, it is no longer reasonable to think that antivirus-based technologies alone are sufficient. 

As to the term Malware, you may take a closer look at the below content:

See self intro@ blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2015/12/how-does-anti-malware-work/

Other voices on the web:

All in all, It's def. worth trying.

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Malware

A little over the top 20750065 don't ya think? Lol. The link I provided to Norton's main page says it all right there. It is in each product description. 

Kudos0

Re: Malware

Malwarebytes is amazing.  In the past if Norton could not remove something MB was recommended.  I highly recommend both programs.  You can get the free one and do scans when you want, and it will find stuff Norton doesn't.  I have purchased a copy of MB because it works and I want to support the company.  I find that Malwarebytes will at times find things Norton misses while I am surfing the net. or the other way around.  I think using the 2 is almost like fort knocks.  I would still say be very careful of any form of randsomeware, I think all the companies are trying to find ways to protect you against that, but I am not sure there is any one company that is really good at it at this point.  So to answer your question free or paid malwarebytes with norton is a great thing!

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