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Kudos0

Which Norton to get?

Mornin' Guys,

I have two desktop computers, an HP and a Dell.  The HP is 5 years old and on a Comcast account and the Dell is 2 years old and on AT&T.  (These computers are in separate locations).  Both have been upgraded to Windows 10.  Both computers are typical Home Use (i.e. e-mails, internet surfing, etc).  Their current Norton 360 programs will expire in a couple of weeks and I’m considering getting the Norton Security Deluxe.  Is this a good protection program and is it compatible with Windows 10?   Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Harvey

Labels: Windows 10

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Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

I take it you are not using the security suites offered by your ISPs, or they would not be expiring.

As you are currently using 360, it depends on whether you use the backup features of 360. If you do, you well need to get the Norton Security Premium version. If you do not use the backup, the Deluxe will work for you.

As long as you have updated your 360 to the 22.8.0.50 version, there is no problem with Win 10. The same goes for the newer Norton Security products.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

Norton Security Deluxe will be a good choice if you have only two devices. There is no point to get Norton Security Premium (for 10 devices) unless you're using Backup future. And Norton works perfect with Windows 10.

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

Norton Security Suite by Comcast can be installed for up to 7 computers. I took full advantage of this. It does not matter what computers you install it on. If you are a Comcast customer you get a 7 user license. 

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

PatsSoxBruins:

Norton Security Suite by Comcast can be installed for up to 7 computers. I took full advantage of this. It does not matter what computers you install it on. If you are a Comcast customer you get a 7 user license. 

Except the OP has the two computers in different locations, with 2 different ISPs. They would have to use the security suites from each ISP.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

No not at all. My son is at college. His laptop has Norton Security Suite by Comcast through me. NSS does not need to be installed on computers that only use the Comcast network. As long as you are a Comcast customer you get a 7 user license. It also covers Macs. It is part of your subscription. I have even asked Comcast this. Once you cancel your Comcast subscription then that means you can no longer use NSS. When the license is activated it just checks that the license is attached to a valid Comcast account. It does not check if that pc is connected to a Comcast network. I do understand what you are saying though. Just like if you bough a 3 user license for Norton Security and only needed 1. You can give the others away. 

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

Thanks, guys, for the replies!

If I get NSS multiple-user for my HP through Comcast, will my Dell (on ATT) receive updates even though it'll never be connected to Comcast?

Harvey

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

The updates do not come from Comcast. They come from Norton. Norton Security Suite is the same exact thing is Norton Security. What if you took your laptop to a public wifi? Do you think you cannot use NSS? Well of you can. As long as you are a paying Comcast customer you get a 7 user license to Norton Security Suite (aka Norton Security). 

There is no difference at all between NSS and NS. Except NSS says 'by Comcast". 

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

AT&T/ Frontier offer McAfee to customers. 

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

But if I go with Norton from Comcast for one computer and McAfee from AT&T/Frontier for the other one, I would have to learn how to use a second system (McAfee, I've always used Norton in the past) and I wouldn't get a quantity discount.

Do you see my dilemma?

Decisions, decisions...

Thanks for your help so far!

Harvey 

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

No has to really "learn' how to use an antivirus. 99% of them all install and forget. if you have to babysit your antivirus then it is obviously not a good one. Every single piece of software comes with a users manual. Online and locally. It's not a dilemma. Install NSS one pc and McAfee on the others. It is also up to the users of the pc to lean the ins and outs. 99% of the time you are never even opening up your antivirus. It does everything on it's own. Most people do not know that their ISP gives out a free antivirus to all customers. On a side note you can get a valid Norton Security license from Amazon or Newegg very cheap. Just get the download version but download from Norton.com. Insert the license key your purchased online. it is that easy. Year ago I bought Kaspersky for a mere $5 on black Friday from Newegg. All I was buying was a license key. 

https://www.amazon.com/Norton-Security-Deluxe-Device-Mac/dp/B015724OVG/r...

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

@Harvey H:

If I were you, I would take a look at System requirements for Norton Security first, and compare these 3 Norton products later.

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Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

If you only have 2 computers there really is no problem.  If you are a comcast customer, you are going to get X amount of licenses, that can be used on any computer no matter what ISP you are with.  Think of it this way, you have a laptop and you install Norton from Comcast, and you travel somewhere, you pick the place, it's just not your home network, maybe you are overseas.  Your Norton still works over there.  It is as if they are giving you free Norton subscriptions, which they are, so you can give one to anyone, you could give one to your neighbor if you wanted to.  I don't know what there legal fine print says, but those keys made to be used.  I didn't like the Norton from Comcast, as I didn't feel I could change setting I wanted to.  If that is not a problem, I would say go with Norton, as it is going to be free, and you can use it at home, and give one to your son.  So if you like Norton that you get from Comcast you got what you need.  Just send your son the download link from comcast, and  he can download it and put the key in and he is good to go.  

If you want to buy Norton, you can choose which ever product you want, or you can go with Mcafee, or you can do a Norton computer and a Mcafee computer, it doesn't really matter, except which product you prefer and feel does a better job.

Hope that helps.

Kudos0

Re: Which Norton to get?

Comcast Security Suite powered by Norton is the EXACTLY the same thing as Norton Security Deluxe. Same options and same protection. 

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