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Topic # 179245 1-Sep-2015 19:25
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I am interested in opinions on which would be a better option for a home user, Business or Home antivirus software?
For example Norton anti virus 360 versus Symantec Endpoint small business edition.








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  Reply # 1377879 1-Sep-2015 19:36
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Mainly comes down to the support, there shouldnt really be any difference in virus detection etc - home version might just get more "advertising", especially if free.

I used AVG Free for many SOHO users when I was a mobile tech, never had any issues.





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  Reply # 1377891 1-Sep-2015 20:34
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360 has 5 device license, supports osx, android, iOS.

https://nz.norton.com/norton-360-multi-device

Don't know about EPP


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1377926 1-Sep-2015 21:24
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I wouldn't touch norton/Symantec.
Home or business we only recommend Eset.
You can get a 5 device license for home use for $120.




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  Reply # 1377954 1-Sep-2015 22:28
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Local support for eset how rare is that!

eset nz website: Free Local Support Enjoy your free, industry-leading customer support. We are ESET professionals, based in Auckland for over 12 years

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  Reply # 1377985 1-Sep-2015 23:39
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dukester: I am interested in opinions on which would be a better option for a home user, Business or Home antivirus software?
For example Norton anti virus 360 versus Symantec Endpoint small business edition.


To be a bit more specific, the main different between a business products and the home product is the background management and licensing.

If you're a home user you generally want the home product as it is cheaper and generally just as effective.



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  Reply # 1378197 2-Sep-2015 12:36
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Avast has recently made their business antivirus package free.

Just uninstall the nagware and it runs great!  I've got it on 10 workstations here and can control them all from an Avast web portal.
I haven't had any issues.  When our router's DNS settings were compromised, the only devices getting pop-ups were unprotected smartphones (like mine!)





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  Reply # 1378200 2-Sep-2015 12:47
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Avast works fine. eset works fine.




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  Reply # 1378279 2-Sep-2015 14:20
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CYaBro: I wouldn't touch norton/Symantec.
Home or business we only recommend Eset.
You can get a 5 device license for home use for $120.


I use Norton 360 on three laptops and two Android devices. Also have Norton Family for parental control on some of these devices.

They both work just fine.

ESET is also a good option.




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  Reply # 1378292 2-Sep-2015 14:34
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The underlying engines/dats are usually similar - the home versions tend to be a lot more in your face and intrusive UI wise.



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  Reply # 1378410 2-Sep-2015 17:09
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freitasm:
CYaBro: I wouldn't touch norton/Symantec.
Home or business we only recommend Eset.
You can get a 5 device license for home use for $120.


I use Norton 360 on three laptops and two Android devices. Also have Norton Family for parental control on some of these devices.

They both work just fine.

ESET is also a good option.


Unfortunately that's not what we see in our workshop. Norton's is one of the worst for letting infections through.





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  Reply # 1378415 2-Sep-2015 17:15
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The main benefits of "business/enterprise" versions are centralised management, not needed on a home setup.

Eset comes highly recommended.  However I have used the (free) Microsoft Security Essentials for years and never had a problem.  It keeps out of your face and updates automatically.

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  Reply # 1378449 2-Sep-2015 17:43
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i use common sense and run no AV

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  Reply # 1378459 2-Sep-2015 18:02
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Does that mean you block Flash by default? ; )

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  Reply # 1378461 2-Sep-2015 18:05
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gzt: Does that mean you block Flash by default? ; )


yes indeed

plus use EMET and run as a user not an admin

I don't open dodgy attachments or install weird software

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