Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by malexous, Feb 16, 2012.
Sounds expensive but gradually more security vendors are moving in this direction now
McAfee has already implemented it. Everyone will follow soon
From the above linked page;
'One year of Norton One will be available to purchase online for US $149.99 to cover up to five devices.'
It's a steep price but at $30 per device, it's not ridiculously overpriced imo.
'Virus Protection Assurance: Exclusive Norton One Support Advisors will remove any malware on customers’ devices at no additional charge, as long as their Norton One account is active.'
How will Symantec do that without an 'MBAM for Android/MAC' available?
Agreed, but there will likely also be heavily discounted (sometimes free after rebate) offers from time to time, as that has been their marketing model for a few years now.
Ah yes, the Symantec Support and MBAM story. That didn't play very well
Sounds like bloat
Sounds good but kinda expensive
Symantec support doesn't use MBAM anymore. Kinda pointless when they have a Norton Power ERASER and their own other custom tools.
Well, they stopped using it because turning to a different vendor's product to do what your own product should do looks really bad. I'm happy to have Norton Power Eraser too, but I don't know how its' detection and removal compare with MBAM.
I use the two a lot. Or I should say I used to use both a lot. It turns out that the philosophy of the products are different and that is what causes users to think that MBAM is more effective. NPE is much better on threats that are running, or configured to run i.e. they are in what the industry refers to as a "load-point" e.g. being in the Run key. Removing these is what really counts. MBAM will try to flag everything, including text files just sitting in a folder, but it misses more of the important stuff. Thats why when I run MBAM after NPE, it finds "missed" threats.
I'd rather get the stuff that really matters instead of the fluff.
Can you link to any comprehensive tests that include both NPE and MBAM? I've also used them both in the field, but the number of systems is too small for me to draw any conclusions.
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