Bottom line: Which one is better?
In this review we prefer Norton over PCMatic because it has a wider range of features, it is affordable and is a straight forward antivirus that you can simply install and use. It is an antivirus that will give you a comprehensive suite for your online security needs. It is also a good tool in dealing with malware and other threats your PC might encounter.
Security is the main reason we buy and antivirus, on the other hand, the right antivirus is another reason and in the review, we compare PCMatic Vs Norton. Norton is preferred because it offers a lot of security to your device at a reasonable cost. Norton is capable of protecting your device against viruses, phishing threats and malware. Its score on AV-Comparatives’ total protection scale was 99.3%. It is an antivirus that provides a two-way firewall that is responsible for defending all incoming threats and is a good anti-ransomware. In addition, Norton provides spam filtering, a password manager as well as live updates capable of tracking new and unwanted attacks.
PCMatic on the other hand is an antivirus that goes deeper to boost your system performance because of its optimization tools. The other side of PCMatic is that it has a tendency of blocking legit apps and programs which is not a good thing to any user. However, PCMatic is perfect in detection rating as it scored 100% in the test carried out. PCMatic is also capable of blocking all malware threats that it might encounter. Below is a breakdown security summary of PCMatic and Norton;
Real-time antivirus; PCMatic and Norton have this feature
Manual virus scanning; PCMatic and Norton have manual virus scanning.
USB virus scan; Norton alone has USB virus scan.
Registry start-up scan; PCMatic and Norton have registry start-up scan.
Auto virus scanning; both PCMatic and Norton have auto virus scanning.
Scheduled scan; PCMatic and Norton have scheduled scan.
Email protection; Norton has email protection
Personal firewall; Norton has personal firewall.
Adware prevention; PCMatic has Adware prevention
PCMatic is an affordable protection antivirus that can withstand five devices and as earlier pointed; it is a set of optimization tools that boosts your system’s performance more significantly. In addition, PCMatic can be used on android fully which means you are not just limited to PC use. Its system load is more than you desire and you can tweak in between scans. In addition, it comes with a 30-day money-back-guarantee.
Norton on the other hand although it lacks some features like file encryption and secure web-browser, it has quite a number of options that cover up this issue on PC and mobile (android and IOS). Norton doesn’t have a free package and their packages aren’t fair but this is catered through a reasonable offer. The following is a summary of the two antiviruses in terms of features;
Anti-spyware; both PCMatic and Norton have anti-spyware.
Anti-worm; PCMatic and Norton have anti-worm.
Anti-Trojan; PCMatic and Norton have Anti-Trojan.
Anti-Rootkit; PCMatic and Norton have Anti-Rootkit.
Anti-Phishing; PCMatic and Norton have anti-phishing.
Anti-spam; Norton has anti-spam.
Ease of use; PCMatic has 4/5 Norton has 5/5.
Parental control; Norton has parental control.
Smartphone optimizer; PCMatic has this feature.
VPN service; Norton has VPN service.
Device tune-up; the two antiviruses have device tune-up.
Live help; Norton has this feature.
Phone support; Norton has phone support.
Email support; PCMatic and Norton have email support.
Ticket support; PCMatic has ticket support.
Compatible with Windows; PCMatic and Norton are compatible with windows.
Compatible with android; PCMatic and Norton are compatible with android
Compatible with IOS; Norton is compatible with IOS.
Compatible with Mac; Norton is compatible with Mac.
Starting price; PCMatic has $50 whereas Norton has $39.99
Discount available; Bullguard has 20% whereas Norton has 43%
Money back guarantee; Norton has 60 days.
Norton is a better antivirus in this review because it has additional features than PCMatic.