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The Facts You Need to Buy the Right Program
Norton Security vs. McAfee vs. Kaspersky vs. Trend Micro

If you're considering a purchase of the latest Symantec software, odds are that you're interested in knowing how the most popular programs measure up. As Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup recently replaced Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, and Norton AntiVirus, the consolidation to two new programs made it somewhat easier to decide which one to go for. Here is our useful comparison on Norton Security vs. Norton Security with Backup. They provide multiple features to keep your computer protected from various security threats. As more people become conscientious about their online safety, Norton Security alone may not be enough so it becomes time to compare Norton Security vs. Norton Security with Backup. Norton Security with Backup is definitely All-in-One security package offering full protection from all security aspects. Yet, you may find Norton Security just fine and have it fulfilling all of your security needs.


While comparing products made by the same vendor certainly helps in making a purchase decision, comparing products to the same of a kind made by other vendors is inevitable, right? That is why we have created a comparison table that looks into Norton Security products vs. McAfee® All Access vs. Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device vs. Trend Micro™ Premium Security. We have selected the most similar products so none of them loses because it does not belong to the crowd. A kind of an exception may be Norton Security as it has less features than its sister product Norton Security with Backup, but we felt obligated to have it here as this website is about Norton Security products.

We tried not to select too many features to get you lost around here, but only those that we thought would be helpful in making the right choice.


  Norton Security Norton Security with Backup McAfee® All Access Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi-Device Trend Micro™ Premium Security
Full Price
(standard 1-year license)
$79.99 $89.99 $99.99 $89.95 $99.95
A number of protected devices
(any OS combination)
5 10 Unlimited* 5 5
Operating Systems supported Windows, Mac®, Android, iOS Windows, Mac®, Android, iOS Windows, Mac®, Android, iOS Windows, Mac®, Android, iOS Windows, Mac®, Android, iOS
Viruses removed from your PC or Mac® or your money back - 100% guarantee1 Yes Yes No No No
Backup and restore n/a PC n/a n/a n/a
Secured online storage space n/a 25 GB n/a n/a 25 GB
Add more secure, online PC storage when you need more space2 n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a
Money back guarantee3 60 days 60 days 30 days 30 days 30 days


  • Price – Norton Security seems to be at the lower end of the price scale, followed by Kaspersky, and then by McAfee and Trend Micro that tied in pricing (well, Trend Micro is actually cheaper for 4 cents).
  • Number of devices covered – when comparing Norton Security vs. McAfee we should mentioned first that the "unlimited" devices covered by McAfee are still subject to limitation as per small print at the bottom of this page (asterisk). At the same time, we doubt McAfee would make any sort of check on a user that uses the software for 10 or more devices. Norton Security vs. Kaspersky and Trend Micro shows that the first one in its "with Backup" version offers coverage for a double number of devices.
  • Operating Systems supported – we could easily omit this part, but decided to leave it just to ensure a reader is aware of OSs in game here. We should add here that Trend Micro has Kindle Fire OS on the list as well. iOS support varies from iOS 5 to iOS 7, depending on a vendor.
  • Virus removal – 100% Guarantee – this is a heavy statement which is in line with Norton's "Boldly Go" slogan as Symantec obviously wants you to trust their solution, and therefore offers money back if the protection fails.
  • Backup and Restore – Norton Security with Backup overshadows all other comparison participants as it's the only one providing PC backup and restore with secured online storage. Trend Micro provides secured online storage for your data files, but it does not do backup and restore.
  • Money back guarantee – here Norton wins with its 60 days money back window as all other vendors offer 30-day money back guarantee.


When you finish reading, you'll have the information you need to compare Norton Security products with confidence and understand whether Norton or a product by one of the other vendor might be the right choice for you. When looking to buy Norton, compare products first to make sure you get the right product for your needs. If you want backup and restore protection which is more than the features Norton Security, McAfee, Kaspersky, and Trend Micro provide, then Norton Security with Backup is the next to look at.


Compare Norton Security to Norton Security with Backup


*McAfee® All Access (unlimited devices) - Subject to limitations on reasonable use and purpose of the product. Certain product limitations may apply; see system requirements for supported platforms.
1Restrictions apply. Availability varies by country. Must be enrolled in automatic renewal service online. See for details.
2Additional prorated fee may apply.
3Restrictions apply and depend on the software supplier.


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