Norton is a veteran in the antivirus industry, and its exploit protection (PEP) keeps you safe from malware and zero-day attacks. The company even offers a 100% protection guarantee and the added benefit of a free two-way firewall. However, the Norton security system does come with a fairly high price tag compared to other titles on the market.
On the other hand, Windows-only antivirus solution Adaware offers an extremely good value for money, costing about half the price of Norton. The customizable scans and real-time protection earned the security company top scores from various testing labs. There are notably fewer features in Adaware—although both come with parental controls and spam blocks—but Norton provides automatic backups, updates, and crowdsourced insights into potential threats.