Malware Protection Capabilities
Malware can infect your device without you even knowing it. The main types of malware are viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, and ransomware.
Let’s compare Avast vs Norton malware capabilities by taking a look at test results released by two reputable test sites.
We looked at test results released by AV-Test in April 2021, and this was the results;
Avast scored 6/6 in both the zero-day detection test and the malware test over 4 weeks. This means that they detected all the malware that was used to test the product.
Norton also scored 6/6 on both tests; which means that these two products are pretty equal when it comes to malware detection capabilities, but we didn’t want to reach a hasty conclusion just yet.
We also looked at the results released by another test website, AV-Comparatives. Unsurprisingly, their results proved that both programs are reliable when it comes to detecting malware threats.
|Best for malware protection: Both programs performed similarly in protecting my device against malware, with Norton slightly ahead.