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Does the Norton suite provided by XFINITY provide protection from malware?

Is it possible/desirable to install an anti-malware program such as Malwarebytes?

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Re: anti-malware

Hi greygreek,

 

Norton does in fact provide some protection from malware - dependent on your defiintion of malware.  Norton does not remove/alert on all PUPs or PUAs -as some of those designated PUPs/PUAs some users actually install on purpose. 

 

Some other AV's do remove PUPs/PUAs and user complain about them being removed, so it's a bit of a grey area as to what is the best procedure.

 

In regards to MBAM, the free version is an ideal second opinion on demand scanner.  Norton recommends not to run MBAM in real time (Pro version and the Pro version test) although some users have reported running both AV and MBAM in real time without conflict.

 

As a personal preference I run Norton as my AV and run MBAM once every two weeks, or whenever suspect something is acting out of the ordinary.

 

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