I'm currently running Norton Internet Security 2007 on my home PC and my 12 month subscription is now obsolete. Should I be purchasing 2008 or is the current software still sufficient for general web browsing.
All my financial matters are completed using a works laptop with fully updated virusscan software.
you can get anothers years subs by paying online or you can uninstall norton and use a free av such as avg. if you want to uninstall norton you need to download a tool from symantec.com that removes it all.
Personally I don't like Norton but if you are keen to stick with them I saw the Internet Security 08 in WH Smith for around £25. At that price probably cheaper than buying another years subscription for your 07 version. As Clapton said you really don't need to pay for security. If you want to though another option is the AVG suite, which has firewall, anti spam, anti-spyware and anti-virus for around £25 for 2 year license.
Its a matter of opinion whither to go free or pay.Even if Norton was free I still would not use it.I am afraid Norton is one of those programs that you either Hate or like if it came to a vote I believe Norton would get fewer than 50% of that vote.To me not the % that would make me use it.In my opinion there are are plenty of freebies out there that do as good a job if not better.So why pay.At the moment you can get Avg pro free for a year well worth a try.Once again only my opinion.And like others have said if you are quite happy with it shop around you should get it for £25 or less.
I chose to upgrade to 2008 at my last subscription renewal - wish to God I hadn't. Its working O.K. now after more emails of complaint than I care to remember but still wants to take over the computer and scan whenever it feels like it. I'm letting this sub. run out and then I'm ditching it,
my wife has nis2008, you can control it how you want, eg schedule scans, control the firewall and other settings. the only option i would not recommend is the extra norton spam protection its hopeless. most readers here prefer AVG or Avast I am the minority since nis 2007 it has improved greatly. in the end its down to what you like after looking at the various options for and against.