currently running nortons 360 but this is due to expire in 5 days. Any recomendations as to a replacement. Dont mind paying but hell, not the 380 nortons want to continue for another 12 mths. Any one used kaspersky, or mcafee?
It completely depends on what you want it for. Some people will swear by Norton and some will swear because of Norton! The problem with Norton is that it will completely sap you of your computers performance.
McAfee follows the Norton trend, it slows the system down but there are many people who are happy with it.
I would completely recommend Bullguard internet security for anyone who wants an easy to use software which wont sap the performance. Their help and support is very good too.
Not sure of Kaspersky, but I frequently use the online scan function to check suspicious files that I have downloaded - it works very well for me.
I have a suggestion for you though, download a free trial of all of them (Not at the same time!) and see for yourself which one you find easiest to use.
The big problem will be getting rid of Norton short of a complete reinstall of Windows. Visit their website and use their removal tools. Then Start/search and enter Norton, and delete any files found. Do the same thing entering Symantec. After all that run C Cleaner including its registry option, Even then this invasive software will leave traces in the registry. Best of luck. I also recommend Nod 32 security suite.
I agree with DieSsee, Comodo came out streets ahead of the rest in laboratory tests see Windows Secrets, butI tried it three times because it can be difficult, BUT their latest free version is much more creature friendly with a help forum, it checks ingoing and outgoing and rated 100% against norton at 10%!!