Hi I have been using Norton antivirus for quite a long time now and to be honest have had no problems( at present 2005 version). However my annual renewal is approaching and it appears to cost as much to buy the new version as it is to renew my present one. I know there are lots of gripes about Norton anti virus and Symantec products so I have done a little research and Kapersky AV seems to come out well and will be about the same cost as renewing/upgrading my Norton.
HOWEVER I have read about the problems experienced removing Symantec software which makes me think I should simply stick as I am, cough up the renewal or upgrade fee and leave well alone despite my research indicating that Kapersky MAY be a better product??
Any advice regarding Norton antivirus versus Kapersky and symantec removal would be appreciated here.
You might want to read the PCA review in this months mag (Aug!!) before settleing for your favourite.
I ran norton and gave up after 3 years. You can disable it but it is best uninstalled particularly if you are not renewing. I use ZoneAlarm (the suite and paid) with great ease and it is "light" on the PC requirements. My Dad who is reluctant to pay has used AVG and loves it (the free version).
What about a Firewall, if you have XP then you have the Microsoft Firewall, if not then you have no Firewall!
Suggest you use AVG(free) for Virus protection, and download the Kerio Firewall from Sunbelt Software on 30 days free trial. At the end of the trial you have the option of purchasing the Full version for about £10, or just keep the free version.
I've been trialling AVG free on a computer I don't use much and one thing that really impresses me is how fast the updates download and install. I'm going to replace Norton with AVG on my main machine too now. Thanks for the firewall pointer, freaky.