about Norton/Symantec than any 3 other major AV's combined!
Up to you, but you might consider a FREE AV (limited or no tech support but often with Forums for users) some Free have tech support at extra cost/often with extra features included.
Unfortunately, you gave no system info regards to native firewall, router, OS, E-Mail, ISP type, other Anti-Spy/Trojan programs you might have, etc. so hard to really answer. A Firewall is mandatory today especially if on Cable/Dsl connection, 2 way preferred, a router (Hardware Firewall) an asset in addition.
Many here use AVG Free or Pro(with firewall option), others Avast Personal (free), Anti-Vir free.
In the pay group, many speak well of NOD32, Kaspersky or some even McAfee.
Here's a linked page with a great selection of TRUSTED & Legitimate programs you can consider & try.
Note at top of page link to Spywarewarriors Rogue products site!! Add to your ''Favorites'' list and (excepting those in above link or recommended here) ALWAYS check that list BEFORE even clicking on link to/or visiting site of possible other Ant-Spy/AV products (in some cases you can be infected by just doing that). Here's another by resident M Bob:
Note: Norton can be difficult to remove completely, (I suspect on purpose to make you give up and sign up again) & is known to not want to let anyone else onto YOUR digital playground (will prevent install of competitors until completely un-installed).
This means you should download your 1st & 2nd choices, save them to disk (don't install online) (I like to save them in ''My Documents'') to be installed after disconnecting from net & then un-installing Norton. Here's a link to Nortons Removal Tool 'tho should use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel to begin with & hopefully won't need tool:
You'll also be wanting several other programs (as none do everything really well, better several specialists) including (from page) at minimum: Spybot 1.4, Ad-AwareSE 1.6 + add-ons available from Lavasoft's home site (Both Free).We can supply tutorial links on how to best set up both of these programs.
There is a free MS Anti-spyware(Beta version) available to registered MS OS's but I sometimes see ??s regarding some updates. As a rule of thumb ''newer to computers'' users should AVOID Beta programs as they won't have the skills to deal w/ possible problems that may come with Beta versions.
Please post back with more system info to allow more ''specific'' opinions & suggestions.
Others will post I'm sure, perhaps even Norton afficinados with their suggestions based on which versions they use/used. Enjoy!
Hi, the subscription to Norton antivirus that came with my computer when I bought it has expired, the program is asking me to renew it over the internet but I dont have a credit card, there are a lot of norton products out there and I dont know which one to buy, which one should I get to renew the antivirus subscription?