But in my opinion, your solution sounds justifiable especially since Norton isn't working in your situation. If it's not working, then you don't have protection.. For the best security options, find something that works well for you..
If you're moving toward that solution, make sure to uninstall Norton FIRST, then use the Norton Removal Tool from the link below.. After Norton is gone, then install all the new security software of your choice.
Hope this helps.
I have Norton 360 and I have had no end of problems with it all. Ive seen alot of good feedback about free products.
Would I be better off to get Avg free edition for the vuris protection zone alarm basic firewall for the firewall, aswell as windows defender? And uninstall norton.