Norton 2005 and earlier editions can only take advantage of weekly update and manual download of daily updates using Intelligent Updater.
Norton 2006 and 2007 can enjoy the daily updates via LiveUpdate. It is called LiveUpdate daily.
More info at http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sharedtech.nsf/docid/2002021908382713?OpenDocument&src=sec_web_nam
Avast, McAfee, Norton 2006 & Norton 2007 has daily updates.
"Which one would be the better solution?"
Does Norton has active subscription?
IMHO, if user want Norton and paid for it and has no problem running it, I'll leave it alone.
Otherwise, suggest another solution.
I was helping a friend understand\learn a bit more about computers the other day. She had gotten an older laptop from her father, which had Norton installed on it. I know from reading online that Norton seems to have a problem with being a resource hog, so when I talked to her father, I asked him if he had recently paid for the software, or if it could be switched with another AV. He told me to leave Norton on the computer, as it was the only program that updated frequently enough to catch the new viruses.
I myself use avast! 4.7 Home Edition, and every day it updates the virus database. So, I was wondering, how often does Norton (Symantec) update itself? Is there any validity to his statement? I know what avast! does, but have never run Norton (except for a ten-minute trial with a cracked version in the days of Windows 3.1), so input would be appreciated.
I also have the option of installing McAfee AV. I got it free of charge from my bank when using their net-banking. Which one would be the better solution?
And please, try to be objective. If you have experience with these programs, please answer. If you have experience with just one of them, I can visit the websites and see the advertisement for myself.