I might not be an expert in PC's , but I had Norton AV some time ago and eventually got rid of it... resourse hog= SLOWS DOWN YOUR PC. uses a lot of memory that otherwise could be used to store other stuff (more important to you) it might even use your ram when you need it the most (slows your pc).
Im just givin' you my humble opinion , when you have a program and it does what it promises you won't mind (It happened to me ) but when you start needing more and better performance from your PC you'll start trying to find out how to do that (just like right now , you're questioning the performance of your NIS)
Thanks to Geeks To Go I found about AVG FREE EDITION and let me tell you.... it's GREAT!!!!
One thing it's true I have other programs to back the AVG , but AVG is an Antivirus I also have the Ewido , Firefox as my browser (I hate IE!!!!)
So in my opinion and experience (and like they tell you here, one program alone is not gonna give you all the protection you need there are so many different ways that a comp. is vulnerable and you should try to protect it from different angles , if you know what I mean)
Recently I told a co-worker of mine about AVG and that's all we talk about (everytime we start talkin' about comp.) he loves it and he used to have Norton in his laptop.http://www.geekstogo...action=cat&id=3
Ok , I better stop or I'll never finish... check the link there is so much good info in this website that I still haven't read it all. But check the link and read and give other programs a try most likely you'll find one that you'll love and trust... or maybe you'll stick to NIS ... it's your choice... GOOD LUCK!!!! thumbsup: