I have looked on the internet to try and find a solution to this query, and the general consensus for the (judging by the type of writing they used) general public's point of view was AVG. However the general opinion upon professionals was Norton but that was way back in 2002, and I know A LOT can change in that time. I have also noted that a lot of people seem to have problems with Norton unlike AVG but there could be other reasons as to why Norton is better even with these problems or there could be problems with AVG that I haven't heard about.
Anyway, I swear by AVG and my boyfriend keeps getting loads of viruses on his computer. He runs Norton on his. His computer actually belongs to his mum, and she is reluctant to switch Anti Virus software. So I was wondering as professional geeks which anti-virus software out of the two do you recommend? If possible could you give a plus or minus point as to why you favour one over the other, as this would help seeing which software is best for our needs.
Thank you in advance (even helpful URLs would be much appriciated)