(Purchased on sale at Office Max for $25 for 3 pcs for one year, normally $60 for 3 pcs for one year.)
Way back in time, perhaps 10 years let’s say, Norton AV was known as the best there was. Gradually, over time, it became a real resouce pig and took forever to install and was nearly impossible to uninstall. Everybody recognized this as fact, as well as many other shortcomings.
That was up until Norton AV 2009 came out. Apparently Norton got the message and completely re-wrote the software. Installation takes just a few minutes at most and it is easy to uninstall now as well if you need to. I like it a lot since I find it is very unobtrusive, although it is a bit aggressive with exe files that it doesn’t recognize and that developers have not put on its white list.
One of the things I especially like about Norton AntiVirus 2010 is that it starts up FAST at computer boot up and lets you start using your computer seconds after it starts up. Previous to Norton I used ESET. I’d used it for less than a year. It is quite expensive but it worked very well. But it had some obtrusive issues and it took a little longer than I would have liked to start up. Before that I used Avast Professional on all of our computers, which we are phasing out. Avast really ties up your computer for a long time when you boot up before you can use it.