Anyway, my Norton 360 subscription runs out in a week and I'd like to switch to something better, but I don't really know what the best option would be and was hoping I could get some advice/recommendations here. I'd want the new software to do everything Norton 360 did, plus hopefully more protection against viruses/spyware/malware etc, without taking up as much system resources and with customizable features (i.e. no "Idle Time Scans" constantly running in the background). I don't need any sort of backup or web storage and also don't need any sort of parental control features. I'd be using it on my 2 computers, a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows XP Professional SP3.
So far these are the 5 options I'm trying to decide between:
Avast Internet Security 6 = $60.00 (for 3 computers for 1 year)
AVG Internet Security 2011 = $65.00 (for 2 computers for 1 year)
Kaspersky PURE Total Security = $70.00 (for 3 computers for 1 year)
ESET Smart Security 4 = $70.00 (for 2 computers for 1 year)
Avira Premium Security Suite = $80.00 (for 3 computers for 1 year)
Of these, AVG seems to be the most popular since a web traffic comparison of the 5 sites shows AVG being far above the rest with 11.8 million "unique visitors" with the next highest being Avast at 1.6 million and the rest under 1 million, although I'm not sure how much significance those numbers have in terms of a quality product. From what I've read so far I'm slightly leaning towards either Avast Internet Security or ESET Smart Security but can be swayed if there's a compelling argument for one of the others.
So again, any advice or recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Edited by dorsia, 17 June 2011 - 02:38 PM.