I've installed Norton 2007 on my laptop and it's now so slow it's virtually unusable. The update processes take up all the CPU and it takes my machie about 10-15 minutes to get going! I read somewhere that actually home PC's don't need additional software and the broadband provider and ISP should cover for most things. Is this true? If not - any suggestions for moving away from Norton?
Agree with skidzy. You will need anti virus, in my opinion going on line without it is tantamount to computer suicide. Download either AVG free or AVAST and the Norton removal tool but do not run them yet. Disconnect from the Internet, remove Norton by running the removal tool then install whichever anti virus you have downloaded. Go back on the internet and update your anti virus. Some BB providers provide built in email scanning with their own anti virus before it gets to you but that is not enough, you need to have your own anti virus program as well.