Antivirus Help (trouble with Norton)
Years ago, just prior to building a gaming rig I shopped for professional antivirus software to install, and based off of my research (from a Tom's Hardware article I think?) I decided on Norton and I've been using them since. I'm currently unhappy with it for a few reasons. First, I've been suckered into buying multiple plans: for a few months I actually paid for two concurrent subscriptions on the same computer. Second, I'm currently unable to install my Norton Security Premium on my laptop. When I go to install it I always receive an error that another Norton product is currently being installed. I uninstalled all Norton products and tried to download it again and received the same error. Despite not having any Norton product installed, I do receive a Norton pop up that prompts me to install new software: following that prompt tries to install a different version of Norton that I do not have a subscription for. Additionally, I suspect that Norton slows down certain games I play online (like Guild Wars II). I was about to call Norton and have them walk me through the process of correctly installing whatever the current software is, but I don't like how cryptic their software and website can be with managing my software.
My question for the masses is should I continue to use Norton, or should I look elsewhere? I just resubbed (I think 15 December is my annual renewal), so it'd be a shame to waste that (if I can't get that money back that is). If not Norton than what should I use? I'm incredibly lazy and ignorant when it comes to checking for updated software and monitoring my computer/online identity, so I'm willing to pay for software or someone else to do that for me. If all paid subscription services are like this than I'll probably just stick with Norton. New Year, New Me however, so I could probably be persuaded to learn a little more about computer self-defense.