The companies included Symantec, Mc Afee, EST (then called NOD), Panda, and others.
And although I didn’t give it my top review, one company’s program made a big impression on me…. I didn’t give Kaspersky my top review that year because frankly, way back then the company was just becoming known in the Anti-Virus world, and their interface was really cumbersome to use.
It’s a decent antivirus program with a small footprint that doesn’t seem to slow my computers down. As always, I would love to hear your comments about the subject.
Many would describe the first one rather as an update than upgrade.
For those articles, I contacted all the major security software vendors of that time and got free samples of their programs.
But what they WILL still continue doing is releasing new “virus definition updates” for Norton 360… As I just said, Norton 360 will keep working as long as the definitions are updated, and at least for now (as of February, 2016), Symantec continues to offer yearly subscription renewals for Norton 360. Should you pay the renewal fee and keep using Norton 360? First, renewing subscriptions directly with Symantec (versus just purchasing a new version at the local store when it goes on sale) is pricey.
at least as long as you pay for the yearly subscription. Although it’s almost impossible to check what the Norton 360 renewal subscription price is without having Norton 360 on your computer, I checked the subscription renewal prices before I uninstalled Norton 360 last year, and here is what I found…Those prices may now be lower (in 2016), but even so, considering that I can purchase an entirely new Internet security product from someone else for as little as .00, that’s a lot of money for one year of just getting definition updates!
So, in looking for a new product, I personally decided to focus JUST on an Internet Security product, and not the “kitchen sink”.
I started with a scan of my favorite tech sites, and the yearly reviews they do on Internet security products.