I got the Norton AntiVirus 2008 with Antispyware at the beginning of this year (2008). I got it at WalMart for right around $40.00. It is good for the whole year of 2008. It works on Windows Vista and Windows XP. It includes antispyware, antivirus protection, detects and removes viruses, blocks spyware automatically, and prevents virus-infected emails from spreading. Sounds great, right? That's what I thought! Too bad it slowed my computer down so much that it was nearly unusable.
Although the box claims that it has improved performance that delivers an enhanced online experience, I'd hate to see what it was like before it was "improved"! It made everything that I did SO SLOW. Which is very frustrating. Just starting my computer with the Norton AnitVirus installed would take at least 15 minutes to get everything running. Just ridiculous. Then trying to get my emails, oh my!! It would scan each and every one of them and it would take forever.
I just can't stress how much this slowed down my computer. It was really unbelievable. I finally un-installed it this month. I had enough! I only left it there for so long because I hated to basically throw something away that I had already paid for, but I couldn't take it anymore! I will now be looking for another way to protect my computer.