After having Symantec virus protection cut off twice while I had
several months of use left, I gave up and went to a free virus
protection. It is Avast, found on Kim Komando's web site. I have
been using it for a year and it has protected the computer. Updates
are automatic and frequent. I also started using AdAware which is
also free, found on Kim's web site.
If you don't know of Kim Komando, she has a weekly radio program on
AM radio, Saturday mornings here in Palm Springs. It covers wide
range of computer information.