After several years of being a happy customer with Nortons, it seems I will be placing my digital security in someone else's hands next year. Long story short, the latest version of Nortons causes crashes in numerous legit programs like Internet Explorer and MS Word. This has been going on since October and Nortons hasn't done squat about it. I've managed to lock the program into an old, obsolete version while I ride out my license term, but this glitch, on top of other dissatisfactions has prompted me to look elsewhere for my security needs in 2016.
So, what does everyone reccommend? I'm looking for something that offers top-notch protection against viruses, obviously, while also having a great track record in not interfering with legitimate computer activity (i.e. not causing errors, or showing a lot of "false positives"). I really need something that comes in a bundle with at least 5 device licenses which can cover both Windows and Android devices. And I'm really hoping to get something that still supports WinXP as I've got an old PC that still gets use and I'd rather it be secure then not.
I hear good things about Kaspersky, but I sometimes wonder if the hype isn't just paid PR from the company itself. Does anyone here use it? What's your verdict on it?
Also, I'd like to steer away from "cloud-based" security suites as I want to be able to keep my PCs secure even when they are offline.