There's some pretty good reviews for Norton Security Premium on the net and I have had no problems with Norton 360, so I think I''l stick to Norton Security Premium.
Can you link to some of these creditable good reviews?
They don't even make it\participate in the AV-Comparatives tests....
If that's not a red flag, I don't know what is.
In addition, it looks like it costs money for this sub-standard product.
You've been telling us it's been trying to install a BHO (toolbar) in your browser?
That shouldn't be allowed; that's very 'old' thinking and considered bloat\malware by a lot of people.
I can't find any AV100% awards either; does it have any?
Look, we get it, we can't make you do anything you don't want to, its your PC.
Its just a hot button for me when someone says "Ive had no problems, so it must be good"..... well no, that could easily mean it's bad.
I've seen "good reviews" also, but all the ones I can google up are purely a:
-we installed it
-It looked and behaved well
-It didnt negatively impact the system
-we like it.
I can't find an actual detection test or attack test (where back door trickery tries to EXIT the antivirus).
Hell, I've been wrong before.
I'll actually be more than happy to be shown proof that Norton is now worth the money; but when the top performer (well, 2nd now, Kaspersky beat them) costs $0, you're going to have to make one hell of a compelling case.