I do a manual update on my machine a few times a week or whenever there are new updates available. I have a hardware firewall and a software firewall. Since i've owned my 2 PC's i haven't had a virus yet. A few small spyware proggies here and there but, i knew they would be installed.
Yes, but if you are scanning with Norton, how do you REALY know you don't have a virus
I had Norton for ages. I switched after trying HouseCall on the Trend site. It is a free online virus scan. I ran it right after running Norton, and guess what, it found 3 virus! And, I always updated the definitions.
The other thing with Norton, it could never get rid of a virus. Even if it found something, I always had to remove it mannually.
I finaly made the switch and have been really happy with Trend.