I've just had my first annual renewal notice, and am shocked that it's more than I originally paid for the software itself. I believe I only paid about £30, at the time. The renewal is £54.99, and that's supposedly discounted from a usual £59.99!
Even Norton's own site are selling the software brand new for £35.99. Is there anything to stop me just buying it new and reinstalling, rather than paying the extortionate "renewal"? Do they have some devious mechanism to prevent this (i.e. it will detect there's been a previous installation)?
I suppose it's slightly more hassle to install it again, rather than maintain seamless protection, but it's a big saving.
Other than that, I'm thinking of ditching it altogether, and going back to free stuff, like Avast and Zone Alarm. Or I think my bank might offer Kaspersky for free - but no idea if it's the full version, or just some subset geared to online banking.