For the last (it seems like a) million years I have been using Norton Internet Security and decided to have a change. I know that there are lots of freebies but I prefer the suites as it's all in one box, updates are easier and there are no problems with compatibility of security programs.
So I bought Tesco Internet Security at £19.97. What a very pleasant surprise. It's Panda Platinum in a different box and half the price. An absolute doddle to install and it does virtually everything that the latest 'big money' suites do but with less fuss. Everyday it updates itself and so far it has correctly identified more spam and similar security issues that Norton and some of the spyware progs found and one or two more.
A really BIG bonus is the support. I had a minor problem early on which I notified by email and within a couple of hours had a response identifying the problem and sending me the software (as an attachment) and simple instructions which cured the fault that had been caused by Norton refusing to let go!
A bargain and you can get it while you are doing the weekly shopping!
I took the security package from Tesco and within 24 hours I had over 200 viruses, worms trojans, you name it, infecting my PC. It is now completely locked up and useless. The security package only detected one virus which it couldn't disinfect and told me it was alright to carry on! The PC shut down so fast I was unable to download the software to fix it in time. So far the attitude from their helpline is - TOUGH SH*T! IT'S YOUR PROBLEM NOW NOT OURS. Don't you just love it when companies are quick to relieve of you of your cash for a service they have no intention of providing.
I certainly don't work for Tesco's. In fact I rarely shop there. It's usually M&S or Sainsburys but as yet neither sell computer software!
I am not for a minute suggesting that you are exaggerating the response from Tesco's but it is the complete opposite of the response that I got and the product seems to work equally as well as, if not better than, Norton Internet Security.
Salut - I agree there are lots of programs to help secure PC's that are free but I, like many, prefer suites, which at the moment are not free.
Just as a matter of interest Panda Platinum, which is what TIS really is, is rated by most of the magazines as being up there with the other big names.