All well-known AVs are good. If any lets through a virus it will do no harm and be merely annoying. I have yet to see a single reason why a home user should pay for an AV but Ho hum, each to their own.
A few months ago a another PC magazine did a comparison of antivirus programmes. Norton and McAfee came out equal best.
I have used Norton A/V for years, (currently 2004), and its never let me down. It is important to remember that any antivirus programme is only as good as its definition file. Norton release a new update almost daily. Check here frequently:
I've used norton anti virus for many years, however, it's not even in the top 10 for anti virus software. One thing I dont like about norton antivirus (my version is 2004) is that it tells you that you have a virus after u have been infected, which is rather ludicrous.
Here's a link to the top ten anti virus out there:
Well, the thing is, dont read too much about reviews, if you're comfortable with what you are using, then theres no need to change. I mean, I used to swear by norton, however, they've become too complacent due to their commercial success.