I'm still not convinced about the value of expensive and (sometimes) bloated software, that seems to do little more than the freeware options. I've sorted innumerable computers that have picked up viruses despite the cost of the protection.
Hi sunnystaines, you're implying all the free stuff is rubbish but some of them have consistently beaten Norton in the past (AVG, Avast) tho' today's Norton is better than their old resource hogging, intrusive stuff of a few years ago. That's not just me saying that, that's PC Advisor, more than once. I'm currently using Norton 2011 and for the next year, as the result of a gift, but when the licence expires I will probably switch to a freeby.
Inidentally, for many years I have used AVG plus Zone Alarm firewall and a number of anti-malware progs, all free to use domestically, and I have never had a virus or one single piece of nasty malware. The free progs must be doing something right.