I use Norton without problems except a slow loading process. I did try a free version of Zone Alarm once and did quite like it but as it was free, you had to pay for the full version and the price difference was not that great. But maybe my surfing habits don’t expose me as much as some people so Norton does the job for me.
" But maybe my surfing habits don’t expose me as much as some people so Norton does the job for me."
Use free firewall,av, anti spyware, and anti this and that.
Caught my son err..exploring umm educational sites on reproduction and other sites of dubious content for some time. Glad to say that he's now seen the errors of his ways. Safe to say then that the freebies are as good (if not better, sometimes) than the paid for security systems.
Then if you think paying for security makes it better and gives you peace of mind then good for you. I'll spend the money on something else.