Just to add to my last post - a lot of the "apps" I now successfully use such as Avast, Mailwasher, SpywareBlaster to name just three, are because I've read good reports from other members in these Forums
FE, Could you please delete this thread as I believe there is somebody getting hot and bothered over this just for the hell of it, as well as attempting to justify an extremely lame point (with bad grammar to boot).
I've used K9 (child protection not antispam), AdAware, Hijackthis, Avast, AVG, 7-Zip, Irfanview, Picasa, Thunderbird, PopUp Stopper, DivX codec and FireFox. I've found them all to be excellent, except I couldn't really see the point of Picasa, although others rate it highly. Popup Stopper also is really redundant now that I'm using Firefox.