|I certainly have nothing against free software - everyone has their favourite and I will certainly install it on computers that are used for general browsing, emails etc., but few free ones give the full protection of a commercial security suite and I would never trust doing anything like on-line banking using a free AV as I have seen the results & a free AV will certainly not stop hacking which was the OP's concern. I know you can then get decent free anti spam, anti spyware, firewall etc. software, but for the average user they just want an 'all-in-one' solution that is easy to install & operate - new Norton fits the bill. New Kaspersky is also very good, but it actually takes longer to install than Norton and is more of a pain if the user needs to do anything with it - better for advanced users. |
As far as Norton is concerned I was also one of its biggest 'resource hog' critics prior to 2009 version, in much the same way that I am very anti McAfee at the moment. However it does annoy me when people give incorrect information, as if it is gospel, when they haven't even seen newer versions of a particular piece of software. If they haven't used it they shouldn't comment on it.
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