Well, comps what I get paid for, so....
a resource hog.
I like it, but only on new, fast machines.
If you get Norton 2005 - DO NOT
move the Norton folder out of the "All Programs" folder or it will give an error message every time you start up. It still works, but the error message is annoying.
I normally put everything in folders to keep things more organised, so I would have moved Norton to a "System" folder. Doing that caused the error message; its a documented "Feature"
I haven't used McAfee recently, so I won't comment.
AVG is pretty good, but it is supposed to better at removing infections than stopping them :(
Not my idea of fun.
Whichever one you use, make sure to:
1) Have it auto update every
day; and make sure your computer is on when its set to check for updates.
2) Install the Microsoft AntiSpyware.
Its free and its good.
Viruses are different from spyware, and most antivirus won't grab the spyware.
Both are a royal pain in the arse though, so...
You've been warned.
On the note "I believe that your first line of defense against viruses is you."
- I used to be in that camp, and I consider myself quite knowledgeable. The truth is nowadays, unless you're not connected to the Internet or ANY network, you only put retail software on your computer , and you don't accept any files from anyone - get both
an antivirus and and anti-spam.
Last thing - get FireFox Browser
and stop using Internet Explorer.
It takes a little getting used to, but it is well worth it.