Well, after reading all the good comments from fellow posters about how great Norton 2009 is, I finally broke down and installed a Norton product. I vowed never to install anything from Norton back in 2001. And I have to say that Norton Internet Security 2009 has made me a believer again. I'm just amazed how fast it is, bootup is way faster than Avira (and I love Avira, I'm not bashing them!!) and definitely a lot lighter than Avira. So in the performance department Norton is second to none. As for the detection rate and cleaning power, based on recent tests, they're good enough for me (Avira wins in this department). There is one more reason that made me a believer again, Norton's support!!!! Holy Cow!!! What an improvement!!! I was skeptical at first when I saw a text chat appear for support. I was like, "oh boy here we go another outsourced helpdesk". Well, I was proven a bigot. By Norton using chat (or phone) and using LogMeIn's Rescue remote desktop app, Norton's support staff was able to solve my age long problem with software firewalls blocking access to my Netgear StorageCentral 101 (network storage device). They fixed it and they knew what they were doing!!!! Wow.. this has to be the best online support experience I've ever experienced!!!! period!!! I just hope Norton keeps it going!!! and doesn't ignore it's home consumers.