Tomorrow at three pm BST it will be exactly one year since I installed NetProtect Plus (McAfee) that is provided by my ISP (British Telecom). I know McAfee is not a very fashionable AV & seems to provoke reams of invective & histrionics on some forums. I however, have had no problems with it whatsoever. That is more than I can say about Norton. Before that I had Bullguard, which is a Bit Defender variant, & they have had a few problems recently from what I can gather. I have had no false-positives or any problems at all. I will admit that McAfee is a little heavy & can be a resource hog but it seems to run better than Norton & compares well with Bullguard. Its daily DAT updates are less intrusive than Norton’s weekly theatrical updates were & don’t freeze my computer if I am in a slow server like Norton did. The firewall & its functionality on McAfee is very good in my opinion & compares well with many others that I have seen. Although to be fair to Norton most of the problems were minor irritations & I believe the new Norton has been considerably improved. You would not believe all of the people who hounded me about deciding to download McAfee on some forums (the Spyware Warrior forum for one) & I am sure they can all find tons of malware that would infect my badly defended computer. Although I would like to point out that I have multi-layered security including a hardware firewall, SpywareBlaster, Windows Defender, SUPERAntiSpyware, WOT & Site Advisor! At the end of the day, after installing McAfee, the world didn’t end in an apocalyptic inferno & McAfee didn’t eat my computer or any of my internal organs. Neither did zombie flesh-eating aliens or flying monkeys appear in the sky hell-bent on some McAfee inspired mischief. McAfee is not a fashionable AV & is probably not the best in the world either. Friends of mine have had problems with Norton, AVG, Avast! & Bit Defender of late while I have had none. I get McAfee free from BT & it seems to be working fine. I am quite satisfied with it. I don’t know how I’d have fared with Avast!, MSE or any of the other freeware programs. It sort of reminds me about the controversies surrounding Windows Vista. It's almost like everyone claims that it is complete rubbish, yet it is far more secure than XP, it looks far better than XP, & in my experience far less problematical. In fact in the two years I’ve been running Vista I have had virtually no trouble with it. I had far more problems with XP which I personally did not like, yet for some XP seems considered to be almost perfect. I like Vista enough not to be too bothered about upgrading yet. I liked it right from the first time I saw it! So it's all a case of De gustibus non est disputandum as they said in Rome once upon a time or somewhere warmer than where I live!