I have been looking around for a good site with comparisons and reviews of anti-virus, firewall and combinations of the two into a suite. The problems I run into are: When I do find a site that seems trustworthy, at least a few well regarded (by other reviews) products are not included. I keep getting the impression that a fair number of reviews have the potential to be significantly advertising dollar biased - whether by skewing the review, or simply not including some of the products that would fairly well outshine a product (advertiser) that the reviewer wants to make shine. I have tried to be polite in my wording, for some of the skewing seems blatant to me. Worse yet are the sites that appear to me to have been set up to pretend they are providing honest comparisons but are set up to advertise a target product, which certainly becomes the "Top Product" in the reviews. Since I know it will come up in discussion, I know that it is most improbable that a combination product would offer the best in both areas, but if I can come close, the additional ease in administration might make it worth it. Besides detection of current threats is the problem of false positives and the performance hit my system (WXP Pro) will take, including email scans (Thunderbird). I liked Comodo, but I noticed a number of detection misses in a somewhat credible report. I tried G-Data, which seemed very good with a minimal performance hit (except when it was scanning email), but the product seems like it could use some maturing as the feature controls were lacking (or my understanding thereof). Vipre is reported to have minimal performance impact, but also to have missed several infections & rootkit installations (I think it was a CNet review) and I would then have to figure if I should use the Sunbelt firewall, under the presumption that the firm would have engineered the two to work well together, or search for another firewall, such as Comodo - which seems to be well regarded (firewall only). Bitdefender seemed attractive, and the attempt to tailor it's integration into Thunderbird was a pleasant surprise, but that same integration needs some work - I found the two products (Thunderbird and Bitdefender) regularly fighting (Perhaps I should turn off TB junk mail filtering and leave it all to Bitdefender, but still I found the filtering of email to be painfully slow. A few years ago I used Symantec's product, but found it to be a resource pig. I also have used ZoneAlarm for some time, but reviews (at the time) indicated it might have been riding on prior reputation and no longer in aggressive development. And a number of years ago I used OutPost for several years, but have not revisited it for some while. I suspect someone out there with a lot better ability than I has done the testing and I am simply not finding it; if it exists, this is the right forum to find it through. My own history of product changes is evidence to me that I have allowed way too many biases to sway my opinion of what products to trust. As a sidenote, I am running my tests on two machines - one a Pentium dual core 3 Ghz machine with 2 GB RAM and a laptop dual core @ 2 Ghz with one meg RAM. I do visit random sites out of curiosity (no, not nudie sites), and because of that I think I need a higher level of security than a casual internet user. I have learned enough to know I am not qualified to make the best choice(s) on my own, so I ask and rely on you good folks to help! Thank-you.