Hi all. I'm not all the versed in security software, but I will admit I do know a little about it and I would consider myself a pretty safe user. Today I got to wondering, who are security suites really for? Are they really for me? I ask this because I have access to and have used Norton Security Suite provided free of charge to me from Comcast. I haven't had any problems with it other than Windows 8 Action Center reporting that it isn't turned on when in fact Norton itself shows that it is protecting me. I have never been infected while using it and have only seen once or twice that it actually blocked something on a page I visited in the past. The one thing it does, or shows that it does is removes a few tracking cookies every now and again. I turn the backup portion and the performance monitoring portions of it off because I don't use them. There is another person in this household that isn't well versed in computers at all and likes to click on random links online so maybe it is better for that kind of user? The reason I bring this up is because I tried a little experiment a week ago. I removed Norton Security Suite from both computers and decided to use the default Windows Defender that comes with Windows 8 as the primary AV. I installed and configured EMET, WinPatrol, Zemana AntiLogger Free on the computers and configured them as a standard account as well. I, and the other person in the household visited the websites like we normally do and then after a week long period (I know probably not long enough to make a 100% accurate determination) ran scans to see if any malware was on the machines. Not a single thing. Tracking cookies of course, but other than that, clean as a whistle. So I ask, do I really need a Security Suite? Would going the layered approach provide the same amount of protection as the suite and be a faster solution? What do you guys think?