Hi. I've been using NOD32 for about 2 years now and I have the latest version. I've had to have my pc fixed by a "techie" and he told me that NOD32 is "nothing." Instead, he recommends McAfee AntiVirus followed by Norton. But according to the most recent AV Comparatives' Proactive/retrospective tests NOD32 receives a 3 Star "Advanced+" rating while McAfee receives a 1 Star "Standard" rating and Norton receives a 2 Star "Advanced" rating. Can anyone comment on what the "techie" said to me? One more question: Does NOD32 protect a PC as soon as the PC starts? Thank you.