Can "free" be as good? Better?!?!?!?
This seems to be a tricky question to get a relativley difinitive asnwer to.
It's time to purchase anti-virus software again. I always buy the Norton stuff; Internet Security, 360, whatever package I can get for the best price at the time I need it. It's usually free but always real cheap with a mail-in rebate or whatever.
Each time I need to re-up I wonder about the truly free stuff and whether it's actually as good or better than the stuff we're paying for. I've been doing kind of a trial on my netbook with Microsoft Security Essentials. It's been fine but the truth is I hardly use the netbook anymore so it's not really protecting it from much. That's not much of a test.
My question is whether anybody has experience or studies/articles that say any free internet security package out there is actually as good as the pay stuff and if so, which one(s).
Thanks in advance.