The areas I find Symantec and Mcafee miles ahead in are things I have no use for. Since I don't use IE I don't need all the items they install. For me all I need is the usual AV, firewall and then using anything that is not Internet Explorer based. Just that and it's been very boring with nothing bad happening or found.
My Norton 360 has just expired and I have temporarily switched to AVG until I upgrade. From my experience with AVG its one of the best free software packages out there, however is its service even comparable to a paid for service? Its hard to judge a virus's scans performance without getting into trouble. Just wondering if I even need to buy a new virus service. Basically my question is are paid for services such as Norton and McAfee miles ahead of AVG? If not I mine as well save my money.