well u do get wat u pay for. don't know what u can get wid free. some people don't want to pay for anti-virus so they refer to the free ones.
if u want the best protection, go for the internet suite version. that means u get the anti-virus, firewall, anti-spam, privacy protection. u can get all of'em at $60
also, anti-virus manufacturer has a download version. they are relatively cheaper than buying it in a box.
and btw, anti-virus cost around $20-$30 MSRP but they can be cheaper in stores. the $300 pricey ones are sold for business, u can't relatively find them in stores
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