Used to use norton and Mcaffee when norton and Mcafe were the ONLY 2 in town.. went to Nod32 due to extremely small foot print, and quick updates.
then kaspersky for a very long time till they started blocking all trial resets
tried AVG fr a little time,..Avira also for a little time..both sucked.
just gave a trial shot to panda security suite complete, its good but not as good as kaspersky
then avast internet security..Currently on Avast free.
of all the AV packages, i personally love the kaspersky, to be MOST user friendly, and highly active with average system resources consumption and very solid coding, never had a single crash in 3 years due to kaspersky. also very high detection rate and fast scans.
currently avast free is a very good choice, its fast, light, officially free for 1 year every year, updates quick, and silent mode is very silent .. complet AV and none of the internet security extras.
ever since having kasperksy and avast, never ever bothered even checking logs to see any viral activity, . i am a good user, and often the USb from friends contain complex 10000s of viruses, all auto scanned and cleaned by both kasper and avast.. both are easy, fast reliable and very light on resources.