Karabatsos, I realize you asked about free products, but I feel I need to add this.
IF you decide you want to purchase a program, go to the website for that product.
See if it has a trial offer-most of them do have a 30 day trial period. These trials are fully functional.
Install the trial. Evaluate it. Does it work well with your system? Does it bog it down?
Is it user-friendly? Is it easy to configure? Does it offer support?
Don't like it? Try something else.
It won't take you long to decide if it's something you want to purchase.
And if you do decide to purchase, wait until the trial period is almost over.
You may be offered a discount for the program.
If something is going to impact your system in a negative way, it's better to find out
BEFORE you pay for it.
.At one point last year I had the full Comodo suite (which is free).
Used it for a few months, got used to it, and one day had a problem with something. I can't recall
exactly what the problem was, but spent hours trying to figure it out. As a last resort, I uninstalled
Comodo and the problem went away. Maybe one day I will reinstall Comodo just to see what happens.
Edit to add: after uninstalling McAfee, run the McAfee removal tool to get rid of any traces left behind.
You can find it HERE: http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
After Comodo, I reinstalled Zone Alarm and AVG. Both worked well, but a new version of AVG would not automatically update. I had to do it manually and I would forget to do it. I don't want to jump through hoops to use a program, so I decided to switch to Avira Antivir.
Another thing I'd like to bring to your attention is the Comcast Help Forum, which is for Comcast customers only.
Since I have no way of knowing if you have already discovered the forum, I would like to invite you to post there if you have any issues specific to Comcast. There are forums for Internet (which includes Comcast email, which may come in handy if you have been migrated to SmartZone and don't use an email client, Security and Antivirus, Connection), Cable TV, Comcast Digital Voice, Billing, and Forums Feedback which includes sub forum Customer Service. It's primarily user-to-user, but there are some wonderful Comcast employees who are admins and they will intervene on behalf of the customer if neccessary.
To save you from the convoluted way to get to the forums: click this link. Comcast Help Forums
You will be taken to the sign in page.
After signing in, a page will open asking you to choose a user name for the forum. After it's set up, you'll be taken to the forum main page. Take a look at the different forums.
If you want to get back to them easily, bookmark/add to favorites the main page. Using the bookmark will open the log in page, then take you directly to the forums.
(I did ask the BC admins if I was allowed to mention the CHF and was told it is ok to do so)
Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 March 2009 - 12:36 AM.