I knew that I would get a big turnout with the title that I used. Now that I have an audience here is my story.
Bought my computer in Dec 08. It came with a 3year free subscription to Mcafee. I liked Mcafee. November 09, I installed Windows Seve, at the about the same time that I joined the Forum. Well all the rave reviews about MSE made me switch.
After the switch, I made a full scan just to test, since I knew that I was a careful surfer and scanned once a week with Mcafee. Well, I found 5 Java Exploit Malware and one Trojan; I was shocked.
I also found that my computer was able to boot faster and I did not have any lags, like I did when Mcafee scanned or updated. I also found, althouhgh nominal, my ram usage was down.
Maybe, the title of this post is a bit misleading, but MSE is better than the two others that I have had; Mcafee and Norton on my prior computer. MSE is free, too. You may want to give it a try, I think that you will be pleased.