I have run Avast on my desktop for many years. But, on my laptop, I have ran Kasperksy Pure. Due to Kaspersksy bogging down my system when it runs, and due to the renewal fee is super high, I am changing antivirus protection to Avast free edition like I have on my desktop. I am not a computer guru, so I just want to get some opinions/insight on if I will really be giving up substantial security on my laptop. If anyone has used Kaspersky in the past and has switched over to Avast free version, I would really like to get your input, and the input of anyone on paid protection vs free protection? Does it really matter if you have paid security?
My Desktop/Window XP Protection: Avast Free Antivirus, Super Antispyware, Glary Utilities
My Laptop/Windows 7 Protection: Kaspersky Pure 3, Super Antispyware, Glary Utilities
Internet Provider/Internet Connection: Comcast Xfinity Wireless/Router Connection