I do not know if this is the correct place to post this question; if not, admin is welcome to move it. This is NOT intended to be another "Best Security Suite" discussion.
My current McAfee Security subscription is running out in a couple of months, and I am considering my options. Scanning the supplier's homepages, you see all types of claims and functions, marketed under innovative names, but very little about things like logs, firewall settings and user control in general. Though I may get answers by the manufacturers themselves, if I manage to find their email addresses, I thought it perhaps easier to ask the users on the forum. This will also allow others to see the answers.
I am looking for a product keeping good logs, both for AV and firewall, preferably possible to save. I also want the suite to ask me for decisions, but as I am far from an expert, I like it to suggest an answer. I do not want to make the firewall rules myself, and I like to be able to turn off all the questions if I like to, getting notifications instead. Then I want to be able to go back and remove program entries and change the rules myself. I also would like to be able to release or tighten on the protection level.
I am targeting the following (and no else, apart from my current McAfee):
- ESET Smart Security
- Avira Premium Security Suite
- Norton Internet Security 2009
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
So, what logs and controls are there in these? Please do not make this a discussion of best, but personal experiences of the suites are, of course, much welcome.
Thanks in advance.