You would be told that by any anti-virus software maker, but there are other ways as I posted in your other thread.
I still don't like it. What is the Annual fee for then ?
It seems better to just have a free-be from the internet looking after the PC, and then if / when I get a virus use the Free Virus checker from Mcafee. If it removes it all well and good, if not Pay £60 to have them remove it.
On this bases, it would have been a lot cheaper to do it that way, as this is my first virus on this laptop and I've been paying for protection from Mcafee for 4 years
There is no such thing as the perfect protection software - nothing will protect you 100%, you just have to be extremely careful and always keep your system up to date.
Anti-virus and firewall protection is essential but one has to keep alert.
That's why there are so many tools out there to fight these things. There is always a free alternative to paid virus removal, however, if you want the convenience of having someone else do it for you then it's logical that you should pay for such a service.