"slow, no sound, no secondary video output"0.5 starson by lazyfirecloud
Pros: didn't kill the computer, was able to uninstall
Cons: extremely slow, killed sound and video.
Summary: I got the CA anti-virus and anti-spyware 2008 for free about a year ago. I generally run Linux so the CD was just chilling on my desk. Last night, I found a virus on my USB key drive so I figured it wouldn't kill me to protect my Vista partition. Bad idea!
1) computer was extremely slow. I installed in on a machine with a Turion 64 X2 2GHz; both cores were used to almost 100%. I have Avast on my home machine (single core 1.8GHz) and I can barely tell it's there.
2) no more sound
3) no more video output to projector
I rebooted a few times to no use. Everything worked fine again after I uninstalled the software though. So it wasn't too painful. But yeah, since I won't even use it after I got it for free, I really wouldn't pay money for this software.