The misinformation continues..
Here is what Symantec said in USA Today, (2010-09-22) (thats, today)
“Freeware vendors have created a false perception that free, basic security is enough to protect you from today’s online threats,” says Janice Chaffin, president of Symantec’s consumer business unit. “The reality is, free is not enough. It’s like wearing a light windbreaker in a snowstorm.”
@ Symantec: when will you stop scare mongering end users to make them pay money to you? This strategy you follow is no different than what FAKE AV products do. They too scare the users to get them fork out $$$ based on misinformation and misrepresentation, and you do that too with these kind of public statements! Shame on you!
This is not the first time we are hearing this type of scare mongering from Symantec, so I can only assume this is the company policy being executed by its employees!