i just wonder whether it's other software that screws up McAfee cause, as i've said on many occation, i have never had a single issue with McAfee in the 7 odd years I've used it so it must be ok - i think it's just personal preference at the end of the day....

as for resource intensive, McAfee can't be that bad if my old PCs (Win98 & XP - both with 1GB RAM) never had any problems - even my current PC (Vista Ultimate, 1GB RAM) doesnt suffer