What software do you need?

What computer security products should be on a personal computer that connects to the internet? Every computer needs to have some kind of antivirus, firewall, privacy service, and antispyware. Purchasing all of these different varieties of software can be very expensive especially since all of them use the one-year subscription. What does that mean for the personal computer user? In pure economic terms, a yearly cost exists for safely being an internet participant. Therefore, not only is the technology diminishing in value over time, but also every year the consumer has to purchase subscriptions for security purposes.
Right now on this computer facilitating this article the following software is running.
$49.99 McAfee Virus Scan — http://www.mcafee.com/
$39.99 McAfee Personal Firewall Plus — http://www.mcafee.com/
$34.99 McAfee Privacy Service — http://www.mcafee.com/
$39.95 Ad-Watch SE Plus — http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
Free — Spybot Search and Destory — http://www.safer-networking.org/
Products that have been used in the past to provide home security, but are not part of the current security configuration.
$29.99 McAfee AntiSpyware — http://www.mcafee.com/
$69.99 Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite — http://www.zonelabs.com/
$99.99 Norton Professional Internet Security Suite — http://www.symantec.com/