The reason all of you think that your anti-programs work and protect you is because you have never faced a serious attack. So what if retailers can't install cookies, or ad agencies can't spot any patterns in your shopping behaviour. BIG DEAL. They still find a way to keep track of you. You are minneow in a sea of whales. You think hackers spent months cooking up the programs so they can see how much porn you store on your PC? Please, they are taking risks to crack banks databases, investment banks trading records, online merchants customer info. That's why the companies spend thousands if not millions of $$$$ for protection. They have experts on 24-hour standbys, tech departments spread around the countries. Your $50 SecuritySuite has no chance. In order to properly protect consumer PC's, you need to spend around $1200.
In a village, the barber shaves everyone who does not shave himself, but no one else. Who shaves the barber?