I use BitDefender Antivirus plus (paid). Nowadays, antiviruses have minimal impact on the performance. You probably won't notice any slowdowns. There is no reason not to install an antivirus software for 24/7 protection on your computer. Free products usually contain ads,lack of technical support and offers inferior protection. If you have Windows 10, stay with built-in windows defender as it's on the comparable level as other free antiviruses.
Ya know, some guys hate going to the doctor because it seems like their fine and healthy right up until they get to the doctor, who then informs him of all that's wrong with him, and that he needs to keep coming back.
It's not to say that we don't need regular checkups, but sometimes profit motivates more than idealism.
I've been on all kinds of porn sites, downloaded all kinds of free software, and torrents (except Limewire, never jumped on that wagon). The only time I ever get hung up is when I'm not paying attention to what I'm clicking on (like downloading legitimate software, but the installer for some reason always includes Chromium browser with a search engine reset to Yahoo instead of Google). Or if I foolishly open a download that I did not initiate.
My mom's computer has had viruses, and she's not going anywhere except to Amazon, Youtube, and AOL.
My son's computer has had viruses, but that's because he's a fool and thinks everything on the internet actually does what it says it does. He's yet to understand what clickbait is (if they offer Fortnite bucks, he's downloading).
I did purchase a one year subscription to Malwarebytes, then I let the subscription lapse just to see what would happen. With antivirus, I had all kinds of 'potentially unwanted programs', spyware, and trojans. The program was constantly quarantining and removing threats. Since I let the subscription lapse, I haven't had anything threaten my computer, and I don't have any loss of resources.
Norton so far, but really considering removing it and just going with Windows Defender. Have noticed that Norton keeps my displaying from turning off after the specified time I have set and it's really annoying. I have found I have to run Live Update manually and it typically installs new updates. The times I have ran Live Update and then let the PC sit the display shuts off. When the display has not shut off is because there was a Live Update I needed to get, MANUALLY. I don't get it... but it's enough to make me want to remove it.
I had Symantec Endpoint Protection (Business grade) from a friend but it doesn't want to work on Windows 10, so I had to go with a new option. I know Norton is a Symantec product but the business level AV was WAY better, and I never even noticed it. I guess I don't really notice Norton aside from it keeping my display from cutting off. Have PC sleep NEVER, and display to cut off after 15 minutes.
avast and malwarebytes paid for almost 10 years.im satisfied.it bothers you less if you only tick the first three protection shields,not that its ever really pestered me.to clarify,avast is the free version.
I am using REVE Antivirus and it's one of the best antivirus protection software in all around the world, It is capable of safeguarding you from viruses, malware and other types of cyber threats. There are three versions of REVE Antivirus Internet Security, Total Security & Mobile Security.
Earlier I don't use any antivirus but after getting into trouble, I start using a free antivirus program. It helps a lot and now my PC is working fine. I am not required any paid version of antivirus till date. Who knows about future..When i will start using any paid version of antivirus then i will first discuss here for pick up right one.. Thanks..
I use Bitdefender Total Security (paid version) and loving it. I use it on my custom-made PC and Macbook Air Laptop. Plus, I use Malwarebytes as a secondary scanner and Emisisoft as a third scanner on my PC.
I had some scanner software installation errors. I tried a local PC repairer who advised that Nortons was stopping the install. He did a clean install of Windows and THAT problem was solved - but I had to reinstall & customise all my apps. The repairer didn't know that Norton's had a free removal tool.
He advised he was satisfied with Windows 10 Antivirus software. I am too.