my macafee anti virus has run out. what anti virus should i go for

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Found 30th May
hi my macafee virus run out. im just on windows defender which is serving me well so far.

i would like to purchase a reliable anti virus which doesnt hog up my cpu. any suggestions.
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ESET is pretty good
if you use w10 it has built-in antivirus.
Let's be honest you don't really need one unless you download pirated premium porn.
I recommend Avast free edition, but when/if you download it for use, only choose minimal protection and select only "shields"
Edited by: "Jay91" 30th May
Bitdefender is the best AV in 2017 and 2018 for the categories of performance and protection, they comes Kaspersky.

You can get a free six-months code from their main website.
Windows defender is good enough for most. Run security updates regularly as more important. This question keeps coming up here though. Anti virus won't stop stupidity or protect you from any new viruses.
Edited by: "wayners" 30th May
Leave it as is.. Possibly add and run once a week, Malwarebytes.
Edited by: "mrty" 30th May
Jay916 h, 53 m ago

I recommend Avast free edition, but when/if you download it for use, only …I recommend Avast free edition, but when/if you download it for use, only choose minimal protection and select only "shields"


I'd avoid Avast. It installs programs to your PC without consent.
You're already running what I'd suggest (never had any issues using Windows defender)

As long as you're savvy and don't click any old link you'll be fine.
RossD891 h, 7 m ago

I'd avoid Avast. It installs programs to your PC without consent.


Such as? I've never experienced that, maybe becauss I have the premium version with everything else
Edited by: "Norseg" 30th May
Norseg8 m ago

Such as? I've never experienced that, maybe be I have the premium version …Such as? I've never experienced that, maybe be I have the premium version with everything else


It automatically installs Avast's secure browser and then automatically sets it as the default browser once installed - all without the consent of the user. It might well be a good browser but, if it has been installed to my PC without my authorisation then both the browser and Avast AV are as good as viruses.

Edit: This is the free version of Avast. I believe the browser has been part of, or included with, the paid version for some time.
Edited by: "RossD89" 30th May
RossD893 h, 21 m ago

It automatically installs Avast's secure browser and then automatically …It automatically installs Avast's secure browser and then automatically sets it as the default browser once installed - all without the consent of the user. It might well be a good browser but, if it has been installed to my PC without my authorisation then both the browser and Avast AV are as good as viruses.Edit: This is the free version of Avast. I believe the browser has been part of, or included with, the paid version for some time.


Like I said perform the custom installation and only select the shields and un-tick all other parts, normally the "minimal installation" only includes the shields.
As said really, you dont need to pay, the Windows defender is good enough, just keep it updated, if you need more download the Free version of Malewarebytes and run once a week / month.

Other good House Keeping is do a System Restore update regilary and dont for forget System Back Up and or System Image back ups.
I had Kaspersky on my Dell (it was free with my Barclays account) and it didn't seem to be hogging my CPU.

It was annoying when the licence expired that it kept notifying me of this at regular intervals.
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