I was just reading some Tweets and an associated Hackernews thread and it reminded me that, now that I’ve left Mozilla for a while, it’s safe for me to say: antivirus software vendors are terrible; don’t buy antivirus software, and uininstall it if you already have it (except, on Windows, for Microsoft’s).
I’ve been saying the same thing here on OSNews for a decade now: antivirus software makers are terrible companies. Don’t buy their crappy software only to let it infect your machine like a virus that slowly hollows out and kills your computer.
Stick to Windows’ built-in Microsoft tool.
The day that Windows defender rises up from the bottom of the AV-Test and AV-Comparatives list, I’ll give it another try. As things stand at the moment, Defender slows my systems down. Bitdefender Free, Panda Free, and the ad laden 360 Total Security with Avira and Bitdefender engines added in, all let the machines that I service run better. Maybe with the next feature update to Windows 10, will Defender run better than the competition. Time will tell.