posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:06 AM
Haven't had an active AV for probably 15 years, only one virus in that time. If careful, don't need one. MS Defender is crap honestly.
Sophos that someone suggested is good, it handles the worst threat (ransomware) neatly, so it's a good choice. Don't know if the free version does it,
but the pay version does, and that is the real threat. But then, if you just have system restore turned on, doesn't matter.. only the nastiest
prevents system restores (kill restore points), and you can just restore even encrypted ransomware files.
Usually a pop up while browsing is a fake alert. Simply immediately restart your computer. Or kill the process. Still restart though. : )
I don't care for the hit on resources, so don't run an AV actively, just scan once a month or so. And IE is fine. Edge is ok, just sucks in general as
a browser. Chrome is ok with adblocker. But this is ATS, so.. go TOR and browse with duckduckgo. : )