I don't what else to tell you, I'm reporting my experience on 2
machines. It slowed them down so much they were un-usable.
Besides, I'm not sure I want all my 'eggs' in a Microsoft 'basket'. For
them to make an A/V utility is really kind of an oxymoron.
If another works I guess it should be fine. I oft hear from the people
who seem to "know" that a couple of the free ones work fine. The only
reason i switched the MS was to put all in one so to speak. The only
real trouble I ever had with others was when MS would do some update.
Some times it would take the 3d party people a while to find a way for
their stuff to play nice with the new MS.
MS as far as I know does not create viruses. The Windows platform is
of course hit much more with them since they have something like 90+% of
the market. Why would someone want to spend a lot of time writing
Mal-ware for something that only has a few percent of the market. I just
figured MS would be less likely to put out an update that screwed up
their own AV. If they ever do I guess it's nice that there are still
free choices to switch to though. The only problem I had with Avast was
Rosetta Stone. If I did a quick scan nothing happened, but if I did a
full scan it would set off alarms calling the program a virus. No big
deal as I only rarely did the full scan, and I am sure they must have
fixed this by now.
I met a Genie today that said she would grant me one wish.
"I want to live forever," I said.
"Sorry," said the Genie, "I'm not allowed to grant wishes like that!"
"Fine," I said, "then I want to die after Congress gets their heads out
of their a$$e$!"
"You crafty bastard," said the Genie.