So I have a new Windows 10 laptop, and I want to protect it. I want an antivirus & firewall that is effective, but also discrete and not a ressource-hog. The options I see right now:
1. Windows Defender. It's built-in with Windows, so pretty efficient and optimized, and already there. But historically the security Microsoft built into older versions of Windows was pretty basic, more of an after-thought. I don't know if that's still true in Windows 10.
2. McAffee. It's the one my university recommends. I've heard nothing but bad things about it.
3. AVG. It's free and popular. It's the one on my mom's computer; lately it's been popping up massive ad windows pretending she's at risk to sell her paying versions of the program.
4. Other antivirus software are available online, but I have no idea which is the best one, nor which websites offer objective and up-to-date reviews to inform my choice.