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If you are a "safe-surfer" you might be able to get away without an anti-virus, however it is advisable to have one - just in case.

I used to believe the hype about Windows Defender being as god, if not better, than other AV solutions, so much so that I left it to do its good work on new PCs that I configured for family and friends. That is until they started getting infected by simple "drive-by" browser attacks.

So I have returned to my old standby which is Symantec (not Norton) Endpoint Protection - the client is 'free' and requires no license and will run standalone - you just have to find a copy.

SEP is not at all intrusive and you can turn off many of the options if you want (e.g. firewall), but above all it doesn't spend its time trying to protect your credit card, save your passwords or any of the other bells & whistles that commercial AV software tries to use to stand out from the competition.
So old that I did my first coding in octal via switches on a DEC PDP 8

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