Advice Request AV/internet security recommendation

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Level 1
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Aug 31, 2023
Hi all, looking for your AV recommendations, currently i'm running ESET on my laptop/media server, but the additional features cause it to be sluggish sometimes combined with some false positives i'm looking for a light non replacement since the license expires soon.
Current shortlist is:
- Bitdefender
- ESET renew (if everything else is heavier)
- Gdata
My priority is set & forget and light on system resources, combined with good protection since i'm downloading quite a lot.

Other recommendations are welcome and would love to hear your experiences with them, currently not considering Kaspersky since i've heard alot of companies / countries are not using it anymore, i'm afraid it will hurt Kaspersky in the longer run.
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Level 1
Feb 17, 2024
Latest Norton test on this forum was a bad one though, let through some trojans :(.
Norton is a very solid product, and generally consistent across reviews. That does not mean that that it is infallible though.
Norton will soon start integrating features from Avast to make their product even better.

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