I have a licence for Emsisoft Anti-Malware. I think Emsisoft has a problem with Google Chrome's AppContainer Lockdown (tip of @Umbra at Wilders) All extensions were crashing. Maybe I could try again with all flags removed from Google Chrome.
Ah okay. The only software which I'm not using: Google ChromeOkay thanks to @FrankS I reinstalled Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
I had to change some settings to keep it running optimal with my laptop:
In Google Chrome I had to remove the "AppContainer Lockdown" flag otherwise it crashed.
I had to disable Windows defender from start-up in the task manager.
To keep the speedy start-up of my laptop I had to disable "Protect the computer even if no user is logged on" under Protection File Guard.
Settings I changed myself (no impact on the performance of my laptop):
Settings Privacy: unticked "Submit crash and usage reports"
Settings Notifications: unticked all except: "Computer restart notifications"
Protection Surf Protection set Privacy risks to" Block silently "
Protection File Guard: set PUP detections to "Quarantine with notification"
No I didn't want to add chrome.exe to the whitelist because I don't know exactly what that will do and if that lowers the protection.Ah okay. The only software which I'm not using: Google Chrome
I have disabled Windows Defender with O&O Shutup10 after I have installed Windows 10.
Did you try to add chrome.exe to Whitelist at File Guard?
On my laptop with 16GB internal memory "Activate memory usage optimization" didn't make a difference. However on the laptops of my kids with only 4GB of memory ticking it did make a difference and it was ticked by default. Another setting I changed was in settings updates turn off "Don't run automatic updates in Game Mode" because I noticed that on the laptop of my daughter there were no updates done for the 7 hours she played games full screen.For a better performance I have disabled the quarantine re-scan (Settings -> General). What about "Activate memory usage optimization"? Did you turned it off or on? By default it was disabled after installation on me. You could try it, but on some systems it will trigger some performance issues. The rest of your settings are looking good.
Avira will give you good, basic sig-based protection. Not much in the BB department, though, for good or for bad...After I got blue screens with Norton Security (still not completely compatible with the anniversary update) I had to change AV's once again...
So Norton and Emsisoft don't work on my laptop. I'm back to the free AV's.
For the moment I'm using Bitdefender Free Beta.
It runs great on my laptop, but I'm not completely sure of it's level of protection...
Any suggestions for a clean (not bloated) free AV with good protection that I could use together with VoodooShield (running in smart mode) ?
sounds good, maybe do a favor for all the voodoo fans over here at MT and put up a thread when the problem is triumphantly solved...