If you feel comfy with your product, that’s the most important thing. It’s just we are here to talk about security software, so it’s normal all of us will have different opinions. One will defend Kaspersky and will like any comment that contains Kaspersky @harlan4096 , another one will like F-Secure @upnorth, third one will defend Norton @fabiobr , 4th one will defend Trend Micro @BVLonI agree with you about them being dodgy, but it works for me. Here are some thoughts on it, as I've been using it for quite some time now.
I like the UI and that 360 is highly configurable. It does some things very well. For example it can list every suspicious unknown file it has uploaded to the cloud, along with the verdict. I've found that usually other antiviruses do not show what files they upload. It never takes more than 24 hours for them to analyse files. Something else of note is that you can manage licensing from within the UI. It shows what devices you have installed the premium version on and it lets you remove the license from any of these PCs, so you can install it on another PC.
Since they improved the performance in late 2018, it is now one of the lightest antiviruses. It never noticably slows down my system, even when doing its daily scheduled quick scan. Prior to that it was was fairly light, but it's much lighter now. While they are constantly fixing bugs, surprisingly, I've actually never found it to buggy. I can't recall ever having issues with bugs. While I'd be happy for antiviruses to stick with just being antiviruses, the junk cleanup and speedup features do work very well. The junk cleanup won't delete any needed files and supports cleaning junk from a very large number of third party apps, which means it is able to clean a lot of junk. The registry cleaner, while being something that is not needed, is at least safe to use and if run with the default settings won't delete any needed registry keys. In contrast, the cleaners included in other antiviruses, usually include only an extremely basic junk cleaner and sometimes a registry cleaner which will not actually list any of the issues it has found, so you can't actually see if wants to delete any needed registry keys.
For me, the only major downside is the highly annoying ads in the free version. This why I upgraded to the paid version and licenses are cheap on eBay.
Having said all of that, it works really well for me, but I usually wouldn't recommend it to others.
We are geeks and we are here to talk. That’s not s bad thing.
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