Paul many times recommended that most home users are perfectly fine running Windows Defender as their main protection on Windows 10. Couple of months ago I stopped paying for protection software and used Defender since. I’m pretty happy with it and Windows ‘felt’ snappier in comparison to the paid antivirus.
However many antivirus test sites like AV-Test or AV-comparatives argue that Windows Defender slows down the PC noticeably and consume significant resources. I’m thinking about moving to a cloud based solution like Comodo Cloud Antivirus or Webroot, as in theory, they should use less system resources – which is something I need on my Atom based Windows 10 tablet 🙂
What are your observations? Is Windows Defender the best choice for low end PCs?