I personally wouldn't bother with bitdefender because the computers that I have worked on the AV kept crashing lol (I laugh cause I think that is funny). I have tried norton, but really I cannot stay away from Kaspersky, because its a software that I trust, and have had no virus or any other malware on any of my computers since I have had it. But someone else that has it as well had malware and it got ride of all of them.
I also didn't mention in my first post that I am behind a hardware firewall too.
No doubt Kaspersky is good, I doubt anyone can dispute that. One very interesting fact that you and others may not be aware of: when your subscription ends it is cheaper to come as a new customer rather than to simply renew (i.e. it's best to not use the auto-renew feature). I found this from personal experience, not only with Kaspersky but other AV vendors as well.
The following partial quotes from an excellent article by Brian Krebs illustrate my point: ( full article here: https://krebsonsecur...for-a-safer-pc/ )
"Shop around: Antivirus companies make most of their money on renewals, and so steeply discount their products for new customers." and
"Re-buy, don’t re-new: Also, when it comes time to renewing your antivirus subscription, avoid paying full price for it through the annoying reminder pop-ups that show up on your computer screen; just go shopping online again for another deal and buy a new subscription."
I'll let you know if BitDefender crashes on me.
NOTE: I forgot to mention two things: I'm behind a router firewall and I use LastPass as my password manager.
Edited by CanDane, 20 February 2019 - 10:28 AM.