I no longer use any ‘always on’ third party Antivirus software on any of my Operating systems, and I haven’t for some time. I rely heavily on my expertise, current systems, and applications setups and experience to keep my self as protected as possible.
I realize that most users do not have the extensive training and skills that I do. So I recommend most Windows users use Microsoft’s built-in Windows Defender AV – it is surprisingly good. AND doesn’t jack up as many systems as do nearly all paid solutions.
Microsoft is now REALLY stepping up the game in system protection.