Last night I installed Kaperskey Internet Security 2014 on both my PC and my Laptop. I ran it for about 1 hour and quickly decided I hated it for the following reasons:
- Too many notifications (even when I seemingly turned them off in settings)
- Had to confirm connection to home WiFi network every time I logged in
- Three web browser extensions, all IMO unnecessary:
a. Safe Money
b. Virtual Keyboard
c. URL Checker
- Every time I ran some of my own batch files to cleanup Windows I had to confirm. No way to turn this off.
When I tried to uninstall Krapersky on BOTH machines I got a fatal error which locked up my computers forcing me to reboot. When I got back in to Windows my keyboard AND mouse were not working (remember, this is both computers).
I tried everything I could think of to fix the kb/mouse. I tried restarting in safe mode, Windows Startup Repair, System Restore, different hardware on different USB ports, SFC /scannow, etc. but nothing worked. So at 3 AM last night I proceed to re-install fresh copies of Win 8.1 on 2 different computers! LOL.
Anyway, I am fed up with anti-virus programs nowadays. They are almost worse than having an actual virus! They hijack everything in your computer and affect both the user experience and performance. I am so fed up I have reverted to just using Windows Defender and Firewall.
Ideally what I would like is an antivirus that really does nothing till i tell it to scan, then it can find the most number of threats. I would like it to basically do nothing until I tell it to scan. (I used to use an older program called Comodo Cleaning Essentials which didn't run in the background, you just started it when you wanted to check for threats, however, for some reason it doesn't work anymore and IDK why.)
Is there such an anti-virus program out there? If so, please let me know.