Needless to say, McAfee has some issues beyond interfering with games that needs to be sorted out. Wouldn't recommend under any circumstances. It's hilariously the one AV that hands out free licenses like candy as well (there's a 90% chance that your ISP offers the base version for free if for some reason you do want this).
I can tell you that we had lots of independent studies that were run on ALL AV's (meaning no one paid them to jink results, as both paid and free av's were reviewed), and I can tell you that the top 3 consistently with the least amount of false positive and most caught real viruses were:
I can also tell you that some of that changed when AV engines were tweaked to 'try' to catch day 1 viruses, and now all AV's get more false positives.
But, I still have a subscription to one of the better, if not the best, AV Comparitives, and those 3 are consistently in the top.
MS is about middle of the pack, with it not catching a lot of even known viruses.
THE best free AV is Avira (dont bother with the firewall version, as it only uses the windows FW, whereas Symantec uses their own Firewall software, which is much better than MS built in), as they use their same engine in free and in paid, and their updates are the same also (AV list updates). If you are using any other free AV, its worse than MS.
Personally, I use Avira and Malwarebytes (both paid versions), but I go light on the PUP's, and tell them to warn me when one is found, I never turn them off.
[Edited by Dave3d, 4/8/2017 6:22:27 PM]
Such as? Since the Windows Creators Update Defender now got its own Security Centre.
From there you can access the SmartScreen settings (I suggest switching to Warn Me instead of Block), the Firewall and Defender settings itself.
This security Center is crap
I never was a fan of SmartScreen and I can't find the quarantine. I'm getting really tired of it.
I'm getting this errors now from the Kingdom Trainer.
[Edited by golbez, 4/30/2017 8:25:17 AM]
* Updated game trainers and cheats daily
* Get notified when new cheats are added
* Request which games get new trainers
* Priority support with any problem