This has come up in bits and pieces in different threads over the years, but I thought it might be interesting to get current thinking. I have recently come back to using my Windows machine more and using my light weight Linux laptop more for portable computing. Mostly it was just to not let myself get too rusty on Windows. I'll likely go back and forth. All my key apps are multi-platform, so it's pretty seamless. I got thinking about this noticing that the current update of Malwarebytes Free has changed. Their formerly free Internet intercept protection is now rolled into the Pro update you have to pay for. Up until now I have been using Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Free (manual scan) and the Intercept protection (free) and I've done fine as far as I can tell. However, should I consider more? Work gives me a free subscription to McAfee Internet Security, a fairly well-reviewed suite. It runs (no choice) on my work laptop and seems to do fine in terms of not bogging down the system, although, to be honest, with my work network it would be hard to tell. However, I have previously resisted using it at home. Is Malwarebytes Pro or something else enough better that I should consider paying for ir over either my current setup or McAfey? So, I'm just curious what folks think about the current state of virus/malware protection and what solutions you are using and why. TIA, By the way, I'm generally suspicious of these companies. They have too much of a vested interest in raising paranoia.