I know I could be in trouble asking these questions, but as of today, what is a lightweight free AV that people recommend? This is for an anti scam savvy user. I've been using Avast free since it was released, but my understanding is it's no longer baggage free.
I've tried Windows Defender, but it doesn't talk to me enough, it doesn't appear I can control it enough, eg on Avast I can do a boot-time scan. I can turn off (not install) all their "shields" and only have "files shield", etc.
I found this but it is 2014, suggesting AVG vs Bitdefender vs Sophos. Still accurate?