I have two computers that came with McAfee Antivirus software, and now that the subscription period is over, they no longer have any obvious function, and I would like to remove the program to free up some resources. I've yet to do so, because I'm not sure if the program still provides any protection or not, since it throws false positives for trojans when I run HouseCall. I'd like some insight from you knowledgeable folks over here.
The machine I'm currently using is an Iconia W500 tablet running 32-bit Windows 7. It came with McAfee Antivirus Plus which includes Security Center (version 11.6), Virus Scan (v. 15.6), Personal Firewall (v. 12.6), Site Advisor (v. 3.6), and Quick Clean & Shredder (v. 11.6). My other computer (which I am unable to access right now) runs 64-bit Windows 7, and has a similar McAfee suite. I use Ad-Aware and HouseCall on both machines, and the more powerful one has MalwareBytes, and I am not opposed to installing antivirus software to replace McAfee, but I'm not sure what to use.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you for reading.