I finally got around to getting a new firewall/antivirus. I got BitDefender's Sphere.
The main reason I wanted to get rid of AVG is it has become a memory hog. Of the processes running below, 3 should not be.
My email client was off. AVG support could never answer me as to why it continues to run. It always has 10K memory running then I stop the process, it restarts, then only has 4K. The Identity Protection and the Online things are both turned off in the UI. I've never used them. Again, AVG support could never tell me why they are still running. I don't want them to run. At times, the Identity one has had over 50k of memory and I not have browser or email client open.
This is what BitDefender is running. Brand new, still got all sorts of stuff turned on until I figure it out. Two processes. That's all.
Right out of the "box", I was immediately unhappy, though. Without explanation, a popup came up, asking me why I was uninstalling something. It took me a few seconds to figure out what was uninstalling. BitDefender apparently can't play with SpyBot S&D. And I'm not too fond of the "We'll take care of everything for you" mentality of the software. No, you won't. There's some programs (especially games) I want to interact with the internet once then never again.
But I do like how it is set up. Very intuitive so far. Easy to get around the guts of it. Still learning. The Sphere version was for 3 user unlimited devices so I can install it on our phones and tablet. No information in the email or in the download on how to do that, though. So on the one hand, "Here, we will do it for you" but on the other "You're smart, figure it out yourself". Sigh.