I have mcafee livesafe installed on my laptop with windows 8.1 i also have malwarebytes and am happy with both, recently i upgraded to malwarebytes premium free trial offer i noticed my computer slowed down , now that it's near the end of the free trial it keeps asking to upgrade at a cost. Do i need to to upgrade at another cost to me ,or does livesafe live up to it's name and am i still protected from all the new malware being reported
In the two weeks the Malwarebytes real time scanners could clash with McAfee's scanner try disabling it in the settings though it gets disabled in a day or two anyway. I use Malwarebytes free as a backup scanner running it manually weekly. Rarely finds anything that McAfee does not but this depends on your surfing habits.
I have both and yes it does slow things down to have both active. So now I only fire up Malwarebytes Pro for the occasional scan.
Let's not forget that LiveSafe provides a much more effective firewall than Windows own also, not to mention other features, such as Anti-Spam, Network Defence, Parental Controls etc.