Your post may help others who find it.
I once had McAfee way back on a Gateway 2000 with Windows 95 for maybe 3 months, then went with Norton for a number of years along with Spysweeper for additional protection until Norton also became bloatware. About then Webroot who made Spysweeper expanded it to become a full antivirus program so I have stayed with Webroot ever since. Good, strong, efficient, and getting better all of the time.
You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.