I don't regard tracking cookies as a big deal these days, so I wanted to know if that's all it was. In fact I use CCleaner to keep only my selected cookies.
I'm happy that MSE is as good as any for the important stuff so I'll stick with it for now. A new improved MSE Version 2 was released about a week ago by the way (arrived in a whisper from MS - for contractural reasons I guess).
I've tried most free AV's. They all have their pluses and minuses so it boils down to personal choice I guess.
Thanks for the prompt feedback.
We all live on a ball.