I just found a 13 year old laptop that’s running windows 7. I wanna use it as to torrent some media and try running a plex server on it. I found some old nostalgic games on it that I likely can’t find again and can’t run on newer windows versions, so I don’t wanna change to a different OS. I tried Microsoft security essentials, but it says it can’t update its registries, it’s probably not supported anymore. Windows defender also can’t update.
I’m looking for a virus scanner that doesn’t give annoying pop ups and is minimalistic because it’s slow enough as it is. Tried Bitdefender but its not compatible with my system. Are there any good ones out there? Do I even need a virus scanner?