Maybe time to switch to another anti-virus?
Never had any problems with AVG, or NOD32 with downloads/installs, slow downs, or other annoyances…...no viruses as far as I know.
I stopped using Norton at least 15yrs ago as it was invasive and slowed my computer…..but that was then, and can’t say it would
be the same today. But tagging C8 as a threat is a major pita.
liked your caustics test method mate, but I’d be seeing stars by #3.
But a glass of Penfolds Tawny helps steady the hand and clear the mind…..good for the heart, too.
Had to have a go at caustics and did this Dark Crystal. I had to bump the intensity to 500, and photons to 70k to get enough caustics. Just an experiment.
“All good fun” -bwtr