the Adlice techs may be able to help resolve the lock up issue, when the scan finishes on my system, it brings up a website for solutions to remove PUP's (potentially unwanted programs). are there any other antivirus programs running at the same time which may be blocking roguekiller attempts to cure the problems found? figuring out the cause of the lockup would be helpful, I have not had that happen in win7 nor win10.
if you use your computer to pay bills and have no active protection then you are basically living in a glass house on the internet and waving your personal data to anyone that cares to look at it. that may sound alarming but identity theft is rampant, everyone that connects to the internet (in any way) should really consider having some kind of protection. or maybe you're just trolling here.
that's really hard to respond to without knowing how you use the interwebs. Malwarebytes can be used for free but the premium version gives better protection all the time, RogueKiller has a free version also but the premium version has better tools/settings that make it easier for the "less savvy" computer users to handle.
have you tried running it in safe mode yet? Malwarebytes also has an "anti-root kit" utility but I don't know if it's free or a pay utility. That is the utility that found some issues on my home theater PC but didn't seem to be able to permanently clean them like RougeKiller did.
eset is "top of the line", and can be considered worth the cost for peace of mind. however.... once rogue killer is installed and run, you may be alarmed at the extent of shenanigans going on under the hood of your operating system and browsers.
there is another app I run in conjunction with malwarebytes, rogue killer finds things that malwarebytes does not find. this doesn't mean malwarebytes is bad, just focused on other areas. Rogue killer (by Adlice software) saved me from having to wipe my home theater PC after it got some nasty bug that malwarebytes found but didn't seem to be able to remove.
My apologies, I misspoke (mis-typed) a little bit, here is what I meant to say: maybe if you harass them enough they'll just quit putting out the magazine, then the rest of us that enjoy the magazine and this forum will be irked.