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Old 11th Oct 2010, 14:45   #1
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Best lightweight Antivirus for a Netbook?

Hi folks,

I'm looking for an Anti-virus / Internet Security package for a fairly low spec netbook, ideally something that doesn't hog too many resources, as it's a single core CPU, with 1GB of RAM.

Any pointers would be really helpful.

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Old 11th Oct 2010, 15:01   #2
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Comodo is nice and doesn't take up too many resources.
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 15:03   #3
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 15:20   #4
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going on this
http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...od_aug2010.pdf
and taking this into account with the information here
http://www.raymond.cc/antivirus/idlemem.html

i would say Avast is the best bet at the moment although i am not entirly convinced about the memory usages in the raymond website i cant seem to find any other comparisons to get figures for them

and going on firewall depending on what you are doing with it so long as you have sensible browsing habits and a hardwear firewall, the included windows firewall should be up to the job,
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 15:32   #5
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What this man said.

It's the least intrusive AV I've found, tried AVG, just lagged my system really bad when it scanned. M$SE doesn't do that.
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 16:12   #7
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 16:45   #8
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Yup, MSE
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 18:01   #9
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I went with the general consensus, MSE it is.

Seems fairly unintrusive, no noticable impact on performance.

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Old 12th Oct 2010, 19:39   #11
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Having recently tried Avira and Avast I am back on MSE.
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Old 13th Oct 2010, 08:25   #12
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For low resources consumption is good MSE.
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 14:09   #13
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I tried a few on my laptop, including Microsoft Security Essentials, but the best one I found was Avast...
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 15:49   #15
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Also +1 for MSE.

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i use avira for all pcs including netbooks and slower machines and it always runs very lightweight on all machines.
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I use Avast on all of my computers without any problems but I would try out MSE if running on a more lightweight platform (the slowest system I have is a Athlon II M500 (2.2ghz dual core)).
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Old 17th Oct 2010, 15:20   #20
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MSE is pretty good, There's also a new version of AVG out not sure how good it is though.
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