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Windows Best lightweight Antivirus for a Netbook?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Fazed, 11 Oct 2010.

  1. Fazed

    Fazed Minimodder

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    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.

    Ta.
     
  2. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Minimodder

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    Comodo is nice and doesn't take up too many resources.
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    microsoft security essentials
     
  4. minimad127

    minimad127 CPC Refugee

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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,
     
  5. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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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.
     
  6. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    +1
     
  8. Gryphon

    Gryphon What's a Dremel?

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    Yup, MSE :)
     
  9. Fazed

    Fazed Minimodder

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    I went with the general consensus, MSE it is.

    Seems fairly unintrusive, no noticable impact on performance.

    Cheers Chaps:thumb:
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'd have to agree MSE
     
  11. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    Having recently tried Avira and Avast I am back on MSE.
     
  12. allan29t

    allan29t What's a Dremel?

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    For low resources consumption is good MSE.
     
  13. Tasslehoff

    Tasslehoff What's a Dremel?

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    Microsoft security essentials
     
  14. jbloggs

    jbloggs What's a Dremel?

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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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    Banty4u live
     
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  15. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    Also +1 for MSE.

    + MBAM for one-off-scanning when you think somethings wrong.
     
  16. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    I use Trend Micro on mine for that same reason and have had no complaints from my side
     
  17. dave454

    dave454 What's a Dremel?

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    i use avira for all pcs including netbooks and slower machines and it always runs very lightweight on all machines.
     
  18. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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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)).
     
  19. jdcrispe95

    jdcrispe95 Windows XP ♥

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, I use it :) it also has a unsafe IP blocker.
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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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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