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24-Dec-2006, 06:48 AM #1
What Antivirus Program Uses The Least Resources?
I'm looking to install one of the big name companies trial antivirus product but want to know the one that uses the least or low resources.
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24-Dec-2006, 06:50 AM #2
Norton is a memory hog......
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24-Dec-2006, 06:52 AM #3
im not sure how these things are measured,but most folks swear by AVG
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24-Dec-2006, 07:27 AM #4
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im not sure how these things are measured,but most folks swear by AVG
I am looking for a big campany product though.
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24-Dec-2006, 07:36 AM #5
Why?
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24-Dec-2006, 07:47 AM #6
Take a look at NOD32

http://www.nod32antivirus.com/

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24-Dec-2006, 08:35 AM #7
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I am looking for a big campany product though.
AVG is big. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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24-Dec-2006, 09:57 AM #8
Check the ratings of the various products here; http://www.av-comparatives.org/ (the 2006 summary).

I use NOD32 because it is light on resources (essential when you have a 450Mhz CPU and 128 MB of Ram!) and routinely achieves ADVANCED+ in the various tests.
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24-Dec-2006, 10:12 AM #9
Nod32 came out best on resources in a UK mag review I read this year so I third that. Excellent detection rates too.
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24-Dec-2006, 10:47 AM #10
I was wondering is BitDefender an antivirus program?
Also how do you cope with today's programs with a computer like that? Then again it was only a few years ago I was using a Pentium II 233 or 234Mhz computer with 40mb ram, wasn't connected to the net with it though.
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24-Dec-2006, 11:26 AM #11
Hi,

From what i read of this

http://antivirus.citationsoft.com/go...FR2AMAodtQ-ENA

Bit Defender is a full Internet Security package with a variety of components. AV & Firewall

Why pay very good free alternatives are available.

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24-Dec-2006, 01:54 PM #12
I was referring to just the antivirus package, for some reason I thought BitDefender products were more additional security orientated rather than traditional style. I have downloaded the free version 8, I assume it's free because it's a bit out of date but I haven't installed it yet. I realize free products can be very useful but I have found that they often don't compare in features or security to paid for products.
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24-Dec-2006, 02:04 PM #13
Panda isn't that heavy. Personally I would just stick with AVG free.
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24-Dec-2006, 02:14 PM #14
Ages ago I used the free version you spoke of but I can no longer find it and there updates weren't very regular
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