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Discussion in 'General Security' started by Wepynx, Jan 25, 2015.

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  1. Wepynx

    Wepynx Thread Starter

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    Panda Free, Bitdefender Free, 360 Internet Security, Avira Free, what one works better on low spec computers ?
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Define "low spec" please.
     
  3. flavallee

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    Do the following in that computer:

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

    Information about your computer will appear.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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  4. Wepynx

    Wepynx Thread Starter

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    Sorry it took so long to get back here guys. My buddy is running on 2 gb RAM, that's really all I know. Looking for something light that won't slow him down.
     
  5. flavallee

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    Where's the requested log?

    We need more information besides knowing it's running with 2 GB of RAM.

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  6. Wepynx

    Wepynx Thread Starter

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    Go it.
     
  7. Wepynx

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2557 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 715394 MB, Free - 706140 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0F4491
     
  8. flavallee

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    You appear to have a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop.

    It has 4 slots and supports a maximum of 4 GB(4096 MB) of RAM and uses DDR PC2700(333 MHz) or DDR PC3200(400 MHz) modules.

    Your desktop appears to have 2.5 GB(2560 MB) of RAM, so I'm guessing 2 slots are filled with 256 MB modules and 2 slots are filled with 1 GB(1024 MB) modules.

    256 MB + 256 MB + 1 GB(1024 MB) + 1 GB(1024 MB) = 2.5 GB(2560 MB)

    There's no need to add any more RAM, so leave it as it is.

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    Panda Free Antivirus 2015 is what I use in Windows XP computers.

    It's light-weight and runs in the background and does its job without any intervention from the user.

    Avira Free Antivirus is popular here, but I've never used it and can't comment on it.

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  9. Wepynx

    Wepynx Thread Starter

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    Thanks flavallee. I appreciate all your help. take care buddy.
     
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  11. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    iwrconsultancy,

    I've deleted the content of your post as linking to your own site for this purpose is seen as spam/advertising which is not permitted.

    Thanks for understanding.
     
  12. flavallee

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    You're welcome. :)

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  13. iwrconsultancy

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    Cookiegal, the only reason I came here was because a searchengine ranking check alerted me to the fact that the name of our company was being maligned - we were, seemingly, being called malware authors by a poster to your forum. I set the record straight on that one, and in passing, gave a link a page on our site for another person who was looking for tests/reviews of AV packages. I can hardly see how that is spam or advertising.

    I hope that sets matters straight.
     
  14. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Yes but that was due to a false detection on the part of AVG so it's only natural that the poster would think it's a virus and we also set them straight on that but thank you for posting further clarification on that matter.

    Here in this thread I'll quote the passage from our rules page:
    Posting a link to a website you're affiliated with for information is considered advertising as it will direct users to that website thereby increasing traffic and creating some benefit, especially if products and/or services are sold there.

    Generally speaking, users should post links to studies and/or information on third party sites that they're not affiliated with. Some exceptions may be made but in this case the poster was asking for a comparison between four named products, two of which don't appear in your comparison and a third is listed there but hasn't been tested. Also, some big names are notably missing from the list. This combined with the fact that the comparison is outdated and results of this nature can and do fluctuate very quickly makes it of little use when there are more current and comprehensive comparison studies available.
     
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