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What Antivirus Program Uses The Least Resources?

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  1. person

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    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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    Norton is a memory hog......
     
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    im not sure how these things are measured,but most folks swear by AVG
     
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    I am looking for a big campany product though.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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 I have downloaded the free version 8, I assume it's free because it's a bit out of date but I haven't installed it yet.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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    Panda isn't that heavy. Personally I would just stick with AVG free.
     
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    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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