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#1 Eddie7

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:45

Anyone have an idea of what the best lightweight antivirus is? It can be paid as I think paid will include more features. Thanks!


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:50

MSE?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:54

If it's Windows 7 or maybe Vista MSE would be OK. It runs horrible on XP, IMO.

My pick is Avira Antivir. Lightweight and has worked well for me. I use Kaspersky myself for a paid option.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:55

My vote goes to Microsoft Security Essentials. Use it on all of my Windows computers. :)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:58

Anyone have an idea of what the best lightweight antivirus is? It can be paid as I think paid will include more features. Thanks!


"Lightweight" and "More features" are sort of opposite. You can have leightweight with more features, but only compared to another with the same amount of features.

MSE is good enough, free and very unobtrusive. It might use slightly more RAM than some other solutions, but who cares about that.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:59

MSE on Vista/7

Other then that, no recommendations.

#7 OP Eddie7

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:04

I was going to say no MSE but I guess all of you guys convinced me to use it again! Thanks!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:15

MSE or NOD32. :)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:23

Nod32

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:24

I'm switching away from ESET Nod 32. I hate it. Sorry guys.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:24

I was going to say no MSE but I guess all of you guys convinced me to use it again! Thanks!

yeah MSE has really improved since it's 1.0 days

I've personally been using it since the 2.0 connect beta

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25

yeah MSE has really improved since it's 1.0 days

I've personally been using it since the 2.0 connect beta

Ahh thanks. Any opinions of how it is please?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:28

Ahh thanks. Any opinions of how it is please?

not really much to say, I hardly notice it's there most of the time, the only time it bugs me is when it notices an infected file (which is to be expected)

it keeps itself up-to-date and it runs an auto quick-scan weekly in the background

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:28

Ahh thanks. Any opinions of how it is please?


55MB for the service and 5MB for the interface for me!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:30

55MB for the service and 5MB for the interface for me!

it's about as light weight as you can get aside from good ole ClamWin :p



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