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#1 natasha_m

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:31

Hi guys, I've recently got a new computer so am building it up with the software I use.

I thought to put in some sort of AV or/and Firewall - I have a question

Is it important to have both an AV and a Firewall? Or just one?

Also what is the best, easiest to use, most effective LIGHTWEIGHT AV software out there you could recommend?

I find Norton really heavy as in big and so many options - I want something simple that just does the job I need it to do - scan for viruses

Thanks


#2 CCRATA

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:37

Antivir

#3 Navan

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:44

AVG Free Edition, works fine. :)

#4 y2kboy23

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:21

Personal favorite of mine, Avast.

#5 Sethos

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:25

NOD32 is very light

You don't exactly need a Firewall, but It's always great to have as an extra security layer.

#6 CoolCatBad

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:26

You can"t do better than Avast, as long as you disable everything except the Standard Sheild.

#7 Marcel T

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:29

AVG Free Edition, works fine. :)

If we're talking lightweight in regards to relative install file sizes then AVG is defintely NOT lightweight at 45MB. It's not free but NOD32 is an easy recommend. as if it wasn't going to be recommended (actually already has been).

#8 zerologic

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:34

Lightest: Avira
Best: Kaspersky

#9 soldier1st

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 14:56

pc tools antivirus free.

#10 -Frylock

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 14:58

NOD32, hands down.

#11 +Ryster

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 15:01

NOD32 is very light

You don't exactly need a Firewall, but It's always great to have as an extra security layer.

Don't need a firewall? Are you serious?

What happens when the next Blaster or Nachi comes along that exploits an unpatched Windows flaw and installs itself without any user intervention whatsoever?

I agree with Nod32 though.

#12 [deXter]

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 15:05

NOD32 is one of the lightest AVs around. And having a firewall installed is a good idea. Whether you really *need* or not depends on your usage, your environment, etc, but generaly it's recommended to have one. I would recommend Comodo or Online Armor as your firewall.

#13 anonymous_user

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 17:45

Avira. Light and powerful.

#14 Navan

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 17:49

If we're talking lightweight in regards to relative install file sizes then AVG is defintely NOT lightweight at 45MB. It's not free but NOD32 is an easy recommend. as if it wasn't going to be recommended (actually already has been).

I think he means light on resources instead of filesize....
Am i right?

#15 Jasur

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 17:51

Nod32

Light on file size, System Impact Low.