Best/fastest anti-virus for Vista use?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by slayerfaith1982, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. slayerfaith1982

    slayerfaith1982 Notebook Evangelist

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    I just got a notebook and it comes with trial McAfee preloaded onto it. I've heard both Mcafee and Norton are resource hogs. Along with Vista being a resource hog, this leads to slow performance. Does anyone have a suggestion for a FASTER, efficient and reliable virus/spyware/etc. program (also inexpensive would be nice too be not necessary)
     
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    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    NOD32 is reported to be the fastest, but not free. AVG Free and Avast are also very good, and they are free.
     
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    Notebook Solutions Company Representative NBR Reviewer

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    My friend also recommends NOD32. It uses only 8 MB of memory and does a full scan is 10 minutes, according to my friend though.
     
  4. slayerfaith1982

    slayerfaith1982 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hell that's way better then Mcafee and Norton isnt it? Those programs use like tons of RAM don't they?
     
  5. Eleison

    Eleison Thanatos Eleison

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    I recommend Avast if you're looking for free. It outperforms a lot of commercial offerings like Norton & McAfee.
     
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    bmwrob Notebook Virtuoso

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    Damn, I just read a review/comparison of AV apps last night but can't remember at which site. NOD, Kaspersky and TrendMicro all did well. I don't remember which free apps were tested, but Avast and AVG have been recommended many times by folks here and several other sites I visit.

    Not too long ago, in PC World I believe, even Norton AV was given a great write-up. Apparently, the lastest version has been slimmed down and works very well, though with its long history and reputation for being bloated, I'll go with Kaspersky if I return to Windows.
     
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    vaio2k7 Notebook Evangelist

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    There are so many threads on this subject but I use AVG for antivirus and anti-spyware. Both are free, fast, and resource efficient.
     
  8. eyecon82

    eyecon82 Notebook Deity

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    ive tried avg and avast..used avg..switched to avast to see if it was any better...slowed down my computer significantly...with a t7300 and 3gb ram..so went back to avg..love it..and have used it for the past 2 years or so without any problems
     
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    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

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    As vaio said there are tons of thread on this but...i use AVG, and Avast. I also recommend NOD32 like the others.
     
  10. Triple_Dude

    Triple_Dude Notebook Evangelist

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    Avast user right here ;).

    If you're looking for commercial-ware, look no further than NOD32. 3rd party tests have shown it to be the fastest and most accurate Anti-virus program around :).
     
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