Best Lightweight Anti Virus

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by johnnyftw, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. johnnyftw

    johnnyftw Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looking for a lightweight anti virus.. Also does running a anti virus kill battery life?
     
  2. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Avira free is my pick. Also, whenever anyone talks about what's a good anti-virus, they always take into account the resource usage. In other words, you should check out the other favorite anti-virus threads.
     
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    yuyi64 Notebook Consultant

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    Another vote for Avira. No, I haven't found that using a light AV degrades battery life.
     
  4. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    AVIRA ANTIVIR PERSONAL 9! FTW!
    The most powerful free AVs with lightest resources currently.

    Avast! 4.8 Home Edition is slightly heavy resources.
    I heard that Avast! 5 Home Edition is going to lower it resources.
     
  5. nklive

    nklive Notebook Evangelist

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    I am using AVG 8.5 and it feels very light and secure. If you disable it or uninstall it you will something like 20-60 increase in 3Dmark06 score which is nothing and also it will not affect your SuperPi score at all (CPU benchmark tool)
     
  6. kegobeer

    kegobeer 1 hr late but moving fast

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    And the latest virus update for AVG tells you that your iTunes is infected! No thanks. When it comes to anti-virus I prefer NOD32. Incredibly small footprint, not a resource hog, and is constantly ranked in the top 5 antivirus applications.
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    While NOD32 is great, it isn't free. Avira is pretty good and it's free, so it gets my vote.
     
  8. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    I do agreed with you. AVG 8.5 was totally a *()*&^%$#$%^&*&^% for me.
    However, AVG did accompany me for years until last few months, I switched over Avira and found it is WAY better than AVG.
    NOD32 is strong and light resources but it is not FREE.

    We should cast a vote for BEST FREE AV in this topic.
    And BEST PAID AV too.
     
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    avira. tried so many, and i'm sticking with this one.
     
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    kegobeer 1 hr late but moving fast

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    Had the OP asked for free, lightweight antivirus applications, I wouldn't have recommended NOD32.
     
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