Fastest anti-virus program

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by hooper1, Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. hooper1

    hooper1 Notebook Geek

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    So regardless of price, what are the fastest anti-virus programs for XP and Vista? I'm tired of my system grinding to a halt for 8 hours while my virus program runs a system check.
     
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    danny2001 Notebook Consultant

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    8 HOURS!? Holy moly... Avast, set to scan all files and archives, takes about an hour an a half to complete a full scan on my laptop... of course I only have a 60Gb drive. I usually have it set to scan in the middle of the night, so it doesn't do it while i'm using it.
     
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    arjunned Notebook Deity

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    the fastest?? Eset Nod32 AV v3... absolute minimal resource hog!! and fast scans... recommend it to anyone...:)
    For free antivirus you could even try avira or avast... if your looking for some free AV then i'd recommend avira...
     
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    oh its fairly priced too...:)
     
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    hooper1 Notebook Geek

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    Thanks so much! Yea, my hard drive is only 80MB and I've tried both Norton and McAfee and it's an exercise in sheer frustration.
     
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    Orlando Guy Notebook Consultant

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    80mb? what is it a 386 or something? Maybe time for an upgrade?
     
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    80 MB HD can be scanned in seconds. Is that a micro hard drive in a cell phone?
     
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    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    AVG free is fast. Norton AV 2008 is also worth trying. Avast, Avira are to name a few other freebies.
     
  9. Gintoki

    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

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    Antivir works very fast for me with a 400GB HDD and it's almost full.
     
  10. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Second the antivir. It scans my 7k200 with 100 GB of used data in about 1-2 mins.
     
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