Light/good antivirus/firewall

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Supermiguel, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. Supermiguel

    Supermiguel Notebook Evangelist

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    I have been away from the windows world for about 3-4 years... Whats a good light and good antivirus? same for firewall?

    note: Dont really care about price
     
  2. yuyi64

    yuyi64 Notebook Consultant

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    For a setup that's light on system resources just use the Windows 7 firewall and Avira, Avast, or MSE (choose only one) for your antivirus.
     
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    I second yuyi64 suggestion.
    :)
     
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    Windows firewall + Avast! or MSE.

    If you want to go paid, Nortron has actually gotten decent, Kaspersky is rather resource heavy but good too.
     
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    I'll second tijo's recommendation of MSE coupled with the built-in W7 firewall. If you're willing (and feel the need) to pay, Norton Internet Security is a great suite: very, very resource-light, top-of-the-heap security, and extremely frequent and transparent updates.
     
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    There are many good and powerful anti-virus program as:
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
    Eset Nod32
    Eset Smart Security
    Bitdefender

    Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Bitdefender is more powerful on virus detection, but they occupy much resources than Eset program. If you always play games on your computer, I suggest you take ESET anti-virus program.
     
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    What she said.

    I used Bitdefender before, I didn't like it that much. It stops every single process you are trying to do and asks you if you want to allow it.

    I'm currently using Windows firewall + Avast! and it's good.
     
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    In my experience, Avast is lighter than Avira, and I'm also using it on an old and slow computer.

    However, people tend to recommend Microsoft Security Essentials as the the most lightweight AV around, so it's worth checking out.
     
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    Trustport AV and Outpost firewall , the firewall has lots of great options , many more than the win firewall , if you like setting your own rules . It even has an auto rules creation if your not into setting your own
     
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