Recommend me a light weight AV

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Primes, Feb 18, 2016.

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  1. Marecki_clf

    Marecki_clf Homo laptopicus

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    Bitdefender FREE. The lightest and the most efficient.
     
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    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    touché.

    Although I use 4 OS' divided by my WS', yes.. I use Macro$hats product too.
     
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    ratinox Notebook Deity

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    And utterly borks Cygwin.
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Bitdefender will never come near my machines ever again. I've had to reinstall Windows twice because of Bitdefender, it blocks way too many things, I've had it break system restore, and it's just generally annoying. Thanks but I'll be keeping Avast...
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    That and the fact that the free version is not supported on Windows 10.

    I'd rather load a virus on my system than to load any Bitdefender product.

    Their engine is not bad in terms of detection and speed, but their buggy software since years is what spoil it.

    For example, other companies such as Emsisoft and BullGuard use the Bitdefender engine but their AV doesn't cripple the machine or destroy it altogether like Bitdefender does.
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Yeah but detection rates and performance are lower.

    I honestly don't worry about it too much. I don't remember the last time I had a virus.
     
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    pigulici Notebook Guru

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    I use Avira on my laptop with win10, and work well...
     
  8. E.D.U.

    E.D.U. Notebook Deity

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    Good stuff peeps. Good timing too. I've been using Norton Internet Security for the past year. I discovered half-way through my subscription year that it was performing some DPC latency-inducing tasks in the background whenever I browsed (Network "Intrusion Prevention" they call it). These latency spikes would cause annoying audio dropouts whenever I was listening to music and browsing at the same time on my laptop. Once I disabled the intrusion prevention, the dropouts mostly disappeared; ironic right? Anyways...my subscription time is up in a few days (had all of it :rolleyes: ), so I think I'll happily make the jump to Avast Free AV 2016. I'll take Matrix Leade--I mean Pheonix's advise on this one ;) . No more paying for stuff that will only send me on a troubleshooting goose-chase.
     
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    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    When installing Avast or Avira, I always select custom install and only choose the AV component. Don't want no HTTP scanning or mail SSL scanning slowing down anything. I use ABP (Adbock Plus) so all I need is a file scanner.
     
  10. E.D.U.

    E.D.U. Notebook Deity

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    I'll be sure to do that too, thanks.
     
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