What is the best anti-virus,firewall in terms of load on the processor ?

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  1. Laptopaddict

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    I am looking for an anti-virus,firewall that puts the least amount of load on the processor to minimize power consumption
     
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    antivirus avira or eset nod32.. firewall windows is sufficient
     
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    Wrong subforum -this should be in the security subforum.

    Otherwise:
    Some people run best with free software, others prefere paid software.

    Personally I'm a fan of Kaspersky.

    But please read the advice in teh securit subforum too, it can be found here:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1046
     
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    Norton Internet Security 2009.
    If you want to buy a full security suite which has strong overall protection and is also very light on resources, buy NIS.
    NIS 2009 (and 2010, currently in beta) can't be compared to any of the older versions, the suite is very much improved.
     
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    Agreed. If you want a good, lightweight security suite and are willing to pay some money, take a look at NIS 2009.

    If you'd rather use free software, Avira Antivir (antivirus software) and Comodo Firewall Pro are two good programs that are light on resources and are very effective. On my computer, Avira is currently taking up 1248 KB and Comodo is taking up 3652 KB.
     
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    Kaspersky 2010 for the win :)

    I tried NIS 2009 and got infected from a banner ad
     
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    Is Kas light on resources in idle mode ? ( I don't care if it takes 100 % of CPU during scans)

    What is the typical load on the processor of the lowest resource AV's ?


    I am running AVG free at the moment and most of the time, the task manager indicates 0 %
     
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    Avira and Comodo idle at 0% CPU usage for me.
     
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    As far a I am aware yes.
    I think KIS 2010 needs more RAM than KIS 2009 - and there is a potential memory leak in KIS 2010 - but CPU load is low.

    You can actually work on your computer during a scan, but it will be slower.

    If you buy a license for KIS you can instal 2009 or 2010 - and as long as your withing your 1 year license you can upgrade.

    So it may be an idea to instal KIS 2009 and wait for a new release of KIS 2010 due to the memory leak.

    I just had a look at the task manager - never more than 10% for both KIS processes, sometimes 0% but this is a very, very, very rough measure...
     
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    Windows Firewall + Avast = fine for me

    cheers ...
     
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