what is the lightest antivirus ?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by kazzaz, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. magichater

    magichater Notebook Enthusiast

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    avast works for me
     
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    tango3065 Notebook Consultant

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    I have used Avast for years until we we were given a free 1 year home subscription to Vipre anti virus and anti spy ware by Sunbelt after we purchased a enterprise edition and it is great. Avast is pretty low on resources but Vipre is noticeably less. Also according to the tests Vipre is better but who knows.
     
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    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The problem with tests is that the company's tests always rate their software amongt the best.

    There does not seem to be a normed test for antivirus software.
    Basically, if it works for you - stick with it, if you've had a problem, change it (or if its too slow, etcetera)
     
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    Yep there is no set standard on AV tests.
     
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    try AVG, I really like it, havent noticed any performance hits
     
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    Dr Web, Nod32, F-Prot, VBA, Command, KAV, Avira are all well-known lightweight AVs which should all run without any performance hit on your computer.

    Add to that list Norton AV 2009 which I am using on my laptop. The first time I have used Norton since 2001.
     
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    bitdefender total security 2009 :)
     
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    Just upgraded to KIS 2009 from 7 - it seems to run faster...
     
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