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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:17 am
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I'm looking for an anti-virus utility that requires as system resources as possible. I play it fairly safe with my connection. I'd like to get something good the first time so I don't make a big mess of my registry installing uninstalling a bunch of different application suites.
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I personally use trend micro's security suite. It works very well.
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Trend micro is great not really friendly with system resources but IT IS a lot friendly than Norton or McAfee. Also take a look at AVG or Avast they are low on system resources, at least Avast is.
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AVG for detection is horiable. Go to avast.
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I would definitely have to agree with that Smile I am a huge Avast fan myself, never have used AVG, when I see it I remove it immediately.
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Hmm , my 03 Norton Anti-virus just expired (Never renewed, just did a clean install of windows when it expired)and I don't think that it has ever found anything wrong with my computer. But my computer has gotten virus attacks and failed to boot. Would this anti-virus be better? I hope its true that it uses less resources (256 ram isn't that much lol).

My virus subscriptions are 2 months old and I don't feel safe. I'm gonna try this.


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I would have to say it is one of the best free anti viruses. I had a few customers that use Norton and I found viruses on there with Avast... there was one case where Avast didnt delete an imbedded trojan with Norton on the system but I used SysClean to remove it
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It uses less resources but it takes a while to open up files.
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What does Norton? Norton is slow in my opinion, from the last time i used it it was awefully slow
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Anything with active scanning is going to take longer opening files.

Smallest impact for full performance is still probably Avast, AVG might be quicker, but I don't trust it, I've had some things slip by it on my network.

The best is going to be to corporate side of Norton, Symantic Antivirus 10 or 11, but it's not cheap.

Best overall, stick with Avast Home.
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AVG is horrible... I would get Panda before AVG, TrendMicro is one of the best though.
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PostPost subject: Re: anti-virus help
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What's VRDB for?
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In Avast it is Virus Recovery Database
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I woke up the other day and Norton decided to delete some of my sysadmin tools after they've been on my computer(s) for 5-6 years... Evil or Very Mad
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yea norton can get those evil notions some days.
Part of why I haven't run it for like 3 years.
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Norton = living hell for your PC... Id rather have a virus than Norton Wink
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I've gotten use to it over the years. I should probably look towards other brands. I stopped using McAfee maybe 7 years ago. Our school offers that for free, but I bet will start offering Norton because Vista doesn't allow one to use McAfee, and it's against our college's policy to run without a virus scan (or something like that)...
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Yeah my school offered Norton for free and I can still get SAV and NAV for free but I stay far far away from it.
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for vista, just run avast home, it works.
As does onecare, CA's E-Trust and I think now PC Cillin has one out for the OS.
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Yeah Avast is what I only use, it does what I need of it.
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