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#1 ggb

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:15 PM

Just installed a trial of Kaspersky AntiVirus. It has slowed down my PC tremendously.
Am looking for an antivirus NOT Norton. Any advice would be appreciated, or how to configure Kaspersky as I like the job it does. Thanks in advance



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#2 acklan

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:52 PM

I have been using AVG Free Edition for several years (Sinice '03) and it is very sweet. Most of my computers are P-III 500Mhz with 512mb of RAM running W2k. Very light on resources and have yet to have a virus infect one of my computers.
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:05 PM

Same light use with Avast and AntiVir. On W2K you just don't know the're there. They play nice with ZA firewall free.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:24 PM

If kapersky is slowing you down, give the Bitdefender 10 a try, also Nod 32 has a smaller footprint, on the other hand, how much ram does your machine have?
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:07 AM

1 GB. Havent heard of Bitdefender 10 but Nod could be OK. Thanks

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:13 AM

Actually all freeware antivirus program mentioned here are listed in our " Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps" Forum.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:20 AM

I'll second either AVG (if you need a freebie) or NOD32, they're both good scanners with minimal system impact.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:56 PM

Thank you all for your input. Will now make a decision.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:54 AM

I have been using AVG Free Edition for several years (Sinice '03) and it is very sweet. Most of my computers are P-III 500Mhz with 512mb of RAM running W2k. Very light on resources and have yet to have a virus infect one of my computers.

I agree. AVG antivirus free never slows down your PC, even if only 128M of RAM!




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