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Av And Firewall For Slow Computer?


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#1 trashcan7

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:40 PM

Ok, I have another computer, which is a really slow and old Windows 2000. Which antivirus and firewall are suggested for this computer? I'm looking for one that has a simple interface and does not take that much of the resources. It does not have to have the best rating in searching for viruses or getting updates, I just need one that will be suitable for a slow computer.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:50 PM

There is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. We can make suggestions, you can install a program, then find out the program makes your computer run even slower.
You just have to find one that plays nice with your system.

For a firewall, Comodo has a free version for Windows 2000. The reason I know this is because when I installed Comodo on my new computer last month, Comodo interface was different than it was on my other computer. Yesterday I did some checking and searching-found out I had installed Comodo for 2000 AND XP instead of the version for XP and Vista. I now have the XP/Vista version.

http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/dow...d_firewall.html

Click the Version 2.4 (for Win 2000 users) tab.

edited to correct a spelling typo

Edited by Queen-Evie, 26 August 2008 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:28 AM

Try Avira Antivir Personal (free). It uses limited resources, but the drawback is that it doesn't scan E-mails.
Sygate is also a low-resource firewall.

Links to both may be found here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

Computers are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. You may need to try various applications and combination to find the one that works best for you, so keep the link bookmarked.
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