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#1 azmie

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

hi,i'm using win7 for my netbook.i already tried few free trial antivirus such as norton,avira,avg,mcafee,panda and the latest bitdefender.my concern is why the software make my web opening so slow.already clean the spyware and malware.defragment,clean disk as well.pls do recommend me antivirus that not effected my netbook performance.tq

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Moved to AV forum. ~ OB


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#2 Allan

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:42 PM

Hopefully you are not using more than one av at a time and you are uninstalling each as you install a new one. If you want a free AV, Avira and Avast are both highly rated.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

yeah,i know what you mean .i uninstall the previous antivirus using revouninstaller pro before install a new one.The system may conflict if having more than 1 antivirus installed.Ok thanks for ur answer.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:02 PM

As Allan stated both Avira and Avast are highly considered here and elsewhere.

Considering the limited resources inhering in netbooks they can be quit easy to overload.

I am not familiar with Avira but am with Avast. Have you tried doing a Custom install. This will allow you to pick and choose which protection features are installed. There by reducing the load on the system and helping to maintain it`s speed.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:39 PM

I agree with Thunderz, netbooks are a hyper specialized device for viewing the internet, and are very limited on resources. Since your AV is trying to scan and protect your system in real time, it's exceedingly easy to over tax the system, and may be related to your slow download speeds you also posted about.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:51 PM

I agree with Thunderz, netbooks are a hyper specialized device for viewing the internet, and are very limited on resources. Since your AV is trying to scan and protect your system in real time, it's exceedingly easy to over tax the system, and may be related to your slow download speeds you also posted about.


Sorry, but laptops are no different from desktops. Given similar configurations (processor, ram, hd speed) there should be little if any difference in performance between a desktop and a laptop.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:02 PM

OP stated that we are dealing with a netbook. Which is different and more limited in it`s resources.

Unless he has his naming scheme a bit turned around.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:05 AM

i'm using avast now.my netbook perform great.try avast and feel the different

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

OP stated that we are dealing with a netbook. Which is different and more limited in it`s resources.

Unless he has his naming scheme a bit turned around.

Thanks - I read "notebook" instead of "netbook" :whistle:

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:30 AM

Plus, did you run the REMOVAL tool for the respective AntiViruses to make sure its fully gone from the system?


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:54 PM

Thanks - I read "notebook" instead of "netbook" :whistle:


Hate when that happens.

I`m always struggling to get things just right through my trifocals. :blink:

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:57 PM

i'm using avast now.my netbook perform great.try avast and feel the different


Glad you found a satisfactory program.

Avast as well as Avira are always rated among the top AV`s and has served me well for a long time now.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

Thanks - I read "notebook" instead of "netbook" :whistle:


Hate when that happens.

I`m always struggling to get things just right through my trifocals. :blink:


:) - yeah, years do take their toll :(

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:44 PM

•Norton: Norton removal tool: www.norton.com/symnrt
•Avira: Avira Removal tool: http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-antivir-removal-tool and Avira RegistryCleaner (To clean up left overs from the program): http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-registrycleaner
•Avg: AVG removal tool: http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-tools
•Mcafee: McAfee removal tool: http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
•Panda: Panda removal tool: http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/support/card?id=55509
•Bitdefender: Bit defender removal tool/uninstaller: http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/333/


i'm using Advanced system Care3 to uninstall AV leftover files.did i need to use those uninstaller?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:49 PM

That's the only way to make sure its really gone. Those uninstallers are provided by the company themselves.

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