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Good anti virus for older pc?


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#1 Sega Dude

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:46 PM

I have an old HP e-Vectra that I need anti virus software for. It has a 733mhz processor and 196mb of ram. I have tried running AVG 9.0 on it but it slows the computer down. What is a good free anti virus for this pc?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:35 AM

What operating system is installed on this machine?
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:47 AM

If you Genuine Windows XP you should try microsoft security essential or Avira
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:52 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials will not run on such an old computer. I ran it on a computer with a 1.2GHz GPU and 768MB of RAM and it was painfully slow. It would take a couple minutes to open a folder or program because of MSE's realtime scanner. It also removed known malware sites from my custom Hosts file. That computer is now running Avast, which seems to run well on that computer. However, it might not run as well with only 196MB of RAM. What OS are you using?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:01 AM

If you ask me you should get an old version of Ubuntu Linux(don`t know if it is supported)


I was running I think version 7.10

On PIII with 870MHz 256Mb ram

It was pretty good...
Graphically and as well as for basic use like browsing etc..........
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