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anybody know light alternatives/anti malware/virus programs

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#1 Zach6656


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

Hi i am a former windows expert but am now a linux enthusiast (not a noob, i've been using it for over 5 months now) but have lost my grip on windows and my poor laptop is just FLOODED with malware... i have a dual boot and i need to figure out how to get my PC running decent with only 4gb of ram and a dual core 1.0ghz processor... or are there any light launchers that i can use instead of the stock launcher/DE... no im not switching to linux and i have a dual boot set up already so thats that... the thing is i want to use windows and not have it be a pain in the (well you can figure that for yourself cx) it would be helpful if you didnt derstroy my windows and no im not playing lose/lose.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 10:50 PM

Hi Zach6656 :)

First of all, if your Windows partition is infected with malware, I suggest you to get checked up in the malware removal section first. There you'll be assisted by a trained malware removal helper that will help you get rid of every infection on your system. In order to do that, you have to post a thread in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section. You have to follow the instructions in the preparation guide prior to posting your thread, since it contains the steps to follow when posting it.

Now for your other question, you want an Antivirus and an Antimalware for your system that won't use a lot of resources, is that right? For an Antimalware, the two best choices at the moment are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Anti-Malware (while it's an Antivirus, it can also be used as an Antimalware, the free version, the paid one is a full features Antivirus). As for an Antivirus, do you want a free or a paid solution?

I also suggest you to read quietman's article on how to choose a proper Antivirus solution for you, since it highlight everything you must know when looking for one, and it helps you know what you need to look for in order to make an adequate decision that fits your needs.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:49 AM

If you choose to post a log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum...after doing that, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can closed this one.

As for your topic question, my personal recommendation is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is also a good choice for the same reason and so is Kaspersky Anti-virus.
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