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#1 larami7

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:41 PM

I want to know what is the best free antivirus for notebook that consumes few resources. Thanks !!!



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:54 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Here are links to polls about this very subject:
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:37 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:

Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members: Here are links to polls about this very subject:

 

Can you recommend a free antivirus forever? Thank you!



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:51 PM

Well if you want recommendations (opinions from other members), do you mind giving us a few more information? Like what are your computer specs, what do you do on your computer mostly, etc. so we can try to identify your needs and find a fitting solution for them?

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:54 PM

Well if you want recommendations (opinions from other members), do you mind giving us a few more information? Like what are your computer specs, what do you do on your computer mostly, etc. so we can try to identify your needs and find a fitting solution for them?

 
 
It is an exo notebook brand, with few system resources.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

Can you recommend a free antivirus forever? Thank you!

And tell us what you mean be forever.

That sounds like you want to install one anti-virus solution and leave it installed for the life of the machine regardless of changes in the quality/performance of the product.
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

What operating system? Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP?
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

quietman, is it good to ask for a Speccy snapshot from the user here so we can have an idea of what kind of specs he's working with it?

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:58 PM

 

Can you recommend a free antivirus forever? Thank you!

And tell us what you mean be forever.

That sounds like you want to install one anti-virus solution and leave it installed for the life of the machine regardless of changes in the quality/performance of the product.

 

What I meant is that I want a free antivus, but only 30 days, as in the free trail



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:01 PM

 

 

What operating system? Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP?

 

Windows 7 ultimate



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:02 PM

larami7 can post requested information. We don't want to turn this forum into something it was not intended for (Speccy, MiniToolbox, etc) by just addressing what type of anti-virus we recommend.
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:03 PM

larami, are you able to tell us at least how much RAM you have and what CPU you have as well? These information can be found by going in the Start Menu, right-clicking on Computer and selecting Properties. They'll be displayed in the System window.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:04 PM

larami7 can post requested information. We don't want to turn this forum into something it was not intended for (Speccy, MiniToolbox, etc) by just addressing what type of anti-virus we recommend.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

larami, are you able to tell us at least how much RAM you have and what CPU you have as well? These information can be found by going in the Start Menu, right-clicking on Computer and selecting Properties. They'll be displayed in the System window.

2 Gigas de Ram



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:50 PM

So you don't have a lot to work with unfortunately. I would go with either avast! or Avira free. Both of them have a full free version of their Antivirus program (with less features than the paid versions, obviously). Also, they are less light-weight than the others (except if you decide to go with Panda Free, which is the lighest since it's Cloud-based, but a big consequence is that if you are going offline, you'll loose real-time protection) that offers a free version.

That would be my recommendations. I would also keep the Windows Firewall. In Windows 7, it's still a really good firewall.

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