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Anti Virus Software that doesn't slow computer


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#1 DesperateHelpNeeded

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:32 AM

I don't know much about anti virus software. I'm looking for reputable reliable anti virus software that isn't going to slow down my computer too much. I don't care if it's free or not, I'm willing to pay for it. Does anybody have reccomendations

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:56 AM

What are you currently using for an antivirus?
Which ones have you used in the past that slowed down your computer?

There is no one size fits all when it comes to security programs. What works for you might not play nice with my computer.

Right now, I use Eset Smart Security. It works great for me and the other systems I have it installed on.

Since you mentioned you don't mind paying for one, I suggest you try some of them out.

You will be able to try out the full suite which includes a firewall or the AV only.

The major players, including Eset, have fully functional free trials. Try one of them, see if it works for you. If not, try a different one.

There are also the free products which I cannot help you with since I have no experience with any of them. Others will offer suggestions for those.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:37 AM

Queen-Evie is right. There is no one size fits all when it comes to AV software.

 

In my opinion, I found BitDefender Free to be minimal in resource consumption, that is according to task manager. But, task manager doesn't know everything. Also, it seems minimal due to its user-interface. This is all opinion.

 

Currently, I use Panda AV for my primary security software. It too seems to be minimal.

 

As Queen suggested, try several free versions and figure out which one works best. An AV software with the least amount of memory consumed is not necessarily the best for your setup. 



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 01:28 PM

I'm currently using norton 2014 but I worded the question wrong, I'm looking for somebody else who is interested. They had problems with mcaffee and are not interested in trying norton. I suggested that they try out some free trials and also sent them a link to the eset smart all in one page. Thank you both very much



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 01:33 PM

If you are looking for a lightweight and fast AV, why not give Emsisoft Anti-Malware a go? It's both lightweight and effective.

Global Moderator quietman7 has an explanation of how Emsisoft Anti-Malware works here.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:22 PM

My personal recommendation is either Emsisoft Anti-Malware NOD32 as they both leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources.

For other alternatives see...Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 19 August 2015 - 03:31 PM

I am having a good experience with BITDEFENDER FREE

 

Very unobtrusive


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

Emsisoft Anti-Malware combines its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus so you get the best of both.
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