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Which Paid anti-virus leave a small footprint?


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#1 SmurfonWheels

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:03 PM

Which Paid anti-virus leave a small footprint? I'm just looking for light weight douse not pull the PC down.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:10 PM

Repeatedly our very own quietman7 suggests ESET's NOD32 for the very reason you ask.

http://www.eset.com/us/support/download/home/

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:18 PM

I prefer Webroot, I have heard good things about ESET tho!


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:22 PM

thanks for the fast reply Yeah ESET's NOD32 i will try that out, i looked at the forums and i see ESET's NOD32 keeps coming up for light weight AV



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:17 PM

Just to throw it out there, there is also Emsisoft. I do not know how it compares with ESET though.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:41 PM

Emsisoft compares very well to ESET...both leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. I use both without any issues. Although if you use Emsisoft, it is not necessary to use a separate antivirus solution since EAM combines its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:58 PM

Panda Anti-Virus (paid for) also leaves a small footprint. There are probably several other reputable paid for AV programs that each leaves a small footprint; however, another crucial concern is the performance/quality of the AV program. Rest assured, SmurfonWheels, most of these bleeping staff members are bleeping experts and/or most knowledgeable on this subject.


A plus point is that most AV programs allow for a trial period for users to use the AV for a free period of time that is usually 30 days at the max. So, you might as well test some of them to find out which one you prefer the most and/or which one you think that you should have.


I'll let animal, quietman, and so on take it from there.

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 05:50 AM

i tried out ESET and bitdefender both seem light, douse bitdefender leave a small footprint? i have never tryed out panda hmm 



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 06:49 AM

Then take advantage of the full trial periods for each but for only one at a time. That will give you more time to evaluate each anti-virus and more time to make a final decision
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