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Light Anti-Virus for Windows 10


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#1 TheUW

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

Hello. I am looking for a light antivirus I can use on Windows 10. I'm using Bitdefender Total Security right now and I'm having slowdowns with startup and opening the browser. All I'm looking for is a light antivirus that isn't very intrusive and I'm willing to pay. I am generally safe on the internet and never got an infection.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

If you don't mind paying, I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they are effective but leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources which slow down performance. ESET and Emsisoft Anti-Malware also have the added advantage of blocking the installation of most Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) (such as adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers) if you enable that feature.

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See my comments in Choosing an Anti-Virus Program and Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools for more specific information as to why I recommend these programs.
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:22 PM

Thank you quietman7



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

You're welcome.
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