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Windows 7: Anti-Virus with the lowest consumption of system resources.

26 Feb 2016   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Good to hear
You don't have to associate an email account with it just click Later
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Also you can turn off the news popups too easily,
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Also you can turn off usb protection if you only use your own flash drives..
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26 Feb 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

EiRaSAdoyC
I notice your specs. You have 2 gig of ram.
Why both operating systems?

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OS Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86 and x64)
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26 Feb 2016   #13
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I have found, to my surprise, that Norton is easiest on resources. Only MSE was comparable in my opinion. Even running music software, where Norton is still considered anathema, I had no trouble. I ran it as a free trial and was very tempted to stay with it. For paid AV, I think it is excellent. I found Panda caused slow startup. As did Avira. I stay with MSE, it seems to do the job and is light.

Definitely a cooler pad is a must! One with dual fans will keep you cool. Some of them also have USB outlets, a nice feature when your laptop is maxed out with the few they give you.
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28 Feb 2016   #14
EiRaSAdoyC

Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86 and x64)
 
 

Sorry...I'm not around much therefore reply slow. Been too hectic here, so not using the PC a lot these days.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
EiRaSAdoyC
I notice your specs. You have 2 gig of ram.
Why both operating systems?

Quote:
OS Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86 and x64)
I had a gaming system before and have used both 32 and 64-bit. Depends on the system I have available at a given time.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
I have found, to my surprise, that Norton is easiest on resources. Only MSE was comparable in my opinion. Even running music software, where Norton is still considered anathema, I had no trouble. I ran it as a free trial and was very tempted to stay with it. For paid AV, I think it is excellent. I found Panda caused slow startup. As did Avira. I stay with MSE, it seems to do the job and is light.

Definitely a cooler pad is a must! One with dual fans will keep you cool. Some of them also have USB outlets, a nice feature when your laptop is maxed out with the few they give you.
For cooling, I'm tight on money, so for now, I've done a poor man's cooling - opening up the laptop's base panels and lying it inverted. That helps somewhat with getting the heat out, but I suppose I'll save up for a proper pad. As far as the anti-virus goes, I installed Panda and the first thing it did was delete BitTorrent and Daemon's Tools' files saying that they're viruses when they're not. It didn't even ask me...just deleted them before I could even get to the settings. I managed to restore the files from a backup, but this lowers my rating of Panda. Also, the GUI is laggy and slow and it uses the same CPU processing power as Avira did. I've kept it for now...but if it doesn't change, I'll go back to MSE. As Michael said, it really is light, compared to Panda and Avira.
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29 Feb 2016   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh yea got to have those torrents they don't use any resources
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29 Feb 2016   #16
EiRaSAdoyC

Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86 and x64)
 
 

Well, BitTorrent doesn't use any unless it's re-checking files. Right now, Panda's at a low resource usage, so that is appreciable, though it's not so much the resource usage as it is about deleting files without asking me.
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29 Feb 2016   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EiRaSAdoyC View Post
For cooling, I'm tight on money, so for now, I've done a poor man's cooling - opening up the laptop's base panels and lying it inverted. That helps somewhat with getting the heat out, but I suppose I'll save up for a proper pad.
As this laptop is 10 years old, has it ever had a "hardware dust cleaning" ?
If not, some cleaning might help with keeping the temperature down.
Can you feel warm/hot air coming out of the exhaust vent, so you know air is flowing through the laptop to help keep it cooler ?
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