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Windows 7: what is the most light antivirus for mini laptop

18 Jan 2010   #1

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what is the most light antivirus for mini laptop

hi
what is the most light antivirus for mini laptop ?

thank's in advance

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18 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goldE View Post
hi
what is the most light antivirus for mini laptop ?

thank's in advance
I'd say the lightest AV is no AV, but if you really need one AFAIR very light AV is Avira Personal Free also this AV has very good detection rate:
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18 Jan 2010   #3
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I would go with MSE. All things considered, this is probably your best choice. http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
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18 Jan 2010   #4

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

a-squared (a2) uses 620kB memory for realtime protection:

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/56018-squared-uses-620kb-memory-realtime-protection.html

it seems to vary a little bit, depending on exactly what i´m doing,
1 hour ago it was 780kB, right now it´s 992kB.
but it stays below 1MB, doing it´s job in the background, can´t be much better can it ?

userinterface ~11MB
scanning: ~110MB, might go up to 180MB

a-squared (a2) is also very good at detecting, and has received several awards.
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18 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm using NOD32 but i don't know if it's really the "lightest" Antivirus...

On idle :
GUI : 1 556K (1 632 K when the antivirus Window is open)
KERNEL : 36 020K

While scanning system drive (Smart scan) :
GUI : 2 996K to 3 248K
KERNEL : MAX : ~55 000K -- AVR : ~41 000K
Max UC (on Dual-core) : 48% -- AVG : 2-30%

The best is to try. If it's too much of a hugger, uninstall and try another one. The only thing with NOD32, is that it takes just a little more time to start the computer. ^_^ ...and it's not free.
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18 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

I've using Microsoft Security Essentials on my HP netbook with Windows 7, and it's doing a great job. Excellent protection and no slowdown of the system.
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18 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I use MSE on an XP with 512MB of RAM and it's like having no Anti Virus on it and I have not had any Anti Virus on it for 2 years so I know what fast is.
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19 Jan 2010   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

The most lightweight and good AV for you is Avast 5 beta.
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19 Jan 2010   #9

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Clamwin is very light; unfortunately it's also bloody useless!
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19 Jan 2010   #10

 
 

Avira is nice and light.
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