Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: looking for light anti-virus & browser

27 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

google chrome for fastest browser... firefox is what i would recommend for the lightest browser if you are skimping on system resources.

avast and mse take up around the same system resources... i've heard panda cloud uses less... but all of them are fine choices.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2010   #12


Agree with Manchot, Firefox is lighter while chrome is faster. Here is a link to an article that compares a few browsers, Chrome 4, Firefox 3.6
Opera 10.1(beta) and 10.5(pre-alpha), and Safari 4.0.4.

Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 3.6, Chrome 4, Opera 10.5, and Extensions - Browser speed tests - Lifehacker

About anti-virus I've only used Microsoft Security Essentials(and I love it) and AVG which I don't use anymore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 (My Idea)
NOD 32 version 2.7

Download NOD32 AntiVirus 2.7.39 -

Very small, yet powerful and fully USER programmable Anti Virus- And ESET has not yet pulled a LAVASOFT by suddenly YANKING definition updates for it!

IE8 - Seems like they got it finally, correct, so I am happy with that. I never liked the idea of installing more than one of a program that has a certain function. Why do I need 15 different Browsers? I don't so I use IE, since it is basically built in to the whole structure of the OS - If Microhard were to REMOVE it, if they were to provide an OS with NO native browser, THEN I'd use FireFocks or Chrome, but I hate those, I think Opera is the best "By Itself" browser: So if I ever need to install an excess browser, Opera it will be, if they still make it or if it has not been absorbed by Symantpoop.

But try out NOD32 2.7 - It doe not take over the whole PC like McNorton does. Fooey!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jan 2010   #14

Windows Seven Ultimate

Chrome takes up about 17000 kb of memory with one theme and Firefox takes up around 22500 with yet only one theme as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

if you are trying to say chrome is less of a system resource hog than firefox... that isn't true. check out that link freakazoid posted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 RTM x86

MSE + Google Chrome 4 is an awesome combination for netbooks with 1 GB RAM and 10-inch screens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7 (My Idea)

Just Downloaded MSE going to give it a try - But I still swear by NOD32 version 2.7!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 looking for light anti-virus & browser

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
XP Mode - Needs Anti-Virus - Needs Browser (?) - Vulnerability
I'm exploring using some legacy 32 bit programs in XP Mode. The first thing I encountered was a warning telling me that XP Mode needs an Anti-Virus. It is straightforward to install one, I've been running the free version of Avast and could install it. One of the 'selling points' for moving...
Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR
As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests. I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded. So after you take...
System Security
BSOD 00x50 vipre anti-virus conflicting with new anti-virus
I did a bonehead move of installing PC tools anti-virus before uninstalling vipre on my wife who's out of town. The kids infected it playing flash games. long story short, Her Gateway (win7 home premium) is on a a start-up loop. All I can get to work with a recovery disk is get into the DOS prompt...
BSOD Help and Support
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware
First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience :) i'm a noob looking for answers :o So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do....
System Security
How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections)
How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections) Source ...
System Security
recommendation that i got for anti-virus and browser
hi i got recommendation for most lightly anti-virus and browser for mini laptop (1.66 atom N280, 2G memory, Windows 7 pro) the MS Security Essentials anti-virus, and the Google Chrome for browser is it really the most lightly anti-virus and browser ? is there something better ?
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App