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Windows 7: looking for light anti-virus & browser


26 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
looking for light anti-virus & browser

hi
i have mini laptop (with windows 7 pro) and i looking for the most lightly
anti-virus and browser.
from yours experience, can i get any recommendation?

thank's in advance

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26 Jan 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

For AV go with MSE and for a browser I use FF... Hope this helps..
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26 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sure!

I can recommend Microsoft Security Essentials for a lightweight browser. Good security, fast, and does not slow the computer.

For the most lightweight browser out there, try Google Chrome. Blazing fast and tiny.

I have used both of the above programs extensively.

BTW MSE=Microsoft Security Essentials.
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26 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Agree on MSE, but I like IE8 as I think they finally got it right with Windows 7. Best browser I've ever used.
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27 Jan 2010   #5

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

hi !

goldE: PLEASE do a search before you create a new thread !

here you have a couple of threads to take a look at:

AV With the Smallest Footprint

what is the most light antivirus for mini laptop

Which AV is most ressource friendly ?

another thread related to the subject, might be of interest:
a-squared uses 620kB memory for realtime protection !

short summary:
Avast uses a lot less then MSE, but a-squared uses less then 1MB when idle in the background & not scanning.
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27 Jan 2010   #6

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 
hi

Hi I would say google chrome or firefox I like chrome better it feels lighter faster and slimmer and avast 5 free, for antivirus or kaspersky for a paid antivirus and of course Malwarebytes for security with your antivirus.
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27 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Agree wih reece. I use firefox but every now and then I use google chrome. I would say chrome is lighter, but firefox just has more add-ons which I like. I use Avast and that is pretty light. Malwarebytes is also a light program and a very good anti-spyware program.
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27 Jan 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
For AV go with MSE and for a browser I use FF... Hope this helps..
Same here....
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27 Jan 2010   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Google Chrome for lightweight browser.
Microsoft Security Essentials for lightweight anti virus
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27 Jan 2010   #10

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

MSE light ???
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