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Windows 7: The most lightweight antivirus?

30 Oct 2010   #21
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Avast and Norton uses the least RAM.
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Microsoft Security Essentials
Proof?? MSE is one of the heaviest AV using more than 80 MB RAM.
I agree with you Dinesh. So if you have at least 4gb RAM, go for MSE or get a new AV that is much lighter and more effective.


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30 Oct 2010   #22
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...and the title of the thread is?
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31 Oct 2010   #23
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Raymond.CC Antivirus Performance Benchmark Test

An antivirus considered lightweight on one computer won't necessarily be considered lightweight on another.
Awesome site mate!
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31 Oct 2010   #24
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

"The most lightweight antivirus?" Easy, Panda Cloud Free
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31 Oct 2010   #25
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Avast and Norton uses the least RAM.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials
Proof?? MSE is one of the heaviest AV using more than 80 MB RAM.
I agree with you Dinesh. So if you have at least 4gb RAM, go for MSE or get a new AV that is much lighter and more effective.
Hi, we're talking about the most light-weight anti virus.
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31 Oct 2010   #26
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I'm a little surprised that MSE would be high on RAM usage. Being that it's a Microsoft product I thought it would be suitable for ANY PC needing free protection (that won't slow you down). However, as I observe some of these other competing companies, I am always having questions about some of the things they offer. For instance, Trend Micro Titanium now offers cloud-based technology and protection. That means (from my assumption) that if you're in an area with no internet, and plugin an INFECTED USB DRIVE, Trend Micro wouldn't detect anything because it would need an internet connection, right? If that's the case, then that surely can't be very safe/reliable...
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31 Oct 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is a fact that MSE uses 50 to 80MBs of RAM (which is more than most other AV programs). However, in this day and age where most PCs come with 4GBs of RAM, that may not be such a big problem. What is more important is the interference in the daily processing. And in that regard, MSE is pretty low key.
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31 Oct 2010   #28
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I'm a little surprised that MSE would be high on RAM usage. Being that it's a Microsoft product I thought it would be suitable for ANY PC needing free protection (that won't slow you down). However, as I observe some of these other competing companies, I am always having questions about some of the things they offer. For instance, Trend Micro Titanium now offers cloud-based technology and protection. That means (from my assumption) that if you're in an area with no internet, and plugin an INFECTED USB DRIVE, Trend Micro wouldn't detect anything because it would need an internet connection, right? If that's the case, then that surely can't be very safe/reliable...
No that's not the case. Every cloud AV keeps a cached copy of its update database which works when there is no internet connection.
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31 Oct 2010   #29
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I didn't know that about cloud AV's keeping a copy of the updates locally. That would make sense to keep you better protected...
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31 Oct 2010   #30
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

I've been using ESET Smart Security for a while. Works wonders for me it's fast lightweight and worth it.

http://www.eset.com
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