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: Lightest Footprint Anti Malware

20 Jul 2009   #11
ivanmor

Windows 7 (ultimate_rc_x64_347803)
 
 

Avast has never failed me, and runs like a charm on my x64


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Jul 2009   #12
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

ESET NOD32 has a small footprint and I believe it is the best paid for, security suite.

Believe it or not so does Norton 2009/2010, it has lost a lot of weight...shoulda won celebrity fit club. It so funny because I lost so much respect for Symantec for being such a hog I would never give it a try, even if it was free, however it has changed.

I used AVG free for a long time, I still do on a few home machines. Its very light weight and non intrusive.

I am using MSE now, mainly because I want to give it a shot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2009   #13
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I love and use avast, especially the boot scan. I only wish they had that option in the console where you can tell it to run a boot scan, then it will shutdown, then run the scan automatically while rebooting. Unless I missed it, someone show me. I wonder if MSE can run along side other AV software. I like teaming Hitman Pro, and Previx with my Avast.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Jul 2009   #14
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

My advice is on these three products: Norton AV 2010, Kaspersky AV 2010. I like Kaspersky cause it never gave me much trouble and I like how it is very detailed. It has excellent detection rates, likewise Norton. However, Norton is less complicated/ user friendly. Huge User Base to help you out with. Quite fast tech support.

Trial out both of these and choose between the ones you like. Both are excellent though, I can assure you that.

If you would rather same money (like me), then go for this combination:

Comodo Firewall
Avira Antivir
Spybot Search & Destroy

This will be enough to protect you as long as you use Site advisers and don't visit sites with a reputation for malware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2009   #15
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I use MSE. It has been better then what i expected. I dont feel the bloat as i have previously with other programs. And it has been getting some great reviews about its detection rate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2009   #16
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
I used AVG free for a long time, I still do on a few home machines. Its very light weight and non intrusive.
Actually, no, it's not. In the many, many tests I have read while trying to decide on new security software, AVG was ranked one of the highest hogs of system resources.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2009   #17
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I agree. AVG has (or so it seems) more resource hungry with every iteration. As Morra is currently not an option I am trying out avast. It seems to work fine. Funky interface and I like the idea of making the painful process of anti malwaring your machine fun. Watching Dollhouse last night on headphones and Avast startled me out of my pants by announcing it had up dated. I knew about the voice but did not see that one coming. Props for the unique moment in my very long pc life
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2009   #18
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I agree on the issue that Avg 8 is a memory hog, version 7 was ok. Off topic, anyone using Avast know to tell it to perform a boot scan? So far I only know about it doing that during initial installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2009   #19
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
I agree on the issue that Avg 8 is a memory hog, version 7 was ok. Off topic, anyone using Avast know to tell it to perform a boot scan? So far I only know about it doing that during initial installation.
here's what you need to do. Open avast and click on the control center icon and this menu will appear.
Lightest Footprint Anti Malware-capture.png

Schedule your boot scan timing and you're done.
Lightest Footprint Anti Malware-05schedule.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #20
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the tip dinesh.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Lightest Footprint Anti Malware




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What's the Best Anti-Malware?
This is another question we get all the time here and, as with Anti-Virus software, the question is impossible to answer. For the purpose of this thread, I am differentiating between viruses and other types of malware. For information relating to Anti-Virus software click here The following...
Security Basics
Changing File Decription for link to Malware Bytes Anti-Malware
Have been using Win 7 Ultimate x64 for quite a while but tonight ran into a small problem. I like to keep the titles for links very short and want to rename "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" (I am a registered, paid user) to simply "Malwarebytes". I am listed as an Administrator and I used LockHunter to...
System Security
best anti-malware anti-spyware-antieverything?
just clean installed windows 7, looking for just a couple anti- things to keep EVERYTHING clean, dont mind paying already have Avast! so an anti-vvirus program isnt needed, thanks for the help guys
System Security
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
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
Anti-virus and Anti-Malware?
Hey everyone! I had a question I can't find on the fourms, maybe I'm not looking right, but my question is can i run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Microsoft Essentials Anti-spyware and Virus protection at the same time? I just want to be sure.:sarc:
System Security


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 07:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App