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Windows 7: What's the best and the most lightweight...?

27 Sep 2009   #21
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Hi,
in my opinion Avira is very light AV.

If you ask about firewall, here is my scale (from lightest to heaviest):
Kerio 2.1.5 = DefenseWall Personal Firewall (keep in mind it is in beta tests) = Ghostwall > Rising Firewall Free > Ashampoo Firewall Free > PC Tools Firewall >/= Comodo FW > Zone Alarm > Online Armor >> Outpost >= Sygate FW.


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28 Sep 2009   #22
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Is VIPRE free?
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28 Sep 2009   #23
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Is VIPRE free?
No, but you can trial it for free.

VIPRE - The End of Antivirus Software As You Know It!
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28 Sep 2009   #24
SofTones

Windows 7 7600 OEM
 
 

Use DeepFreeze... all your HUGE antiV progs you can kiss goodbye.. and all the trouble they cause
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28 Sep 2009   #25
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I know most of you guys hate it but NIS 2010 is very light on my sys; usually using well under 10mb ram. Its even less with firefox closed. Very impressive for everything it does imo


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29 Sep 2009   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

At this moment, my NIS09 runs at 2.936K. NIS09 is great and has never been in the way. I also like that it scans at idle times. In the early days, I called the Symantec support a few times and they were always very helpful, both for the Internet Security and Ghost, which I also run. And good support is not obvious with many other companies.
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29 Sep 2009   #27
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

I've switched to NIS2010 too. It really is light on resources and so far does a great job. The one question many of the Anti-Norton crowd like to ask besides the now debunked "bloatware" and "system hog" claim is how hard is it to un-install? I can't answer this yet as I don't want to uninstall it. Has anyone tried to uninstall?
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29 Sep 2009   #28
myself

Triple boot XP Pro Vista Ultimate W7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Antivirus around?

How about Firewall?

Thanks!

I´m using Prevx 3.0 (removal and realtime) with Windows Defender (realtime) on Vista Ultimate and Windows 7.

Windows Firewall with W7 Firewall Control.

The ´lightest´ combination you can think on.
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29 Sep 2009   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I've switched to NIS2010 too. It really is light on resources and so far does a great job. The one question many of the Anti-Norton crowd like to ask besides the now debunked "bloatware" and "system hog" claim is how hard is it to un-install? I can't answer this yet as I don't want to uninstall it. Has anyone tried to uninstall?

To uninstall any Norton product, you have to use the Norton Removal Tool ( Download and run the Norton Removal Tool ). That works very well. The only problem is, if you have several Norton products installed (like I have NIS and GHOST), it will remove all of them in one run.
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29 Sep 2009   #30
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess Microsoft Security Essentials has been officially released now:


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