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

01 Oct 2009   #31
gswilder

Windows 7
 
 
NIS2009 or NIS2010

After leaving Norton 5 years ago, I returned a year ago when then completely revamped NIS2009. Installs in 1 minute. Light on resources and minimal impact to PC operations. Very pleasantly surprised.

Just installed NIS2010 on a new Win7 install. Seems to work great so far.


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03 Oct 2009   #32
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

I've tried a dozen-odd antivirus and firewall solutions and I think these are the best there is:
A/V: NAV 2010: Total footprint: 12-15MB
Firewall: Comodo 3.11 with D+: Footprint: 15MB

The two combined give the user a ridiculously secure setup that can shut out pretty much any trace of malware in addition to providing all forms of leak protection (unlike ESET ESS, Avira ISS etc). Too bad NAV has some issues at the moment that prevent me from recommending it wholeheartedly. Until Symantec (& Kaspersky) fix some niggling issues with NAV & KAV, Avira and GData are a wee bit better although they're memory hogs.

That said, the lightest (and one of the best) firewall I've ever tested is the age-old Kerio (Win98, XP, 2000). With a footprint of <4MB, it's super easy to configure and set-up.
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03 Oct 2009   #33
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Yeah, me too, and for those that like ESET, I'm not saying don't use it, it is a good product. But I'm saying that I like Vipre better. That is all.
/ho

well I'm saying Eset is way better =)

though I dont really like post all over the security section about it just to get some more to use it. LOL!
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03 Oct 2009   #34
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Yeah, me too, and for those that like ESET, I'm not saying don't use it, it is a good product. But I'm saying that I like Vipre better. That is all.
/ho

well I'm saying Eset is way better =)

though I dont really like post all over the security section about it just to get some more to use it. LOL!
Um, yes, you do.

Sorry, but I ditched a PAID LICENSE for ESET for Vipre.

Vipre is better.

Thanks!
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12 Oct 2009   #35
nightmare732

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I would recommend Avast.. It has high detection rates, a great resident scanner, is low on resources. It also comes with a free version that is just as good as the paid. For a firewall you should just stick with windows firewall, it is actually pretty good.
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12 Oct 2009   #36
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

There is no such thing like better and the best in AV case.
Efficiency of AV software depends on updated signatures and this activity is based on old mechanism known as blacklists. AV are good for detection but when we are talking about prevention they simply failed. No AV on the world can stop/detect new, unknown malware which have been written eg. 5 min ago. AV works when detect known malware which they have in their signatures.

About lightweight, here is my security setup - yes you are not wrong, only one application
I have this configuration (in sig) for months - no issues/problems/infections anymore:


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12 Oct 2009   #37
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Vipre is better.

Thanks!
You can't make a blanket statement like that. I tried Vipre and it falsely detected one of my files and screwed it up and I had to reformat to get the program working again. So in my opinion it is crap.
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12 Oct 2009   #38
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Today Vipre detected Internet Download Manager as a trojan and it deleted the whole program. I reinstalled IDM and it detected again. So i had to uninstall Vipre to get IDM working. I know its a false positive but its pain.
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12 Oct 2009   #39
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

False positives are a pain, I know the feeling all too well which is why I've gone back to NOD32
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12 Oct 2009   #40
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
There is no such thing like better and the best in AV case.
Efficiency of AV software depends on updated signatures and this activity is based on old mechanism known as blacklists. AV are good for detection but when we are talking about prevention they simply failed. No AV on the world can stop/detect new, unknown malware which have been written eg. 5 min ago. AV works when detect known malware which they have in their signatures.
I agree completly, Antiviruses are a rubbish means of keeping a pc safe. I use Greenborder
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