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Windows 7: Is it worth me buying an AV?

10 Mar 2010   #31
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Did you have Malwarebytes real-time protection enabled?


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10 Mar 2010   #32
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarf321 View Post
I did have malwarebytes and norton 360 but it slowed down my computer by quite a bit.
Your specs are not enough for 7 - I'm not surprised.
Also Norton 360 is rather resource intensive, you should try just running Microsoft Security Essentials and see if its better.
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10 Mar 2010   #33
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarf321 View Post
I did have malwarebytes and norton 360 but it slowed down my computer by quite a bit.
Your specs are not enough for 7 - I'm not surprised.
Also Norton 360 is rather resource intensive, you should try just running Microsoft Security Essentials and see if its better.
Most AV's would choke with 1GB of RAM.
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11 Mar 2010   #34
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Also Norton 360 is rather resource intensive, you should try just running Microsoft Security Essentials and see if its better.
When is the last time you used Norton 360? An outdated version of Norton 360 v4 running on an outdated virtual Windows XP SP3 uses less than 10MB of RAM when idle.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Most AV's would choke with 1GB of RAM.
Avast! 5 and Norton 2009/2010 are two that don't choke with 1GB of RAM.
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13 Mar 2010   #35
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'm only using Norton 360 v4 because I have about 200 days left on the contract, when it runs out in October I will be using MSE and Win7 Firewall; I think I did have Malware Bytes real time protection on; I do a full scan once a week, but apart from that it is lays idle in the system tray.
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13 Mar 2010   #36
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

And I do have 2GB of readyboost from my USB always on, if that helps.
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