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Windows 7: Netbook's Antivirus

19 Jul 2010   #1
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 
Netbook's Antivirus

Hello,

I'd like to know, what's the best antivirus available for a smsung n130 netbook? I want to keep it light and safe for attack.

do i need a smart security product ? or just antivirus because i am willing to visit 2-4 sites only which I know them.

Thank you!!


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19 Jul 2010   #2
G1LLY

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have a Toshiba NB300 netbook & use Microsoft Security Essentials along with Windows 7 built in firewall, have had no problems so far.
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19 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Gilly is right on as there are many here that use that combo.
I use MSE AV and Comodo FW but again to each their own.
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19 Jul 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Avast is a light weight AV. As said by many members already, MSE is a good choice.
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23 Jul 2010   #5
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi, TheIceman6.

Since you're using a NetBook, you're going to be after a pretty lightweight application. I'd recommend ESET NOD32 as it's a light application and is easy to use. Any of the below application would be a good option for you, and of course, MSE is another option.

Free Antivirus Applications
  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software. Please select the Antivirus download, not the Smart Security download, as we only want an antivirus. Select the appropriate version (32-bit or 64-bit) depending on your operating system.
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software.
  • Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.396 Final - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software.
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 - Trial Version - Please use this download link and this download link only. I ask you to do this to avoid downloading incorrect and potentially harmful software. To download this software, you'll need to go through an e-mail verification process. Please fill in your Name and E-mail Address to do this at the link provided above.
Thanks,
Harvey Meale
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23 Jul 2010   #6
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Hello,

I'd like to know, what's the best antivirus available for a smsung n130 netbook? I want to keep it light and safe for attack.

do i need a smart security product ? or just antivirus because i am willing to visit 2-4 sites only which I know them.

Thank you!!
MSE is extremely unobtrusive towards the performance of your system. I highly recommend it.
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24 Jul 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Hello,

I'd like to know, what's the best antivirus available for a smsung n130 netbook? I want to keep it light and safe for attack.

do i need a smart security product ? or just antivirus because i am willing to visit 2-4 sites only which I know them.

Thank you!!
Hi, TheIceman6.

Congratulations on the new netbook! I checked the specs for the Samsung N130 Netbook and it appears that it comes with Windows XP SP3 (If you’re looking for great value and performance, Rely on the Samsung N130 N130-13B - Netbooks - Mobile Computing | SAMSUNG).

Note that the previously linked ESET and Kaspersky programs are trial only.

Considering that the netbook is Windows XP, I would suggest you consider a Security Suite and agree with ESET, but would recommend ESET Smart Security. There is a trial available.

If you are only considering free antivirus and firewall programs, the following are free for personal use (my personal favorite being MSE):

Free Antivirus Software:

avast! 5 Home Edition
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Microsoft Security Essentials

Free Firewalls:
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14 Aug 2010   #8
jagooch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Don't Assume

most people that Inknow wipe their computer's hard drive right after they buy it. This lets them start fresh and put their choice of OS on it. The OP should have told us what their hw/sw specs were, so that the answers could be more useful to them.
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14 Aug 2010   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

G1LLY has a security set up that many use and have very good luck. All the reading I do on this indicate in combination they work well and are light on the systems resources. When the subscription on my antivirs runs out that combination is what I will use.
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15 Aug 2010   #10
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi theiceman 6, i personally feel even if u are planning to visit one or two sites which you feel secure, still u cant let ur guard down because the good sites also get hacked sometime and can infect you. So my advice is you have multy layer protection, which means apart from a real time AV u should use atleast one on demand scaner. MBAM and SAS are two of my personal favourite and probably the best out there and free too. Winpatrol is also very informative and handy.
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