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Old 03-08-06, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default virus protection, whats the lowest system intensive app?

Ive used symantec for quite a long time and it always noticed a virus as soon as it got to the system(via my viruse proned web server)

but when i run xp optomizers norton usally gets currupted somehow so i have to complearly r/r it evey time, ar!

so I went to avg but avg realy only notices a virus some time after its on the system or durring scans

so Im looking for the lowest resource hog antivirus that has some decent real time protection, anyone have any ideas??

AVGs to simple Im not a fan, i need to have more options but ignore that for now
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Old 03-08-06, 04:49 AM   #2
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Ive used symantec for quite a long time and it always noticed a virus as soon as it got to the system(via my viruse proned web server)

but when i run xp optomizers norton usally gets currupted somehow so i have to complearly r/r it evey time, ar!

so I went to avg but avg realy only notices a virus some time after its on the system or durring scans

so Im looking for the lowest resource hog antivirus that has some decent real time protection, anyone have any ideas??

AVGs to simple Im not a fan, i need to have more options but ignore that for now
for free: antivir
paid: nod32, kaspersky. kaspersky is very accurate but slow as hell with its real time scanning if you enable archive scanning. nod32 isn't as accurate, but it's fast, very fast.
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Old 03-08-06, 07:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: virus protection, whats the lowest system intensive app?

I'm using NOD32 right now, no complaints so far but it hasn't picked up anything yet whatsoever using the Internet monitor or general system monitor. Not sure whether thats a good or bad thing lol
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How is Trend PCCillin??

I'm using it.
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Old 03-08-06, 10:24 AM   #5
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I can't give any comparisons in terms of system intensiveness, but I do know that I will never use Norton again. Since I dropped Norton, I have always used AVG Free. I have heard a few negative remarks about it, but that is true of all software available.
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Default Re: virus protection, whats the lowest system intensive app?

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I can't give any comparisons in terms of system intensiveness, but I do know that I will never use Norton again. Since I dropped Norton, I have always used AVG Free. I have heard a few negative remarks about it, but that is true of all software available.
Same here. I didn't have any viruses while using norton, then i drop it, and same with AVG except a lot of more space to use up physically on my RAM (meaning AVG doesnt use too many resources). So far i like avg. Just use a free one and dont look at bad sites, use firefox and an adware scanner and dont stay on p2p networks all day

Try both AVG and AntiVir and see what u like best
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thanks guys, i still havent made up my mind yet hmmm
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Old 03-25-06, 03:31 PM   #8
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Another vote for NOD32. Among the best in accuracy and very light on resources.
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Old 03-25-06, 06:08 PM   #9
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I use kaspersky. It's pretty nifty and low mem usage.
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Old 03-25-06, 06:15 PM   #10
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I'm using Kaspersky 6.0 release candidate 6 or something like that. But unless you want to deal with beta bugs, stick with ver 5 if you do that route... There are still a number of bugs in there, such as running a system scan causing winXP to have a hard lockup...

They have been giving several version updates per week (probably every single time a bug got fixed or something); so would have to check for another version update to see if that one got nailed down...
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Old 03-27-06, 06:57 PM   #11
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NOD32 ftw. Highly configurable and won't cheese out your whole system like Norton. Very low on resouces to I don't notice any difference in performance with it running granted I disable a couple of the rt options.
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