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Old 12-08-08, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I was wondering if any of you happen to know which Free AV has the smallest memory footprint while still upholding good security.

Right now I'm using Antivir, but I've also used AVG before it. I am just wondering if any of you know anything better for performance, thanks!!
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Hmm, for free AV i usually recommend Avast
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Old 12-08-08, 04:30 PM   #3
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So you'd suggest Avast for free, and if you were to buy one?? Would it be NOD32 like I keep reading everywhere?
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So you'd suggest Avast for free, and if you were to buy one?? Would it be NOD32 like I keep reading everywhere?
Yeah i have ESET Smart Security [NOD32]

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So you'd suggest Avast for free, and if you were to buy one?? Would it be NOD32 like I keep reading everywhere?
Norton 2009 is awesome.
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Old 12-08-08, 07:29 PM   #6
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Avira for free, or otherwise.
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Old 12-09-08, 11:26 AM   #7
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Norton 2009 is awesome.
Symantec made a great turn around their recent products are really good.
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Avast is good for free. Not a fan of AVG anymore and Avira doesn't have email scanning and tends to have annoying popups.

As for paid. Kapersky is good, but expensive and NOD just isn't what it used to be, the Security Suite I found was hit and miss and would do bad things to some systems it was installed on. ::
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Yeah, I was using Avira, and the pop-ups were kinda silly.

So you say Avast is good for free but what about the paid for version??
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Avast is good for free. Not a fan of AVG anymore and Avira doesn't have email scanning and tends to have annoying popups.
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Yeah, I was using Avira, and the pop-ups were kinda silly.
You get one popup when it updates.
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