Anti-Virus but not anit-resources!

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  1. suhas_sm

    suhas_sm New Member

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    Guys help me out with this
    Apparently Norton is the best i agree but i need a antivirus that wont eat up resourses,,,wont hog my pc,,,,,and wont hamper my pc performance..

    i have used norton for long time but i aint happy while using it it makes my pc damn slow ryt from start to shutdown......n i need real time proctection enabled ...the .reason - i am almost 24/7 online guy

    what do u suggest ??
     
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    avg free edition
    kaspersky
    NOD32
    wait there will be more
     
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    Kaspersky and AVG.
     
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    are they trust worthy ?? as compared to norton ?
     
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    AVG is excellent. In some ways better than norton ... and a very light one. Kaspersky is supposed to be the best antivirus, but personally I haven't tried it.
     
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    Another vote for Kaspersky ...
     
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    JAK What the Heck !

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    McAfee 8 Entrp Version... :wink:
    Nothin can beat it in terms of resouce usage...its the least... :wink:
     
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    i have tried several antivirus softwares avg, avast ,nod32,panda, kaspersky,norton2004,antivir, bitdefender,mcafee ,extendia,etc .this was done after i got infected while running norton and i had to reinstall the os.
    the best is kaspersky ,then comes panda ,nod32, avg avast mcafee.etc

    if u r looking for less resource hungry softwares go for nod32 v2.12
    latest.its fast and consumes so less resources.very good in that aspect .nothin beats it there.also a complete scan takes so little time .ihave 2k and xp it takes about8 min. freeones with less resource using capabilities are avg and avast.
     
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    jak dude u got a pretty good config so u can that even if u use norton i guesss ;)
     
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    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    McAfee Pro 8.0 is the best.....
     
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    I have always used Trend PcCillin...

    www.antivirus.com

    And I never faced any probs and it uses very low resources and is able to detect some viruses which norton couldn't....
     
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    JAK What the Heck !

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    hmm... :wink:
    But still "Mcafee Virusscan
    enterprise version 8" can get the gas out of any other Antivirus available currently in terms of resource usage... :wink:

    Note: There is a diference btween Mcafee Pro and Mcafee Enterprise... The later is prefered on servers... :wink:
     
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    I too. like AVG

    AVG is light,fast, reliable and free :)
     
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    AVG Free Edition
    *Freeware
    *Light (Doesn't hog up resources too much)
    *good protection

    Code:
    http://free.grisoft.com/
     
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    avg and avast r resource friendly but not THAT effective...
    go in forMcafee 8 if u want a combo of good detection and resource friendly...if detection is ur prime importance, nothing beats kaspersky..no not even norton!!
     
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    Extendia Antivirus Pro 2004
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    Still i have not tried it but i am sure switching from Norton to
    Kaspersky or Extendia AV
     
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