Antivirus that dosen't comsume much resources

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  1. bharat_r

    bharat_r New Member

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    Can anyone suggest an antivirus thet does not make my PC slow but is better than NAV 2005(I use it NAV2k5 now) in detecting viruses.

    I searchedx the QnA forum for "antivirus" & "anti virus" but got only 8 irrelevent results.
     
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    manas Wandering in the zone ...

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    trust nav05 only

    i only trust norton antivirus 2005
    it will make your computer a bit slow if u hav 256MB RAM
    else its a cruise
     
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    NOD32 is the best i have used... uses the least resources.... and has never let anything through...
     
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    Clamwin ( No realtime scanner so immensly system light + free + opensource + small updates")

    or try AVG free

    or try avast! Home
     
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    Try Avast! ....... its free, fast and reliable!!
    AVG....free, a lil bit slower, a lil bit realiable
    PC Cillin.....not free, fast, NOT AT ALL reliable
    Norton.....not free, SLOW, most reliable
     
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    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    what of kaspersky? certainly the best on detection plus lighter on resources than norton and mcafee for sure.
    The least resource consuming is AVG, but its detection is doubtful.
     
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    hey guys.
    i used to hav norton 2005 but due to some error i hav to uninstall it and now its refusing to reinstall.
    So i adopt pc cillin internet security 2005 (i got it from my ISP)
    i wanna know if its detection rate are good or i should go for some other ANTIVIRUS. I hav heard of NOD32, Avast, kaspersky.
    which one is the best?
    it should hav frequent updates from net and good detection rate.
    kindly tell :?
     
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    simple, light,effective = avast anti virus personal edition

    best rated freeware antivirues by PCWORLD.com
     
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    nod32
    avg
    avast
     
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    Hi friends! This is about NOD32. I was using the free version of NOD32 and one fine day i found most of the files from c drive missing and there was a new folder in c drive by name "my access media" which could not be deleted. I could not bring NOD32 into action as it was not responding. I tried to uninstall NOD32 but i was unable to do it as it kept on telling me it is being used by someother programme. I tried to manually delete the files but could not do it. Then i deleted them using deletedr during startup.

    There were so many windows files missing that even repair installation could not be performed. Finally i had to reinstall the xp pro os but in this process all the data got deleted.

    I relied on NOD32 too much but some virus has broken it. Now i have NAV.
     
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    i am using avg antivirus and havent got a single virus in my pc since 1 year.so i would highly recommend it.
     
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    NOD32 does not have a free version ;)
     
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    Avast is the best or there are many boot time virus checking cd available
     
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    Quick Heal is also low on resources..
     
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    hey dipen how can u say that my laptop with 128 mb ram and 800 mhz processor gone so slow that when i open my computer it take 20 seconds quick heal is very heavy antivius
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    d antivirus which use less resoures hav a lower dection rate & vise versa

    there is always a need to choose d right mix!!
    d best way is to try ur self,experiment & then c d results.
    i test all AV like this. which works fine me is avast
    and also i suggest to go 4 a antivirus which is fair on resouces and good in detection rate
     
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    @vicky..: well u must have turned on the system startup scan...so everytime u switch on..it scans ur registry and start up items...

    so try turning it off..and see the effect..
     
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