best antivirus in terms of low cpu processing

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  1. jobenjoseph

    jobenjoseph Guest

    Hi friends

    Is ther any anti vrus which is good and does not slow the CPU processing
     
  2. deepak.krishnan

    deepak.krishnan New Member

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    Try out AVAST Home edition.

    Now this is about the 5th time or so I have seen almost similar questions.
     
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    avast! really lite!...eats 4MB memory

    But better is NOD32 it provides gr8 security in proportion to the resources it uses...
     
  4. mikeon

    mikeon ThE oNE & ONlY ??

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    Same here Avast is great
     
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    NOD32 .....though it eats memory but performs very well
     
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    Probably the lighest scaner: avast!
     
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    freeware : avast
    paid : kav
     
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    try out NAV 2007 if possible, it's not using much RAM here, 8 MB total

    i m just waiting for KAV 6 final to relese, i have tried their beta antivirus, it's good still not what i was expecting, like i went to system32 folder & it started scanning everything in that folder in real time & system started crawling for 2 mins.

    Also , with a previous beta, when i was downloading itunes for working on an ipod, KAV was scanning that file being downloaded, so CPU usage went to 100%

    thats why just waiting for the final version
     
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    Absoutely AVAST there is no other antivirus, that I know of, which is free & very lite on sys resources.
     
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    Avast is light on RAM but it dosen't have a good detection rate. Try BitDefender. It's far lighter than Norton and has one of the best detection rates in the business.
     
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    One more vote for avast! :cool:
     
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    Another Vote for AVAST, if you want system run without any problem,

    I already used ZA (some problem with PC shut down for Win98)
    KAV (some futures can not get enabled with Win98)
     
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    Look at this thread. Avast is way down the list. What use having an Antivirus just because it's light when it dosen't have a good detection rate?

    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35440

    Overall Rank

    1. Kaspersky version 6.0.0.303 - 99.62%

    2. Active Virus Shield by AOL version 6.0.0.299 - 99.62%

    3. F-Secure 2006 version 6.12.90 - 96.86%

    4. BitDefender Professional version 9 - 96.63%

    5. CyberScrub version 1.0 - 95.98%

    6. eScan version 8.0.671.1 - 95.82%

    7. BitDefender freeware version 8.0.202 - 95.57%

    8. BullGuard version 6.1 - 95.57%

    9. AntiVir Premium version 7.01.01.02 - 95.45%

    10. Nod32 version 2.51.30 - 95.14%

    11. AntiVir Classic version 7.01.01.02 - 94.26%

    12. ViruScape 2006 version 1.02.0935.0137 - 93.87%

    13. McAfee version 10.0.27 - 93.03%

    14. McAfee Enterprise version 8.0.0 - 91.76%

    15. F-Prot version 6.0.4.3 beta - 87.88%

    16. Avast Professional version 4.7.871 - 87.46%

    17. Avast freeware version 4.7.871 - 87.46%

    18. Dr. Web version 4.33.2 - 86.03%

    19. Norman version 5.90.23 - 85.65%

    20. F-Prot version 3.16f - 85.14%

    21. ArcaVir 2006 - 83.44%

    22. Norton Professional 2006 - 83.18%

    23. AVG Professional version 7.1.405 - 82.82%

    24. AVG freeware version 7.1.405 - 82.82%

    25. Panda 2007 version 2.00.01 - 82.23%

    26. Virus Chaser version 5.0a - 81.47%

    27. PC-Cillin 2006 version 14.10.1051 - 80.90%

    28. VBA32 version 3.11.0 - 79.12%

    29. ViRobot Expert version 4.0 - 76.22%

    30. UNA version 1.83 - 75.44%
     
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    look for nod32
     
  15. Zeeshan Quireshi

    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    although i don't use anti virus but tried nod32 . eats less resources .
     
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    AVAST and KAspersky
     
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    Avast Home.
     
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    sysfilez Welcome To The Jungle

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    quick heal is best antivirus in terms of low cpu processing, next in line is kaspersky. i personally use kaspersky.
     
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    avast! is the one for you. It has got awesome On-access scanner and web shields.
     
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    just got rid of NAV yesterday and have been running nod32 since yesterday...its low on memory and so far has been doing good job of reporting and deleting viruses...
     
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