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post #1 of 22 Old 09-03-2010, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the deal. I had Eset antivirus on my laptop, but was unable to uptdate it wanting to get something else. The laptop is a Compaq and is a few years old. It wasn't a high end version when I bought it, so it didn't come with a boatload of memory. I had Microsoft Security Essentials on it, but the computer bogs down and runs like shit. I might as well have a virus.

Anyone know of some good free antivirus software that won't eat up my memory? It doesn't have to be the best stuff in the world. Just something that will keep all the little gremlins off my computer and something I can update regularly without any hitches and won't slow my shitty laptop down.

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comodo antivirus is my favorite.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-.../antivirus.php

or you could just install linux & not worry about it :D
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agv is a good one or avast
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agv is a good one or avast
*AVG* / avast / avira are all mainstream as hell. if i was to make a virus those 3 would be on the list for me to circumvent. :D

he was on the right track with ESET, but imo comodo is the next best thing.
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I used to use AVG, but switched when Microsoft Security Essentials was released. It has a very clean interface and always reviews well.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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I used to use AVG, but switched when Microsoft Security Essentials was released. It has a very clean interface and always reviews well.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
he's already stated he cant use that b/c of system resources
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he's already stated he cant use that b/c of system resources
So sorry, totally skimmed right past that part. It would help if we knew the specifications on the laptop, more specifically, the amount of memory and the operating system. MSSE is generally regarded as being one of the least resource intensive products out there. I have noticed that with MSSE it does work the processor here and there for a day or so after you install it until it scans everything. Don't know if this is an option, but if you just use the laptop for web surfing you could install linux on it. That would reduce your vulnerability to many of the things floating around out there.
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If u aren't running linux, I ran AVG and Web of trust on firefox browser. Never had any virus issues for the three years I ran them on my older athlon 64 single core with only 512mb ram. They're not that resource hungry. I know it's mainstream, but it's better than nothing, and the updates come pretty often.

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I'll try AVG. I have a 35 or 40 gig hard drive. How do I find out how much memory I have?

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