Best AV, with small resource usage??

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Like most of you, I have tried several AV programs, both free and paid
versions. I had Trend Micro PC and it seemed like a major resource
hog. Then I read reviews and Trend did not seem to be as good as it
once was. Now I have switched to NOD32 and like it, but posters in
other threads have suggested it too is a resource hog? Is that true?

Which AV programs are considered the best to have and at the same
time, use minimal resources from the computer?

(Hey, I could have asked is AVG is doing away with their free version!
;)

Thanks,
Dickie

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I'm no expert and I have a hi-spec PC but, I don't like resource hungry
software but, I've tried many AVs and Kaspersky AV:
(http://www.kaspersky.com - choose country top center)
to be great.

I tried NOD32 but, it was making more use of my PC than I was but, with
abit of tweaking I'm sure I could have done something about it ...

Hope this helps
--
Fedz
http://encoderX.eu - Part of the Fedz Network.

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Dickie Peters, 11/25/2006,2:03:59 PM, wrote:

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NOD32 has the best combination of detection rates and computer resource
friendliness that I know of.  I found Kaspersky or AOL AVS to slow down
my machine.  AntiVir is okay.  Symantec Corporate Edition works much
better than the consumer version I have found.  There aren't too many
more I have bothered with.

If you want a resource hog on your machine try installing Oracle.
Including all its associated crap I am giving up nearly 300 MB of
memory usage.

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Have tried KAV 6.0.1.411 MP1. Seems to use less resources on my PC then
6.0.0.303.

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What are they using, 286s?

The latest NOD32 version 2.7 is about a 10 to 11MB DL.

I have all kinds of PCs from a dual Pentium Pro to a P4 running XP but
my favorite is a 1g Athlon running Win98SE that I built in 1999.

I just installed NOD32 2.7 on that one and it's anything but a resource
hog. It's a little bigger than previous versions but they've added some
new useful features and it's a little faster overall than the previous
version. I have Kaspersky installed for running occasional on demand
scans but it takes forever to run.

Chas.



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