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Can you guys tell me the name of a good anti-virus that wont slow down my PC.

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May 31, 2013 11:31:47 AM

I have tried Avast and it sucked.
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May 31, 2013 11:35:19 AM

maybe is your computer. can you give us your computer spec?
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May 31, 2013 11:36:59 AM

Bitdefender all the way
May 31, 2013 11:39:13 AM

rgd1101 said:
maybe is your computer. can you give us your computer spec?

Acer extensa 5630G.
a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2013 11:39:22 AM

I have never had AVG slow down any of my systems.
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May 31, 2013 11:40:57 AM

Microsoft security essentials is a free light weight program but not fool proof, you still need be careful where you go like any other anti virus program.
May 31, 2013 11:42:39 AM

bgunner said:
Microsoft security essentials is a free light weight program but not fool proof, you still need be careful where you go like any other anti virus program.

Ok.
I am not the winner.
May 31, 2013 11:48:12 AM

bgunner said:
Microsoft security essentials is a free light weight program but not fool proof, you still need be careful where you go like any other anti virus program.


Please tell me that you are kidding. MSE is one of the worst rated antivirus programs out there.

I would suggest AVG, but dont fall for their paid computer maintenance software that comes packaged with the antivirus. The antivirus itself is all you need.
May 31, 2013 11:50:21 AM

dalmvern said:
bgunner said:
Microsoft security essentials is a free light weight program but not fool proof, you still need be careful where you go like any other anti virus program.


Please tell me that you are kidding. MSE is one of the worst rated antivirus programs out there.

I would suggest AVG, but dont fall for their paid computer maintenance software that comes packaged with the antivirus. The antivirus itself is all you need.


Ok, Im downloading the free version right now.
I would buy the full version, but I havent got much dosh right now.
May 31, 2013 11:55:12 AM

AVG or Avast....depending on your windows version. Both free.
a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2013 12:00:38 PM

dalmvern said:
bgunner said:
Microsoft security essentials is a free light weight program but not fool proof, you still need be careful where you go like any other anti virus program.


Please tell me that you are kidding. MSE is one of the worst rated antivirus programs out there.

I would suggest AVG, but dont fall for their paid computer maintenance software that comes packaged with the antivirus. The antivirus itself is all you need.



MSE is the lightest weight program out there and as long as you go to trusted sites your fine. But hey it was a suggestion and I personally don't use it anymore because my ISP offers a full version of McAffee with their service. I would never use AVG again after getting loaded with viruses using there program. Not to mention it slowed my system to a point I would get lag spikes on the desktop and the pc at the time was more powerful than his laptop.

just my experiences with that program. Others may have had good ones just not me.
May 31, 2013 12:02:09 PM

+1 for Microsoft Security Essentials.
It's free, low-resource, and integrates nicely into Windows :D 
May 31, 2013 12:03:03 PM

Trend Micro Titanium with Malwarebytes as a passive secondary.
a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2013 12:14:57 PM

ZippyPeanut said:
Trend Micro Titanium with Malwarebytes as a passive secondary.


Unless Trend Micro has changed Titanium so it wont use a hole core at idle I would not recommend them. I had trend Micro before they switch over to Titanium and it was great. When they switched There program used Half of my CPU (50%) constantly and when I called and they saw the issue they could not fix it. I had to shut the Anti-virus off just to game. That year I was out $80 bucks (because of having 3 PC's) because they couldn't fix there goof.

Malwarebytes is good though I have used it off and on through the years.
May 31, 2013 12:16:14 PM

Avast is very heavy and slows down your system. I definitely suggest AVG over that. I second having Malwarebytes as a passive secondary!
May 31, 2013 12:54:43 PM

bgunner said:
ZippyPeanut said:
Trend Micro Titanium with Malwarebytes as a passive secondary.


Unless Trend Micro has changed Titanium so it wont use a hole core at idle I would not recommend them. I had trend Micro before they switch over to Titanium and it was great. When they switched There program used Half of my CPU (50%) constantly and when I called and they saw the issue they could not fix it. I had to shut the Anti-virus off just to game. That year I was out $80 bucks (because of having 3 PC's) because they couldn't fix there goof.

Malwarebytes is good though I have used it off and on through the years.


Yeah, I think it used to be a resource hog, but I think they've fixed that now. It uses very little of my resources now in 2013, and it's good protection.
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May 31, 2013 1:06:57 PM

RandomTox said:
You MSE lovers missed this article?? "Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Certification Again" here on Tom's?
Link >> http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AV-TEST-Certification-...
Wonder why that is, but the article will explain ;) 

And here they test virus scanners, also by Operating System, link >> http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-xp/ma...

And Malwarebytes isn't a virus scanner. Not sure why part of it's name says Malware


you right malware bytes it not a anti virus scanner its a MALWARE scanner or its name would be something like this "Virusbytes".
May 31, 2013 1:35:11 PM

Hmmm...

"Virus" is a category of "malware." I have scanned for "malware" with Malwarebytes hundreds of times and it has found many viruses and identified them as such.
June 4, 2013 3:28:57 AM

Go through my signature . May be its helpful for you.
June 5, 2013 1:40:40 PM

Dostya said:
dalmvern said:
bgunner said:
Microsoft security essentials is a free light weight program but not fool proof, you still need be careful where you go like any other anti virus program.


Please tell me that you are kidding. MSE is one of the worst rated antivirus programs out there.

I would suggest AVG, but dont fall for their paid computer maintenance software that comes packaged with the antivirus. The antivirus itself is all you need.


Ok, Im downloading the free version right now.
I would buy the full version, but I havent got much dosh right now.


No dosh? You wouldn't happen to have any gold lying around, would you?

Seriously though, I've been using Avast for years with no problems, both on XP, and now 7, with no slowdowns that I'm aware of.

Has anyone done any benchmarking with AV software turned on to test real world resource hoggery? I would like to read about that.
June 5, 2013 3:14:42 PM

CNET did some reviews on the best AV. Don't have a link for you atm, but I am sure you can find it on their site.
June 5, 2013 9:10:47 PM

I would suggest you to go with Comodo because i use comodo and found various application that helps to protect your pc and also it doesnt slows down your pc, one of the application is that it has a cool sandbox that keeps you safe and secure! And i saw a report by AV-Test that it scored 100% for protection . Here is the Av-test link : http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-xp/ma...
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