I recently purchased a new Dell Laptop and need to install some antivirus software on it. Its got plenty of power but Vista is a massive resource hog so i would like to keep the amount of resources my antivirus/Firewall uses to a minimum. The Specs of the compouter are:
2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo
2GB of Memory
256MB Geforce 7300 Video card
Vista Home Premium
I've allready tried AVG Free and it dosent work that great. When i tested it out it used a lot of memory on startup and struggles to detect and delete viruses and spyware.
I am willing to pay for the program too so i'm open to any siggestions.
...struggles to detect and delete viruses and spyware.
Virus software is a religeous affair and everyone has their own opinion. I have a couple questions...
What is your test-bed? I mean, I wouldn't even know how to start a private test operation like that. Do you just run your new notebook for a couple of days and then run something that does work, counting the number of infections it found? Are you just hooking up to some university intra-net or do you have a private test-bed environment with a lot of infected machines?
Have you tried the same test on the build-in virus and firewall software and if so what were the results?