All I care about is low resources!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by [suave], Jun 10, 2005.

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  1. [suave]

    [suave] Registered Member

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    I don't care about the price, I don't care about any extra features and detection methods.

    All I want is an antivirus that is exremely low on resources. I don't want to even be able to notice that I have a virus scanner running in the background.

    I know NOD32 is low on resources, but is there any other AV that is even lower? I'm looking for the one that uses the lowest. Has anyone ever tested this particular aspect? I'd appreciate it if you'd share with me your knowledge.

    Thank you.
     
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    Dreweb, F-prot, EZTrust, Command, ArcaVir to name a few.
    All are very good AV's and very light. Trial and see for yourself which one suits your needs.

    Happy trialing.
     
  4. Ailric

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    I would go with F-Prot. Very low on resources. Doesn't even slow down a P133 32MB RAM.

    You can even disable the tray icon.
     
  5. The Hammer

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    EZtrust fits the bill. Very light very fast and cheap as well.
     
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    If you really want light, F-Prot is the way to go and as a bonus it has pretty darn good detection and it is inexpensive. Pretty much fits the bill.
     
  7. [suave]

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    Yeah I am trialing Fprot now. It is pretty amazingly low on resources. I love it.

    I have a few issues with the realtime scanner in fprot though. but other than that it is great so far.
     
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    They are supposed to bring out a newer version 4 one of these days that should take care of some of the users wishes.
     
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    avast! is recommend for low-recource too :)
     
  10. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Out of the freebies...Antivir...AVG...Avast, which uses the least...post proof if you can. :doubt:
     
  11. iwod

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    Sorry to be completely off topic......... but how many topic is there on Resources usage for the past ... 2 week?

    Try a search on "resource" next time. It will surely bring you loads of rersults.
     
  12. mercurie

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    Well I did as you suggested my question was very specific and I went all the way back to March 12 you really got to dig and still do not get the question answereed with proof. Lots of pay AV resource posts but not which freebie is the lowest resource user (of course good detection and cleaning is a given, the assumption is made that any of the three do a fair job). Those who post a response elabiration is welcome on that point however. ;)

    If you have a good link post it!!
     
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