Light antivirus or security suite?

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  1. mixed nutss

    mixed nutss Registered Member

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    My computer haven't been infected in years mainly because i was aware of what im doing, i reformatted my computer and i dont want to install heavy programs, my operating system is windows 8.1, even though my computer can handle most a/v programs i dont want to install lots of security related software, i'll be installing malwarebytes for on demand scanning but im not sure what should i use for real time protection. Avast uses low ram but is NOT light, so i want something that doesnt have too much impact on the computer performance and ram consumption doesnt prove that the software is light.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    I continue to find ESET Smart Security very light on system resources, it's not noticeable at all!

    I'm afraid I have little (recent) experience with many other products ;)
     
  3. mixed nutss

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    im looking for a free product actually, i dont think its worth paying for an av solution considering my computer is rarely infected.
    thanks for your suggestion though!
     
  4. Minimalist

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    If you go for free only you can try Avira Free and Panda Cloud. They were both light last time I was using them.

    Regards, hqsec
     
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    Damn! I read his first post only.....
    :D
     
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    I'm thinking about avira now, thanks anon! (and everyone else too :)!)
    although how good is MSE?it's built-in in windows 8.1 although it's only baseline protection, i believe it might be good enough to scan files that i download with malwarebytes along with security extensions on chrome, how does that sound? good enough or not?
    Thanks!
     
  10. Minimalist

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    In my experience that's true. For AV it's better to have things (signatures, modules...) loaded in memory than loading them from disk every time it needs them. That's way I love ESET. It's memory consumption is higher than from some other AVs, but system impact is minimal. ESET's use of assembly language probably helps there too.

    Regards, hqsec
     
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    If you know what you're doing MSE is enough. Add Malwarebytes and HitmanPro and you're OK. Also upload files to Virustotal if you're not sure about them.

    Regards, hqsec
     
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    Yeap, nothing is lighter than WSA... :)
     
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