Light security suite for older PC

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  1. Paradutch

    Paradutch Registered Member

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    Hi folks,

    i am looking for a (possible) free internet security suite for an older PC...specs are: 512 MB Ram...Windows XP with SP3...AMD pocessor (Sempron 2400)
    Trend Micro I have tried and is wayyyy to heavy on my system.

    A sole AV product with a single firewall is welcome also...in the past i used the old kerio firewall 2.1.5 (something) with Avira. (also free)

    TIA

    Para.
     
  2. Tony

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    I would suggest nod32 2.7 it's perfect for the older pc's. Then again it's not a suite so you might want windows firewall on also.
     
  4. firzen771

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    if ur looking for a full suite, i suggest Avira Premium Security Suite, its extremely light for a suite. :thumb:
     
  5. the Tester

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    I have very similar specs to you in OS and amount of RAM.

    I have used Online Armor free + Avira free and that was light.
    Another combination that runs fairly light is PCTolls Firewall Plus & Drive Sentry. These are both free versions also.
     
  6. icr

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    Try Avira its best suited for your specs:thumb:
     
  7. steve1955

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    daugher has win xp sp3 with athlon xp1800 and 512 ram and runs Kis 2009 with no problems,doesn't use it for games just uni work
     
  8. trjam

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    Aviras Suite. It will be all you need.
     
  9. Arup

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    Avira free or Avast with Windows Firewall would suit you fine and its light, just use Limited User account.
     
  10. Pedro

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    And if it's XP Pro:
    http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
     
  11. TonyW

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    I have 256MB RAM on an XP SP3 system and run KIS2009 with no problems.
     
  12. noone_particular

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    Kerio 2.1.5 is still a viable firewall on all pre-Vista systems. You won't find a lighter firewall. I can't recommend a light AV. Haven't used one in years.
     
  13. mike21

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    Eset suite is lighter than Avira's
     
  14. firzen771

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    dude, i know ur just saying that cuz av-comparatives said that, it all depends on ur comp, some comps might run avira lighter and some ESET, just gota try them both out.
     
  15. L815

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    I have a 2gb Core 2 Duo laptop.

    Avira: 2000-3000K average memory usage. Cpu is around 1-15 erratically (idle)
    Avast: 430K - 813K average memory usage. Cpu is almost non existant (idle)

    Both run well, but Avast seems to have kicked into performance tweaking because it's using almost nothing!
     
  16. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    Dude how do you know?

    I don't even check AV-comparatives, I have tried them both in various computers under different snapshots and configurations and ESET is lighter, not in terms of ram consumption (who cares about 10mb of ram, even if you have only 512mb) but in terms of HDD load.
     
  17. simisg

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    comodo internet security is also ok
     
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