Lightest Anti-virus for browsing

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Bunkhouse Buck, Feb 26, 2008.

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  1. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    What AV(s) have you found to be the lightest in terms of browsing? That is, does not slow down web page loading, etc.
     
  2. larryb52

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    nod32, AVG, Norton
     
  3. computer geek

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    Mcafee for me, and life.
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    Drweb of course, but surely you know this already bunk
     
  5. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Ya, but taking poll to see what others have found. :D
     
  6. kinwolf

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    I'd say that only one ever slowed down my browsing, and it was because I put a setting too high in the web scanning module.
     
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    One of the big magazines showed AVG has having the least effect on Firefox of any AV. However AVG scans slowly in the on demand mode and I have never been able to get it to work right with Windows network file sharing.
     
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    kinwolf
    Which one?
     
  9. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I have seen that many slow down browsing and I have tested virtually all of them.
     
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  10. xandros

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    dr web very light
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    avira antivir antivirus premium very light & excelent detection too.
     
  11. bigc73542

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    Antivir premium PE is very light and fast for me.:thumb:
     
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    ESS for me.
     
  13. ugly

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    Latest KIS 7.0.1.325 is doing well here with Web Anti-Virus set to " recommemded ".
    Any AV that is scanning HTTP traffic will slow browsing.
    xandros said avira antivir antivirus premium is light . Yes but ....no HTTP scan ....
    It will be always a balance between protection and speed .....
     
  14. kinwolf

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    KIS 7, but I had put the settings too high and everything was slow and streaming video was down to a crawl. After putting it back on normal all went back to normal.
     
  15. Big Apple

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    No.1 Avg 7.5 free.....the fastest gun in my town! And believe me.......I have tested every scanner available. Picking up a lot of malware......exceeds my expectations!
    Before this: Nod32, fastest for years, till v3.0 came out and the problems started for me. Don't know how the latest is, but I won't go back to it!

    No.2 Dr. Web
     
  16. xandros

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    you can scan any file after download it its very easy.
     
  17. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Have you tested AVG 7.5 paid version?
     
  18. Big Apple

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    yes, I have......but I find the free just as good, to be honest.
     
  19. subset

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    Yes, for sure, but that's not what Web AVs are made for o_O

    Cheers
     
  20. WSFuser

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    For fast browsing I would say an AV without http scanning such as Dr.Web or Avira.
     
  21. computer geek

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    I'm not surprsed bigc! :)
     
  22. computer geek

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    tested moonsecure and exterminate? :D :D
     
  23. Threedog

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    I'm another one in the Dr Web camp. I've been really pleased with it all around.
     
  24. ugly

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    Yes you can. :D
    But HTTP scan is for something else - " web page with exploits on it which are directly executed in memory of the browser".:ninja:
    As I said before read this.;)
     
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    The fastest AV is no AV ;)
     
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