Lightest Antivirus

Discussion in 'polls' started by mike21, Mar 20, 2011.

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Lightest Antivirus?

  1. Agnitum Antivirus Pro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Avast

    52 vote(s)
    22.9%
  3. AVG

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  4. Avira

    31 vote(s)
    13.7%
  5. BitDefender

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. BullGuard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. CA Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Comodo Antivirus

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  9. Dr. Web

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  10. eScan Antivirus Edition

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Eset NOD32

    36 vote(s)
    15.9%
  12. Faronics Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F-Prot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. F-Secure

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. G DATA Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. IKARUS virus.utilities

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  17. Immunet

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  18. Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. McAfee VirusScan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Microsoft Security Essentials

    22 vote(s)
    9.7%
  21. Norman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Panda Antivirus

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  23. Panda Cloud Antivirus

    12 vote(s)
    5.3%
  24. PC Tools AntiVirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Sophos Anti-Virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Symantec Norton AntiVirus/Norton 360

    16 vote(s)
    7.0%
  27. Trend Micro Titanium AntiVirus

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  28. TrustPort Antivirus

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  29. Prevx

    25 vote(s)
    11.0%
  30. Sunbelt Software VIPRE Antivirus

    11 vote(s)
    4.8%
  31. ZoneAlarm Antivirus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Emsisoft Anti-malware

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  33. DriveSentry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Other

    8 vote(s)
    3.5%
  35. nProtect

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  36. Rising AntiVirus

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    Which antivirus you believe is the lightest?

    In terms of pure antivirus not suite/hips/firewall and suppose you use similar settings in each one.

    List from wikipedia
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011
  2. c2d

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    ESET NOD32

    Very low on resources
    It's amazingly light weight,effective,and really efficient.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    btw I voted "Avast".
     
  4. sweater

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    Maybe and I know that there many out there that are light, but I always goes back to Eset NOD32. I think it is not just light but also effective.

    At least it became antivirus of the year...even... in the past. Still, hoping to regain its position and trophy. :D
     
  5. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Yes, and therefore my vote goes to Noddie :cool:
     
  6. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    off topic posts removed. Please vote in the poll and by all means say what you voted for but refrain from discussion on merits of this or that vote
     
  7. stratoc

    stratoc Guest

    tried everything else, on paper someothers look lighter, ram usage etc. Eset 'feels' lighter than anything else i have tried, I hope it remains this lightweight.
     
  8. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Prevx hands down even though it's not on the list! ;)

    TH
     
  9. littlebits

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    I voted for Avira, it appears to run the lightest on every system that I tested it on except for Nod32 v.2.7 which is the lightest that I have ever tried period.

    Thanks.:D
     
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    I allways go for AVG Free with email scanner disabled and Linkscanner not installed.
     
  12. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Avast. Once using version 5 I have not bothered even trying anything else.
     
  13. Noob

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    Voted ;)
     
  14. Motherroad

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    avira
     
  16. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    None lol. Actually, I voted Avast,
     
  17. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Absolutely AGREE!!! The list should include "Prevx" and "Other". Without those I was unable to vote.
     
  18. Page42

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    As I am unable to because I want to vote Vipre Premium, but the OP says no suites.
    Agree that Prevx has very little impact on a system, and it was an oversight to not include it in this poll.
     
  19. jadinolf

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    I think that avast! is the lightest and apparently many agree with me.
     
  20. mike21

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    I am really sorry about that. I copied the list from wikipedia and prevx was not included. Also luckily for me wiki listed 36 active AVs with real time protection and I had no room for "other" as the poll's option are 36 maximum, even though I thought the list was complete.

    I will try contact a mod to see if he can edit the poll.
     
  21. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    Edit done. Prevx and Other now appear on the lower end of the list.

    Blue
     
  22. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    With the help of BlueZannetti two changes were made:

    Vba32Antivirus replaced by "prevx"
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    eSafe replaced by "other"

    Now both Vba32 & eSafe are included in the "other" vote.


    bellgamin I hope you vote now :)
     
  23. Triple Helix

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    Thanks Blue! :thumb:

    TH
     
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  25. Daveski17

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    My guess is that the Panda Cloud (free) is the lightest. MSE, Avira & avast! are probably not that far behind though.