Lightest AV for older system

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  1. topguynow

    topguynow Registered Member

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    I have an older-5 years old-Emachines desktop with Windows XP, AMD 64 processor, 200 GB HD and 1024 memory. I am looking for the lightest Antivirus, preferably free, that can be used for this...Any ideas? Thanks
     
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    Free-Panda Cloud (PCAV )1.5.2. or Not free- Webroot Secure Anywhere (WSA).
     
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  3. IvoShoen

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    One of my other systems is basically the same eMachines model and it is running avast 7 really well. The lightest AV I've tried on it.
     
  4. clubhouse

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    I'm running Avast 7 with WSA on a netbook XP SP3 (Acer Aspire D260-A) no slowdowns whatsoever :)
     
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    nothing beats avast in disk and cpu usage from my testing anyway
     
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    i agree i use so many av's and i use avast on older systems and it runs great
     
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    Immunet I think is light its cloud based.
     
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    Panda Cloud Antivirus
     
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    Try F-Prot, once was light. But I don't know if his detection is high.
     
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    Panda Cloud AV :)
     
  11. Kees1958

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    Lightest free AV's I have used are Avast 7 and Forticlient Lite.

    To give you an idea: Avast7 uses 25% of the disk I/O of Panda (after you have done a first scan).

    The AV component of Returnil is also very low on resources (but scores less in RAP http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml )
     
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    Not all vendors consider adware.win32.relevantknowledge bad enough.
    It's a toolbar, just remove it.
     
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