No antivirus likes my computer?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Coolio10, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. Coolio10

    Coolio10 Registered Member

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    I have tried many antiviruses but all of them cause a major problem at some point to my computer.

    Antivir - The updater crashes all the time and some applications (eg games) take long to load.

    Avast - Perfect and light but caused my shutdown to stall for an extremely long time.

    Kaspersky IS 2009 (build 357) - Not sure how since everyone tells me this is light but it slowed all my applications down. All my applications take almost a minute longer to load compared to avast and antivir. I hope this is a conflict because i really like the protection that kaspersky offers. Boot and shutdown is speedy though.

    AVG - Waiting for the fixing update before i go near it.


    Is there any other antiviruses i could try or any answers to these problems? Free or paid i don't mind as long as it offers strong protection and light. Popular antiviruses are my preference (eg nod, kaspersky) but not a must.

    My computer is pretty low-tech with 512mb ram and integrated graphics but until xp support is gone i am not getting another computer.

    I am currently using kaspersky is 2009 because i like its strong firewall and strong antivirus but i don't know how much longer i can handle the slowness.

    I will try delete files and programs to see if i can speed it up.
     
  2. The Hammer

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    BitDefender has a gaming edition.
     
  3. emperordarius

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    Maybe Kaspersky slows down because HIPS analyze any application the first time it is started?
     
  4. cruelsister

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    Give F-Prot a try. They have a 30 day trial and would be extremely shocked if it caused any problems.
     
  5. eBBox

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    I second that :thumb: :)
     
  6. lodore

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    give drweb a shot.
    shouldnt cause any issues.
    with ram so cheap these days you may as well get a bit more ram for say like £10-£15
     
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  7. Coolio10

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    How is the detection of f-prot and drweb?
     
  8. jrmhng

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    Dr Web is lower mid tier so almost always behind the likes of Avira and Kaspersky in av-comparatives and av-test.org results. Also tends to be behind other players like NAV, Sopohs, Trend, ESET, BD etc.

    F-prot is upper mid tier so behind Avira and Kaspersky. However after the recent upgrade, tends to be on par with NAV, Sopohs, Trend, ESET, BD etc.
     
  9. lodore

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    i don't think drweb is behind tbh. i don't judge av's by test results thou.
    i generally judge by real life experience.

    drweb will protect you very well and there lab is fast at adding missed samples.

    i judge by how the av reacts on my machine. aka does it slow my machine down. does it have any issues with the programs i use, update frequency. how dedicated the company is and is it improving on any weak points.
    to sum it up don't judge a book by its cover try the av on your machine and see how it goes. i think you will like both drweb and f-prot. choose the one you like most you wont be disappointed with eiether. no one can make the choice for you.
     
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  10. jrmhng

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    Agreed. Just summing up results from avcomparatives and avtest. I should have added that it wouldn't make a huge different for most users.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy
     
  11. risl

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    Stability is one of the reasons why I chose Dr.Web and after that, never had to look for another av. If you like "minimalistic" programs, give it a try :)
     
  12. Antarctica

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    Exactly, I have Dr.Web on one of my computer since a couple of month and it is so light, it's amazing.:) :)
     
  13. aigle

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    Yes, you need Comodo Antivirus. :D
     
  14. lodore

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    ROFL LMAO
     
  15. thanatos_theos

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    What happened to Norton? How about OneCare?

    thanatos
     
  16. SourMilk

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    Run naked. Here's how:

    Make a drive image and keep it offline. Use Firefox with NoScript. Use a webmail service that uses an antivirus scanner such as Yahoo and Hotmail. Use an Instant System Recovery software (e.g. FDISR, Returnil, etc.) Run an online virus scan weekly.

    Pray. :)

    SourMilk out
     
  17. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    more fanboys?

    :thumb: lol :rolleyes:

    if he does decide to try it, here is a useful link for him.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=197854
     
  18. Diver

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    I have had good luck with AVG free on old slow machines. Perhaps your rig could benefit from a format and clean install of XP.
     
  19. twl845

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    ESET NOD32 v3.667.
     
  20. Coolio10

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    Tried dr.web and really like it. Extremely light. Using less than 5mb ram.

    Keep em coming if u can think of anymore so i can see my favourite one :D.
     
  21. lodore

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    glad you like it
     
  22. pandlouk

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    Hi Coolio :)

    I would also suggest to give a try of Rising Antivirus 2008 free. It's processes/services consume 18-20 mb.
    It provides excellent protection and I did not noticed any slowdowns.
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  23. DevilFrank

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    I agree with OneCare. I did install it on a XPHome Laptop with 512MB RAM (the 3rd part of my cycle) and it works perfectly. Now this machine is running fine with a good protection (firewall + antivirus), the backup is going fine (scheduled weekly) and OneCare will manage your system performance.

    I´m happy with this.
     
  24. trjam

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    try Dr Web
     
  25. Sputnik

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    Could you specify?
     
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