Recomdations Please

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by laffin_boy, Nov 25, 2014.

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  1. laffin_boy

    laffin_boy Registered Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    Hi folks,

    i'm searching for an AV app and, as usual, I find i'm swimming against the tide. Most people seem to have massive amounts of real time "protection" which I haven't found necessaary over the last 20 yrs of fooling with computers. I want something that I can use as a simple, reliable, hassle-free "on demand" scanner. I've tried Avast, Avira & Panda recently and have been frustrated & disapointed with all 3. Here's what i'd like to have:

    -- Freeware

    -- Must be able to disable *all* real-time, running-in-the-background “features

    -- Must be able to be set up as a manual, “on demand” scanner with a “scan with...” entry in the Explorer Context menu

    -- very low memory overhead for the processes required: “on demand” scanning and auto def file update only.

    -- must be able to disable the “self defense” feature (unlike Panda Cloud free)

    -- reasonably highly rated in AV-Comp, etc tests with *very* low FP’s.

    -- Can live with required registration and *occasional* nags

    -- and, unlike Avira & Avast, must actually install and work as advertised on my XP laptop

    Thanks in advance,

  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

    Jan 12, 2006
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