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Posted: 11/27/2014 9:07:16 AM EDT
I am looking for a light weight virus scan for my moms laptop that although new has a slow processor. I can get McAfee for free through COX, but I know that puts allot of pull on the processor and RAM to have it run in the background. The PC has 4gb ram and a dual core 1ghz AMD processor
Can anyone recommend me a free virus program that is very light on the processor.
Thanks
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:11:32 AM EDT
I've been using Avast (free version) in conjunction with Malwarebytes (paid version) with excellent results. I dumped McAffee because it is such a resourse hog.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:13:30 AM EDT
PrEP
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:16:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 9:17:18 AM EDT by MaineBassFishin]
Nod32 or bitdefender

ETA: along with malwarebytes scans.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:20:07 AM EDT
Malware bytes(paid version) is pretty awesome when used with the Windows firewall. It's about $35 for the malware bytes, AVAST is good too
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:20:12 AM EDT
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This
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:21:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
I've been using Avast (free version) in conjunction with Malwarebytes (paid version) with excellent results. I dumped McAffee because it is such a resourse hog.

This
Yep, this.
But, hey, pony up and buy them, pretty cheap.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:22:05 AM EDT
OpenDNS, MSE, and Malwarebytes has done the trick for me. OpenDNS is probably the best improvement.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:23:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
I've been using Avast (free version) in conjunction with Malwarebytes (paid version) with excellent results. I dumped McAffee because it is such a resourse hog.

This


+100 This
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:24:54 AM EDT
Avira
BitDefender
Kapersky
TrendMicro
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:27:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
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All of the above. But my (free) Malwarebytes stopped working when I installed my (free) Avast.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:29:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Climbmadone:
Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
I've been using Avast (free version) in conjunction with Malwarebytes (paid version) with excellent results. I dumped McAffee because it is such a resourse hog.

This


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Avast is effective but it's a little bit more of a resource-hog compared to the ones I listed.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:34:13 AM EDT
I have the avast paid version, and while good, it causes has all these popups that appear on pages like Drudge and various others. There's no way to turn them off and they're annoying as fuck.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:49:06 AM EDT
You might look at this thread.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1609982_As_someone_who_has_been_fixing_PC_s_for_the_last_14_years__let_me_help_you_out____.html
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:50:07 AM EDT
MacAffe? That virus? Why would anyone willingly install that?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:53:47 AM EDT
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+1

I've had zero problems on three computers since I started using these 4 yrs ago.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:02:20 AM EDT
Avast free version here too.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:07:21 AM EDT
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MacAffe? That virus? Why would anyone willingly install that?
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I'm convinced that dude was writing viruses back in the day just to sell his product.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:08:32 AM EDT
Avast Internet Security.
By and large the best out there.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:10:33 AM EDT
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You might look at this thread.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1609982_As_someone_who_has_been_fixing_PC_s_for_the_last_14_years__let_me_help_you_out____.html
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Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:30:47 AM EDT
microsoft security essentials is pretty decent...and free
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:36:07 AM EDT
Avast
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:40:12 AM EDT
http://www.av-comparatives.org/

All the comparisons here
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:40:38 AM EDT
ESET
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:13:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:15:01 AM EDT by Hollywood_Shooter]
http://superantispyware.com/

Fucking hate McAffee ---- I SWEAR they were giving me viruses just so they could charge me to remove them.

Quit McAffee and started using super anti spyware + kaspersky internet security, and haven't had a problem since.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 2:05:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By amd_dude:
microsoft security essentials is pretty decent...and free
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thats what i use. no issues
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 2:13:36 PM EDT
Avast free version here too
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